Robert Lansing
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Nov. 3, 2008

My name is Barney Maddox my father welded for J. A. Jones Construction Company, Panama City, FL. In the 40's, building Liberty ships. Electric welding was new at the time I think he told me these were the first ships built by welding instead of rivets. When his number came up for military service he was wavered because he was doing a critical job for the Country already. I'm sending this photo of the Robert Lansing one of the many ships he worked on. This photo was on a bulletin board at the dock and once the ship was launched was given to my father.

Barney Maddox

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