bruce wilkes

27 December 1935–1 April 2007 (Age 71)
Toccoa, Stephens, Georgia, United States

The Life of bruce

bruce wilkes was born on 27 December 1935, in Toccoa, Stephens, Georgia, United States. He died on 1 April 2007, at the age of 71.

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1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1941

Age 6

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 7

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Wilk .2 Frisian: from a pet form of the personal name Will.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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