Thank you for printing those names of the Pittsburgh servicemen and offering to supply photos.You are extremely kind to do all that.I didn't see any names I recognized but I'm sure others will.I'm glad that four of your Uncles returned safely and sorry that one did not return.My Dad William Minkel was a naval aviator from Ambridge (near Pittsburgh) and he served during WWII.His sister Eve served as a Navy nurse in the Pacific war on a hospital ship.They both returned safely.My parents also left me a few newspapers from 1945, a few Sun-Telegraphs and Post-Gazette's.I'll also list a few names that have pictures in the newspapers I have:
(not in alphabetical order:)Sgt. Joseph BALSAMO, Sgt. Walter LATSHAW, Staff Sergeant Lloyd L. PONTZER (Rimersburg, Pa.), Sgt. Robert W. MORGAN, Cpl. Alden GLESSNER, Sgt. Harry KEYES, Cpl Kenneth E. MUFFLEY, Major Otto W. BUENTING, Pfc. Regis McCUSKER, John E. JONES, Lt. Col. Adolph O. FREY, Wac 1st Lt. Rebecca GALLEY, and 1st Lt. Emily MORATH.
I also transcribed from one of the newspapers the descriptions of how Pittsburgh went wild over the news of the Japanese surrender.If anyone wants that, please reply or contact me.