News from the board – Nov 2022

Discover new projects, news, histories and memories in our Autumn newsletter! Click on the sign with 4 arrows on the upper right of the window below for a full screen then scroll down. Enjoy!

Exhibition “Letters to Germaine”

Don't miss the 2 exhibitions at Villefranche-sur-Mer on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Mom Germaine's passing Posters created by Louis Cardelli offered to the Association Les Américains et la 6e Flotte à Villefranche-sur-Mer

Tribute to Captain Edward F. MESSINA

Captain Edward F. Messina It is with great sadness that we have just learned of the death of Captain Edward Frederick MESSINA, retired from the U.S. Navy, on May 24, 2016 at his home in Florida after a battle with cancer. Edward F. MESSINA was born on July 3, 1940 in Somerville, Massachusetts and [...]

By |2019-11-25T22:28:41+01:0021 June 2016|history, Hommage, Memories, Navires, Photos, Sailors, Tribute|

Conners family in Villefranche-sur-Mer 1952-1954

Memoirs of Michelle Conners, daughter of Thomas G. Conners, US Navy veteran Version française March 12, 2016 My father is Thomas Gerard Conners. He was a 2nd and lst Class Yeoman and served as the Officer Personnel Yeoman on the staff of the Sixth Fleet from October 5, 1952 until March 10, 1954. He served on [...]

By |2019-11-25T22:43:09+01:0011 May 2016|famille, family, history, Hommage, Memories, Navires, Navy brat, Photos, Sailors, Ships, Tribute|

A moving story from the daughter of Daniel T. Mochen USS Salem sailor

Photos credit : Daniel T. Mochen Daniel Thomas Mochen My father was Daniel Thomas Mochen, and he was born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1920.  His parents were from a small Tyrolean village called Dimaro in the part of Italy that was once a part of Austria (before WWI).  His father (my grandfather) had [...]

By |2019-11-25T22:25:45+01:0022 April 2016|famille, family, history, Hommage, Memories, Navires, Photos, Sailors, Ships, Tribute|

Les Américains et la 6ème Flotte à Villefranche-sur-mer

J’ai l’immense joie de vous annoncer la création de l’association LES AMÉRICAINS ET LA 6e FLOTTE À VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER. Mon frère Thierry Blouin ainsi que mes cousins américains Gérard, Marilyn, Christine, Kathleen et Thomas Kelley se joignent à moi pour rendre hommage à notre grand-mère Germaine, « Mom » comme l’appelaient affectueusement ses boys, qui fut nommée [...]

By |2019-11-25T22:24:04+01:0024 September 2014|Actualités, famille, family, Hommage, News|

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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