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Launching of Missouri, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 29 Jan 1944OS2U Kingfisher scout plane being recovered aboard the battleship USS Missouri, 1944-45Crew of battleship Missouri performing abandon ship drills, summer 1944; note OS2N-1 Kingfisher aircraft in background on port side catapultBattleship USS Missouri at anchor in Gravesend Bay, New York, United States, 30 Jul 1944. Note Measure 32, Design 22D paint scheme.
Launching of Missouri, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 29 Jan 1944OS2U Kingfisher scout plane being recovered aboard the battleship USS Missouri, 1944-45Crew of battleship Missouri performing abandon ship drills, summer 1944; note OS2N-1 Kingfisher aircraft in background on port side catapultBattleship USS Missouri at anchor in Gravesend Bay, New York, United States, 30 Jul 1944. Note Measure 32, Design 22D paint scheme.
Alaska maneuvered in front of Missouri during their shakedown cruises, circa Aug 1944Alaska, seen from battleship Missouri, summer 1944Battleship Missouri firing a salvo during her shakedown period, Aug 1944Battleship Missouri, large cruiser Alaska, escort carrier Croatan, and destroyers at Norfolk Navy Yard, Aug 1944
Alaska maneuvered in front of Missouri during their shakedown cruises, circa Aug 1944Alaska, seen from battleship Missouri, summer 1944Battleship Missouri firing a salvo during her shakedown period, Aug 1944Battleship Missouri, large cruiser Alaska, escort carrier Croatan, and destroyers at Norfolk Navy Yard, Aug 1944
Battleship USS Missouri on her Atlantic shakedown cruise, Aug 1944.Bridge watch aboard the USS Missouri during the battleshipís shakedown cruise to Trinidad, Aug 1944: commanding officer Capt William M Callaghan, Officer of the Deck Lt Morris R Eddy, and Yeoman 1st class Arthur ColtonCatapult crew of battleship Missouri launching an OS2U Kingfisher aircraft, circa Aug 1944Crew of Battleship Missouri recovering an OS2U Kingfisher aircraft, circa Aug 1944
Battleship USS Missouri on her Atlantic shakedown cruise, Aug 1944.Bridge watch aboard the USS Missouri during the battleshipís shakedown cruise to Trinidad, Aug 1944: commanding officer Capt William M Callaghan, Officer of the Deck Lt Morris R Eddy, and Yeoman 1st class Arthur ColtonCatapult crew of battleship Missouri launching an OS2U Kingfisher aircraft, circa Aug 1944Crew of Battleship Missouri recovering an OS2U Kingfisher aircraft, circa Aug 1944
Electricianís Mate First Class Kenneth McNally and Seaman First Class George Skiratko, kneeling, operating USS Missouriís 36-inch searchlight during the shipís shakedown cruise to Trinidad, Aug 1944.Fire Controlman First Class E.M. Smith, gun captain of one of the USS Missouriís nine 16-inch main guns, opens the gunís highly polished breech plug during the shipís shakedown cruise to Trinidad, Aug 1944.Missouri firing full salvo from both forward 16-inch gun turrets during shakedown exercise, Aug 1944; note six super-sonic projectiles at upper right; as seen on page 23 of US Navy War PhotographsMissouri
Electricianís Mate First Class Kenneth McNally and Seaman First Class George Skiratko, kneeling, operating USS Missouriís 36-inch searchlight during the shipís shakedown cruise to Trinidad, Aug 1944.Fire Controlman First Class E.M. Smith, gun captain of one of the USS Missouriís nine 16-inch main guns, opens the gunís highly polished breech plug during the shipís shakedown cruise to Trinidad, Aug 1944.Missouri firing full salvo from both forward 16-inch gun turrets during shakedown exercise, Aug 1944; note six super-sonic projectiles at upper right; as seen on page 23 of US Navy War PhotographsMissouri's 40mm quad anti-aircraft machine crew at battle stations atop turret number two during her shakedown, Aug 1944; Alaska in background
Navy Chaplain Lt Rival Hawkins conducting Sunday services on the USS Missouriís fantail during the shipís shakedown cruise in the Trinidad area, Aug 1944. The censored ship at right is the USS Alaska.Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplane being hoisted aboard the battleship USS Missouri during her Atlantic shakedown cruise, Aug 1944.WAVES personnel at the bow of Missouri, Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States, during her shakedown period, 19 Aug 1944WAVES Yeoman Second Class Blanche Oswald and Yeoman Third Class Betty Martin aboard USS Missouri, Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States, 19 Aug 1944. Note USS Alaska and escort carrier USS Croatan.
Navy Chaplain Lt Rival Hawkins conducting Sunday services on the USS Missouriís fantail during the shipís shakedown cruise in the Trinidad area, Aug 1944. The censored ship at right is the USS Alaska.Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplane being hoisted aboard the battleship USS Missouri during her Atlantic shakedown cruise, Aug 1944.WAVES personnel at the bow of Missouri, Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States, during her shakedown period, 19 Aug 1944WAVES Yeoman Second Class Blanche Oswald and Yeoman Third Class Betty Martin aboard USS Missouri, Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States, 19 Aug 1944. Note USS Alaska and escort carrier USS Croatan.

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