|7 / 1940||Joined Navy. One month cruise on battleship USS New York, to qualify for V-7 (90 day wonder) officer training.|
|8 / 1940||Indefinite leave of absence from U of C, Berkley after 3 years of engineering study.|
|12 / 1940 - 2 / 1941||3 months on training ship in Hudson river, NY.|
|6 / 1941||1.5 years sweeping and picket duty based in San Francisco, CA, as ensign and boat commander.|
|U.S.S. Kildeer AMc-21|
|U.S.S. Chatterer AMc-16|
|12 / 1942||Naval Mine Warfare School, Yorktown VA. 13 months, 3 as student, 10 as instructor.|
|U.S.S. YP 384|
|2 / 1943||Married Janet Turpin, of Richmond, VA (then a Lt-jg)|
|1 / 1944||Mine Division 21. 1.5 years, Lieutenant|
|U.S.S. Nuthatch AM-60 - Swept at Normany, Cherbourg, south coast of France, Mediterranean, and Italy|
|7 / 1945||Mustered out of Navy due to the end of WWII, as a Lt. Commander.|
|1949||6 months as Commander 3rd Division Richmond Naval Reserve, at Mayo Island VA. Left due to job transfer to Detroit MI.|
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A beach somewhere in the War Zone. Lt. David Ayers is in the middle of the picture without a shirt.
Royal Palace in Naples in background - (left to right) Lt. David Ayers, Boson Rae Parrot, Boatswain Jack Peckham, Lt(jg) C. V. Sevich.
Note: Pictures are scans of, sometimes poor, original snapshots from family collection
Lt. David T Ayers Jr. and Janet R Turpin, newlyweds, in front of quarters at Yorktown Mine Warfare School.