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A Seabee who participated in the invasion of Okinawa in 1945, Eddie Hopp played boogie woogie piano in the swing band of ACORN 44.

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ACORN 44's swing band on Okinawa 1945
ACORN 44's swing band on Okinawa 1945
The Seabee's of ACORN 44 were entertained by an 18-piece swing band, seen here onstage in front of the movie screen at Katchin Hanto seaplane base on Okinawa.
Eddie Hopp at the piano
Eddie Hopp at the piano
Edwin Charles Hopp, 734-02-26 USNR, played powerful eight-beats-to-the-bar boogie-woogie piano onstage at the seaplane base at Katchin Hanto Peninsula, Okinawa, 1945. His commanding officer reported that the dance band's swing music was essential to keeping the men's morale high.

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