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Our projects in 2022

IN PROGRESS Sixth Fleet Book of Memories: online book based on the memories of the Sixth Fleet in Villefranche-sur-Mer transmitted by veterans, their families and the local population. This project is led by Philip Roberts, former officer who served aboard the USS Des Moines Communication: Development of the free audio guide Villefranche-sur-Mer and the US Sixth [...]

By |2022-01-23T22:57:26+01:0023 January 2022|Actualités, Event, Exhibition, Exposition, News, Projects|

Our Life in France – by Kimball Medders

In 1965, my dad finished up his Masters degree in Educational Administration at San Jose State and reapplied for a principal position with the military dependent school system in Europe.  Dad had been offered some remote place in Turkey, but his long time friend, Roy Kilkenny, asked him to take a school of which [...]

By |2021-12-23T17:52:03+01:0022 December 2021|family, history, Memories, Navy brat, Photos|

Newsletter #3 – Autumn 2021

Read our Autumn 2021 newsletter! Learn more about our current projects and news. Write your impressions and suggestions to us at the following address: us6fleet.vsm@gmail.com. Enjoy the reading! To access the newsletter, place your mouse over the image below then click on the 4 arrows sign at the top right to view the document in [...]

By |2022-01-17T17:30:19+01:0019 December 2021|Actualités, News, Newsletter, Photos, Sailors, Videos|

Interview Vice-Admiral Christopher W. Grady, US Sixth Fleet Commander

Interview of Vice-Admiral Christopher W. Grady (USN), U.S. Sixth Fleet Commander at that time, by Florent Plana. At Villefranche-sur-Mer (France) in January 2017, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Sixth Fleet's departure, Vice-Admiral Grady tells us the importance of this event, which represents the historical links between Villefranche and the Sixth Fleet, [...]

By |2022-01-17T17:35:12+01:001 December 2021|Commemoration, Event, history, Memories, Navires, Sailors, Ships, Videos|

A new association in the USA!

We are extremely pleased to announce the official creation of our American branch: SIXTH FLEET IN VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER ASSOCIATION, CORP. Each month, the members of the board meet by videoconference to discuss the various projects in progress and the actions to be carried out. In our next newsletter, Barry Probst will tell you about the projects and [...]

By |2021-08-14T19:44:13+02:0014 August 2021|Actualités, News|

Celebrating Independence Day 4 July 2021

On July 4th, 2021, we celebrated Independence Day! A beautiful evening in which 35 people (members and guests) participated.  Also present was Mr. Robert Bojanovich, deputy mayor, representing the mayor of Villefranche. Arriving from the United States a few days earlier, John Gaunt, former officer of the USS Springfield CLG-7 (1966-67) and his friend Penelope Carroll [...]

By |2021-08-14T17:32:43+02:0014 August 2021|Actualités, Event, News, Photos, Reunion|

Newsletter #2 – Summer 2021

Read our Summer 2021 newsletter! Learn more about our current projects and news. Write your impressions and suggestions to us at the following address: us6fleet.vsm@gmail.com. Have a good read! To access the newsletter, place your mouse over the image below then click on the 4 arrows sign at the top right to view the document [...]

By |2021-08-12T15:09:52+02:0012 August 2021|Actualités, history, News, Newsletter, Photos, Videos|

Newsletter #1 – Spring 2021

Here is our first newsletter! Read about our current projects and news. Do not hesitate to write to us your impressions and suggestions at us6fleet.vsm@gmail.com. Have a good read! To access the newsletter, place your mouse over the image below then click on the 4 arrows sign at the top right to view the document [...]

By |2021-08-12T14:57:15+02:0012 August 2021|Actualités, history, News, Newsletter, Photos, Videos|

Interview Philip A. Dur, US Sixth Fleet Veteran

Interview of Philip A. Dur, Rear Admiral US Navy Ret., filmed by Florent Plana on an original music of Baptiste Leblanc. At Villefranche-sur-Mer (France) in January 2017, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Sixth Fleet's departure, Florent Plana interviewed Philip Dur who shared his recollection of his time in Villefranche between 1965 [...]

By |2022-01-17T17:34:01+01:0031 March 2021|Commemoration, history, Memories, Mom Germaine, Navires, Photos, Sailors, Ships, Videos|

Our association

Our association collects any documents… Photos, videos, testimonies, artifacts related to the American presence in Villefranche-sur- Mer with the aim of preserving and passing on this inheritance to the young generations through various media and cultural events.

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