Photo #: 80-G-325533
USS Balao (SS-285)
Returns to port after a successful war patrol, circa early 1945. The location is probably Guam.
Note her 5"/25 deck gun at right, battle flag hung from her forward 20mm gun, blindfolded Japanese prisoners of war being escorted along her deck, and photographer at left.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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2 September 2002