Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 27, 2020 18:49:47 GMT 12
Does anyone here now Lieutenant Commander Gerald Thomas Purcell? Is he still alive? He would be aged 69 right now.
I was reading his page on the Auckland War Memorial Museum site and I thin he would make an interesting subject for a Wings Over New Zealand Show if I could track him down and he was willing to participate. He was a member of the RNZN but he was attached through a Junior Officer Exchange to the US Navy and apparently served onboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk and the destroyer USS William H. Standley during the Vietnam War in 1971.