LtCdr Edward Steichen with his camera on an island catwalk above the flight deck of the USS Lexington (Essex-class), Nov 1943, probably off Hawaii. Note F6F Hellcats on the flight deck.

Caption   LtCdr Edward Steichen with his camera on an island catwalk above the flight deck of the USS Lexington (Essex-class), Nov 1943, probably off Hawaii. Note F6F Hellcats on the flight deck. ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 11 Jun 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
30 May 2010 10:08:44 PM

Cdr Steichen (later Capt Steichen) was the Director of the US Navy's Photographic Unit and took many of the most notable war photos himself. In 1945, he edited the pile of photos taken by his unit down to the 100 that told the story the best and he put those in a book titled "US Navy War Photographs – Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay." This book was made available to all sailors upon their discharge – 6,000,000 copies in all that sold at the rate of 1,000,000 a month until sold out. Many of the images from this book can be seen on this site and a review of this book is available on this site as well.
2. Roosevelt R. Wright, Jr., Ph.D, Capt., USNR (ret) says:
31 Mar 2014 08:36:47 PM

Haze Gray and Underway, and a 2014 Bravo Zulu to
the Life of Capt. Edward Steichen, USN, a most
fantastic Naval WWII Photographer, from a retired
Professor Emeritus of the S. I. Newhouse School of
Public Communications, Syracuse University - "The
Home of The Famous Naval Photo Media and Journalism Program which has trained the Very Best
Naval Photographic Shooters to have ever served
the U.S. Navy Fleet throughout the World. Eternal
Father Strong To Save ----- God Bless The Life of
Capt. Edward Steichen, United States Navy, and his
many famous photographs from 'Pearl Harbor to
Tokyo' during World War II.

BZ - Capt. Roosevelt "Rick" Wright, Jr, Ph.D
Syracuse University

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