Petty, Bruce M. 1945-
PETTY, Bruce M. 1945-
Born September 15, 1945, in Long Beach, CA; son of L. Bradly (an educator) and Betty (Faris) Petty; married Daniele Lonchamp (a pediatrician), March 19, 1992; children: Anne-Marie, Beatrice, Faris. Ethnicity: "White." Education: University of California—Santa Barbara, B.A., 1972; Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, diploma. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, tennis, travel.
Historian and writer. Formerly worked as a nuclear medicine technologist. Military service: U.S. Naval Reserve, 1962-68, active duty in aviation ordnance, 1964-66.
(Compiler) Saipan: Oral Histories of the Pacific War, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2002.
Voices from the Pacific War: Bluejackets Remember, Naval Institute Press (Annapolis, MD), 2003.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
Academy Grads to Ninety-Day Wonders: Naval Officers Remember the Pacific War.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
World War II, September, 2002, John McManus, review of Saipan: Oral Histories of the Pacific War.