Americans in Wartime Experience

Natale Vaccaro

World War II

Natale Vaccaro served in the Pacific during World War II as a member of the United States Navy aboard the USS Phoenix (CL-46), a Brooklyn Class light cruiser.  During his interview, Mr. Vaccaro tells about being assigned to a 20mm anti-aircraft gun, the Phoenix being hit by a Kamikaze and Douglas MacArthur coming aboard the ship.

The Americans in Wartime Experience is a planned 63-acre educational and historical complex like no other. Designed to tell the stories and honor the sacrifices of all who sacrificially gave during times of conflict — whether on the homefront or abroad — this project will help you walk back into history in an new way. LEARN MORE

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