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John Rumora with fellow crew members
Description: Photograph of John Rumora at left with two of his fellow crew members at dry dock with the U.S.S. Santa Fe. The man are identified as Gerald Motter of Piqua (center) and Dewayne Russell of Findlay (right). 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.
Image ID: SC5756_04
Subjects: World War II; United States Navy; Military Ohio; Ships;
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