James B. Camm
R Division
USS West Virginia

James B. Camm, born Nov. 18, 1919, Detroit, MI, attended two years of college and enlisted in the USN Nov. 30, 1937. After boot camp he was assigned to the USS West Virginia.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor had TDY in the USS Pelius. After a month he was returned to the West Virginia to work in the salvage operations. Following the raising and modernization of the West Virginia, he served on board until 1944. He has all the usual medals. Camm retired from the service in June 1957.

He and his wife, Cecilia, have two sons, two daughters and nine grandchildren.  He worked for TRW Systems; for General Motors Defense Lab; and for NAVFACENGCOM at Port Hueneme.

Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing

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