Luckily for Bellingham man, torpedo was a dud

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDNovember 10, 2013 

Jim Heidingsfelder

Bellingham native Jim Heidingsfelder served with the U.S. Navy in the mid-1940s as a crew member on an LST, a large vessel that carried vehicles, cargo and troops to shore. His service stories recount a dud torpedo striking the vessel, and removing natives from a Pacific island slated for nuclear bomb tests. After the war, Heidingsfelder worked as a foreman for Blythe Plumbing and Heating.

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERAL

Bellingham native Jim Heidingsfelder served with the U.S. Navy in the mid-1940s as a crew member on an LST, a large vessel that carried vehicles, cargo and troops to shore.

His service stories recount a dud torpedo striking the vessel, and removing natives from a Pacific island slated for nuclear bomb tests.

After the war, Heidingsfelder worked as a foreman for Blythe Plumbing and Heating.

  

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