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Approaching War’s End

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Nov 30, 2019
Annotated partial view of 1945 USN Tokyo Bay Approach Chart. Source: Naval History and Heritage CommandSeventy-four years ago today… (The following excerpts are transcribed from Missouri’s World...
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Official Correspondence - My Dear Mr. President

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Nov 24, 2019
My dear Mr. President: My deepest appreciation for the bottle of Chivas Regal. Your thoughtfulness and kindness in sending it to me will remain in my memory for a long time to come. It is my...
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The Chief Yeoman’s War

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Nov 24, 2019
Left Image: Chief Yeoman William A. Suiter Right Image: A Japanese bomb explodes on deck of the carrier Enterprise during the Battle of the Eastern Solomon’s. “Well Suiter, it took us almost four...
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Tanker War

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Nov 24, 2019
Battle Group Echo during Operation Earnest Will, USS Missouri leading the center column with USS Ranger (CV-61) following, with USS Long Beach (CGN-9) tailing. The other ships in the battle group...
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Tai Sing Loo, Pearl Harbor Photographer

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Nov 24, 2019
Shipyard photographer Tai Sing Loo photographed USS Missouri returning to a peaceful Pearl Harbor at war’s end. Tai Sing Loo’s photography career began at Gurrey’s Art Shop on Fort Street in 1909....
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We Commit His Body To The Deep

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Nov 24, 2019
On this date, April 12, in 1945, at midnight, aboard USS Missouri, Raid 29, which had faded, reappeared 32 miles out. It was downed by VFN minutes later. Raid 32 was picked up five minutes later,...
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“A Few Days Ago, We Were At War…”

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Nov 24, 2019
“Bob” Shultz was a Radioman 3rd class, CR Division aboard Missouri, during World War II. He wrote this letter home to his mother and father on August 17, 1945: “Dear Mom and Dad; It’s hard to...
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Wise Guy - Ship’s Photographer Bob Scarsciotti

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Nov 17, 2019
Top Right Image: Bob Scarsciotti using an Omega photo enlarger in the ship’s photo lab on the 02 level. Bob Scarsciotti was a troublemaker, a wiry guy with an attitude and a ready smile, an...
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USS Missouri Departing

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Nov 17, 2019
Captain Warner R. Edsall was the 15th commanding officer of USS Missouri, assuming command from Capt. Sylvester, on September 4, 1952. Following completion of Missouri’s final gunstrikes of the...
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“Old Ironsides” Defeat of HMS Java

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Nov 17, 2019
“at 5 minutes past 3pm after an hours close and severe action with the American frigate Constitution in which she was so much disabled in her masts, sails and rigging by the enemy’s very superior...
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From This Day Forward…

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Nov 17, 2019
From This Day Forward… In San Francisco, thirty-three years ago today, on May 10, 1986, the newly modernized Missouri that our Engineering and Facilities staff work so hard to preserve, restore and...