Monday, April 15, 2013

Area's Last Pearl Harbor Survivor Dies at 91

From the March 26, 2013, Mason County (Michigan) Press.

Leo Petrosky of Ludington died March 16th.  Born in Helvetia, Pennsylvania, he joined the Navy in 1940 on his 18th birthday.  He was assigned to the battleship USS Pennsylvania and served as an aviation mechanic and worked on the ship's reconnaissance planes.

The Pennsylvania was damaged in a November 1941 storm and had gone to pearl Harbor for repairs in drydock.

While that was going on, Mr. Petrosky was assigned to a PBY Catalina seaplane crew on Ford Island where he was during the attack.

We Lose Another One.

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