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September 7, 2008

Our War: Belleville sailor survived kamikaze attacks

Belleville resident Edward Bauer, 82, dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot as he finished his senior year at Cathedral High School. He joined the Navy two days after graduation in the spring of 1944. They told him his eyes just weren't quite good enough to make the cut. The next thing he knew, he was a mechanic in the engine room of the USS Horace A. Bass.

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