Ben Lichtman, BM2c
USS Salt Lake City CA25
USS SLC..."Enlisted Navy...Ben Lichtman, BM2c
Message from Sandy Eskew
I found Ben's name on the Internet and wrote to him and ask him if he would like to be added to the USS SLC Website since he was a WWII Veteran and served on the USS SLC. Below is his reply.
I will join the shipmates on the SLC site and would appreciate any contact you have.
I served on the SLC from Dec. 8 1941 until Apr. 1943. I did attend one reunion but then lost contact.
I served in ZP's, VC-4, VC-33, VW-2 and on various carriers in detachments with VC-4 and VC-33 and during WW2 on the USS Salt Lake City and at Pearl on the Battleship USS West Virginia (BB-48) http://www.usswestvirginia.org
I was in the Fifth Div. and Master at Arms before I was transfered while in the yard for repairs in 43. I was in Blimps for 5 years. Then in carrier type aircraft in VC4 and VC33, then shore duty at Johnsville, PA with Mats VR 6 at Mcguire AFB, then VW 2 at Pax River, MD.
I retired as a AMC. Went to Drexel University and got my degree in engineering. I worked for Honeywell for about 10 yrs then finished up with the US Gov. I finally retired Jan 87. I lost my wife of 56 yrs two weeks ago.
Glad to hear from you
Ben Lichtman USN Retired
Information from SLC Microfilm
Ben Lichtman 243 74 70 Sea1c USN
Enlisted 28 Aug 1940
Reported aboard SLC 12/8/40
Promoted to Coxman 10/1/42
Promoted to BM2c 2/1/43
Transfered to NAVAL AIR STATION Moffett Field Lighter than air duty 5/8/43
Honoring Vernard E. Bivin, S1c
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