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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 [...]

Interview Thomas G. Lilly, US Sixth Fleet Veteran

Moving video of Thomas G. Lilly, 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 Thomas Lilly who shared his recollection of his time in Villefranche between [...]

By |2021-03-13T16:29:46+01:0013 March 2021|Actualités, Bloody Mary, history, Memories, Mom Germaine, Navires, News, Photos, Sailors, Ships, Videos|

Free audioguide!

Visit the quay and the streets of the Old Town of Villefranche-sur-Mer in the footsteps of the U.S. Sixth Fleet sailors thanks to our free audioguide. Download the free application IZITRAVEL on your smartphone or pad then search Villefranche-sur-Mer or scan the qr_code Choose your language then click on listen to the audio. During the whole [...]

Gliding to the sound of a Boston Waltz – by Jean-Pierre Kolodziejski

My mother in 1935 My mother was Marie Bentaccordi. She met Tom Bradley at a dance, he was a sailor onboard the USS Omaha I believe; it could have been the USS Raleigh, I'm not sure. She was 23 years old. I've known of my mother's first boyfriend Tom in bits and pieces over [...]

By |2020-06-07T23:20:09+02:007 June 2020|famille, family, history, Memories, Navires, Photos, Sailors, Ships|

The Poops Lady – by Alice Grainger Gasser

My father was Lt. Cdr. Inslee E. Grainger.  Our family lived in Villefranche in 1959-61 when he served aboard the USS Des Moines and the USS Springfield.  I was only two when we arrived, so while I have a lot of memories of Villefranche, they are from a toddler’s perspective.   The USS Des Moines [...]

By |2020-03-07T16:23:28+01:0013 February 2020|Bloody Mary, famille, family, Memories, Navy brat, Photos, Sailors|

I was the boss of the Diesel gang on the Des Moines

Memoirs written by Paul White Cliquez pour Version française I was on the Des Moines from Feb. 15, 1957 until Aug. 12, 1960. We came over across the Atlantic to Villefranche-sur-Mer in mid 1958 and I was home ported there until Aug. 1960. At the time these photos were taken I was a [...]

By |2019-11-25T22:01:54+01:0018 September 2018|history, Memories, Navires, Photos, Sailors, Ships|

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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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