06 Jun '12, 7pm

A preview of a watch that will be featured in our upcoming exhibit "Enlisting Time"

A preview of a watch that will be featured in our upcoming exhibit "Enlisting Time"

To-day for the August special exhibition in 'Enlisting Time' a Mr Warren H. Greenawalt II, ex Aviation machinist Mate 2/c of WWII brought in his wonderful chronograph for the museum to borrow and display. As always the stories behind these time pieces are as if not more interesting than the timepiece itself. Mr Greenawalt was stationed on Tinian island as a Plane Captain for Reer Admiral Greer, his job was to keep the plane in good flying condition, and to fly it and Admiral Greer to Guam nearly every day, for meetings with Admiral Nimitz. On one flight, Greenawalt made to Guam they took a crate of tomatoes for the men of the aircraft carrier Boxer. In return they were given watches!!!!. Greenawalt's watch, Charles - Nicolet Chronograph is a magnificent piece and still in perfect running order. Yes a: For This! Warren H Greenawalt II is a second generation veteran his fath...

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