Wally Rairden (Percy Wallace Rairden Jr.)

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Anjer, Java
Wally Rairden was born in Batavia, Java in 1917, grew up in the Los Angeles area, worked in the film industry from 1938 through 1941, appearing in nine films, one of which (Mystery Sea Raider) he also wrote and for which he served as Technical Advisor.

in 1941 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, which he made a career. He survived sinkings of two different ships, one of which he commanded, due to kamikaze attacks. He was awarded two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart in that war. Read more...