: Photograph showing the dance band on board the U.S.S. Santa Fe, with John Rumora on trombone, ca. 1945-1946.
John George Rumora (1927-) enlisted in the United States Navy on February 24, 1945. He processed through boot camp at Great Lakes and then was assigned to the engine room of the U.S.S. Santa Fe, a CL-60 light cruise which served in the Pacific Theater. Rumora was aboard the U.S.S. Santa Fe when World War II ended, and the crew participated in the occupation of Japan, during which the ship stopped and saw the devastation at Nagasaki in October 1945. After the ship sailed home, Rumora helped prepare the U.S.S. Santa Fe for the mothball fleet in Bremerton, Washington. He was honorably discharged as a Machinist Mate 3/c on July 19, 1946. View on Ohio Memory.
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: World War II; United States Navy; Military Ohio; Bands; Military life; Musicians; Places
: U.S.S. Santa Fe dance band