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Oct 1945

Portland, Oregon
Ships dance.
Oct 1945

Portland, Oregon
Ships dance.

Sailors dancing at the USO. "United Service Organization".

Music on the flight deck.
Orchestra on the flight deck.

En route to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from Alameda, CA, after torpedo repairs at Hunters Point Shipyards in San Francisco.

Transporting two twin engine Navy planes, thus could not have flight operations en route.
 
Also rumor had it that we were carrying gold bullion, worth millions, down below.

 

Oct 10, 1943
 
Captain Johnson sings to honored pilot after 2000 successful carrier landings. Cake and orchestra in background.

 


Music on the flight deck.
Guitar player Edward Ricci was lost overboard during a storm.

 

Change of command from Captain Johnson to Captain Ewen and inspection.

 

Change of command.

 

Inspection.

 

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