06 June 2009

Kitchen Invasion

"We were Mid-Atlantic on June 6, 1944. The QUEEN carried just over 15,000 troops. We ate twice a day, my times were 2 p.m. and 2 a.m. My friend Frank Fry and I went to the kitchen, put white aprons on and pretended we were working. The officers were fed meals cooked just for them. In our efforts to work, I found a cooked, 5-lb roast, which I put under my apron and we went to the upper deck. We got behind the middle smoke stack, tore the meat apart and had our meal, out of sight, the meal and us!!"

Sam Coker, 8/12/04, Queen Mary exhibit


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