James Sinnott was transferred from the Naval Air Station at Pearl Harbor to Palmyra island in August of 1942. He served as a Radioman First Class and remained on the island until December of 1943.
Normally limited to showering and shaving in cold salt water, the men relished opportunities to shower outside, making the almost-200 inches of rain a blessing rather than a curse. Most often, the rains descended at night, giving them some slight relief from the over-100° day time temperatures.
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