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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 the free application IZITRAVEL on your smartphone [...]

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, [...]

By |7 June 2020|Categories: famille, family, history, Memories, Navires, Photos, Sailors, Ships|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |13 February 2020|Categories: Bloody Mary, famille, family, Memories, Navy brat, Photos, Sailors|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |18 September 2018|Categories: history, Memories, Navires, Photos, Sailors, Ships|0 Comments

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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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