Photo #: 80-G-320987
Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, USN,
Commander, Task Force 58
Is highlined from a destroyer to USS Randolph (CV-15) via boatswain's chair, 15 May 1945.
This was the third time he had transferred his flag in four days, as his two previous flagships, USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) and USS Enterprise (CV-6) had both been badly damaged by "Kamikaze" hits off Okinawa.
Photographed by Ensign H.F. Barrett.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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28 February 2001