Radio: As I Was Saying . . .

Listeners to WOR and the Mutual Net work last week heard a marine's-eye view of the fight for Peleliu. The narrator was shy, wry Sergeant Alvin Flanagan, Ma rine combat correspondent and ex-WOR (Manhattan) announcer. Microphone in hand, FM-walkie-talkie strapped to his back, Flanagan landed on the beach at Peleliu with the ist Marine Division, describing the scene as he went. His account went to an associate aboard a Marine transport offshore, where it was recorded for last week's broadcast.

Due to the shooting and considerable static, Sergeant Flanagan was not crystal clear,...

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