Crew members of the submarine USS Sailfish gather on the after deck in Groton, Connecticut, United States in Sep 1945 still celebrating the news that Japan had surrendered.

Caption   Crew members of the submarine USS Sailfish gather on the after deck in Groton, Connecticut, United States in Sep 1945 still celebrating the news that Japan had surrendered. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-700762
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Sailfish   Main article  Photos  
Photos at Same Place Groton, Connecticut, United States
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Sep 2016

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
7 Sep 2016 04:09:22 PM

Note that the Sailfish is not only flying the National ensign but is also flying her Presidential Unit Citation pennant. Note also the sailor in the lower left, Ray Blunt, with the shell of a sea turtle that he caught during their Pacific patrols and the crew ate.

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WW2-Era Place Name Groton, Connecticut, United States
Lat/Long 41.3466, -72.0825
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