Nebraska Authors

Robert Livesey

AKA: "Bob"

Born 1922-03-16 Omaha, NE (USA)

Died 2014-09-11

The author had a long career with the Army Corps of Engineers, working out of Omaha, Nebraska. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939, before he finished high school in 1940. After training, Livesey was sent to join the heavy cruiser USS Astoria at Pearl Harbor in July, 1940. He took part in naval engagements in the Coral Sea, at Midway, Savo Island near Guadalcanal, and Attu and Kiska Islands in the Aleutians. Thereafter he served on patrol/rescue craft stationed at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, until he was discharged from the Navy in 1945. His memoir recounts his childhood and Navy experiences.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Biography


World War II Memoirs; United States Navy




Snapshots of My Life. n.d.

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