USS Augusta, USS Midway, USS Enterprise, USS Missouri, USS New York, USS Helena, and USS Macon in the Hudson River in New York, New York, United States for Navy Day celebrations, 27 Oct 1945

Caption   USS Augusta, USS Midway, USS Enterprise, USS Missouri, USS New York, USS Helena, and USS Macon in the Hudson River in New York, New York, United States for Navy Day celebrations, 27 Oct 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation
Identification Code   2001.256.009
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K-Class Airship   Main article  Photos  
Missouri   Main article  Photos  
Augusta   Main article  Photos  
Enterprise   Main article  Photos  
New York   Main article  Photos  
Helena (Baltimore-class)   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 27 Oct 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 13 Feb 2013

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1. Janice Blake says:
27 Oct 2017 02:42:54 PM

Thrilling sight. My uncle AEMC2C Joseph Flynn 1940-1946 served on the USS Wichita, USSRedwood and then Blimp Hedron #1, Lakehurst, NJ. After the war on a peacetime assignment to deliver a blimp from So Weymouth NAS in Massachusetts to Glynco NAS, Georgia, his crew decided to take a "rubberneck tour" up the Hudson River to look at the Empire State Building. What joy to have survived six years of war. Even so, they realized they could get in trouble and finally turned around and headed south!
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
27 Oct 2017 07:10:22 PM

When I first saw this picture, I assumed the USS Macon mentioned in the caption was the airship, but it isnít. The airship USS Macon crashed in 1935, so I would have been wrong for two different reasons. The USS Macon seen here is the heavy cruiser (CA-132) and is last in the line of ships. The airship seen above the Hudson is a K-class Airship that was almost certainly based at Lakehurst, New Jersey.

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