Friday, January 21, 2011
Albert LeBlanc Jr. (War Service)
My father, Albert LeBlanc Jr. entered the service in 1944 and attended torpedo school. Upon graduation he was assigned to the Submarine USS Pogy (SS266) and went on her last 4 war patrols in the Pacific, the last being in the Sea of Japan.
In an ironic twist of fate, the Submarine suffered her greatest damage by being mistakenly bombed by the US Army Air Corp.
After the war, Albert remained in the Navy Reserves, and was again called to active duty during the Korean War, serving on the Destroyer USS Abbot (DD629)