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A Sailor's Journey Across Two War Fronts

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Maxine and Michael Milochik from 1944.

In August 1944, Michael Milochik sailed home from England on the luxury liner Queen Elizabeth. He described the living conditions as "tight" with 12 bunks to a room. Once back home, he and his girlfriend were married.

They spent their honeymoon in a house on loan from one of his shipmates. Mike described how people laughed at him when he bought several comic books to take on his honeymoon.

After his honeymoon, Mike got on a Liberty Ship, the USS Baham and sailed through the Panama Canal, destination Ulithi Atoll in the Caroline Islands, now part of Micronesia. Upon arrival, he reported in t...



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