My name is Bruce Petty. My wife and I recently returned to California after living on the island of Saipan for five years. While there, I researched and wrote a book called, Saipan: Oral Histories of The Pacific War. It is being published by MacFarland & Company, and will be out sometime in late 2001. (As I have just learned, it is already listed on amazon.com with a publication date of 1 May, 2001) I am now doing a sequel to that book. The focus is on the role of the U.S. Navy and allied navies in the Pacific during WWII. I am now looking to make contact with Navyveterans, spouses of navy vets, and children of navy vets who might be interested in helping me. I am willing to make phone contact with interested parties. Looking forward to hearing from you.