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This is a picture of my father George (Gus) Gustafson, the sailor. He looks pretty young so my guess is that it was taken between 1942-45. It looks like he was at a USO club maybe. I have no idea where though. He was stateside for most of the war as a Aviation Machinist's Mate - Instructor. His duty stations were: Dearborn, Michigan, Dec '42 - Apr '43; Norman, Oklahoma, Apr '43 - Feb '45 and San Diego, CA, Feb '45 - May '45. He then was aboard the USS Savo Island (CVE78) from May '45 - Dec '45. He received a "Pacific Theatre" medal, so I assume that is where the ship was at the end of the war. Sadly my father passed away when I was 18, so although I remember him talking about his war years I don't really remember specifics. I am trying to do a military time-line with pictures, as a remembrance of my dad's service.
To me the picture looks like all the USO publicity photos of the war years. Does anyone recognize anyone in the picture? Please click on the written by line, if you're a member, to contact me with any information and/or ideas of how I could find out who the other people in the picture are and/or where and when it was taken. If you're not a member please leave a comment below.