Japanese battlecruiser Kirishima undergoing maintenance and training at Sasebo, Japan, 4 May 1921Sasebo Naval Arsenal commemorative postcard, circa 1930Civilians and two USS Chenango crewmen lining up for trolley, Ginza Street, Sasebo, Japan, Sep 1945Japanese child, Sasebo, Japan, Sep 1945; photograph taken a crewman of USS Chenango
Japanese battlecruiser Kirishima undergoing maintenance and training at Sasebo, Japan, 4 May 1921Sasebo Naval Arsenal commemorative postcard, circa 1930Civilians and two USS Chenango crewmen lining up for trolley, Ginza Street, Sasebo, Japan, Sep 1945Japanese child, Sasebo, Japan, Sep 1945; photograph taken a crewman of USS Chenango
Japanese child, Sasebo, Japan, Sep 1945; photograph taken a crewman of USS ChenangoMother and child, Sasebo, Japan, Sep 1945; photograph taken a crewman of USS ChenangoA sailor from USS Chenango in Sasebo, Japan, Sep-Oct 1945Destroyed aircraft hangar at Omura, Sasebo Naval District, Japan, late 1945; note L2D aircraft in center
Japanese child, Sasebo, Japan, Sep 1945; photograph taken a crewman of USS ChenangoMother and child, Sasebo, Japan, Sep 1945; photograph taken a crewman of USS ChenangoA sailor from USS Chenango in Sasebo, Japan, Sep-Oct 1945Destroyed aircraft hangar at Omura, Sasebo Naval District, Japan, late 1945; note L2D aircraft in center
Japanese civilian women, Sasebo, Japan, Sep-Oct 1945Japanese civilian women, Sasebo, Japan, Sep-Oct 1945Potato vendor, Sasebo, Japan, Oct 1945Sasebo, Japan in ruins, Oct 1945
Japanese civilian women, Sasebo, Japan, Sep-Oct 1945Japanese civilian women, Sasebo, Japan, Sep-Oct 1945Potato vendor, Sasebo, Japan, Oct 1945Sasebo, Japan in ruins, Oct 1945
V-J flag and US flag being flown from USS Chenango while at Sasebo, Japan, Sep-Oct 1945Incomplete light carrier Ibuki being taken apart at Sasebo, Japan, 22 Oct 1946Incomplete light carrier Ibuki being taken apart at Sasebo, Japan, 14 Mar 1947
V-J flag and US flag being flown from USS Chenango while at Sasebo, Japan, Sep-Oct 1945Incomplete light carrier Ibuki being taken apart at Sasebo, Japan, 22 Oct 1946Incomplete light carrier Ibuki being taken apart at Sasebo, Japan, 14 Mar 1947


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