Photo #: 80-G-701627
USS Boise (CL-47)
U.S. Army Private First Class Felix A. Uva (left) and Corporal Donald A. Purdy examine a memorial plaque on the cruiser's main deck, while they were being transported to the United States from Europe as part of Operation "Magic Carpet" in November 1945.
This plaque was presented to the ship by the citizens of Boise, Idaho, in memory of the 107 crewmembers who lost their lives in the Battle of Cape Esperance, 11-12 October 1942.
Note kapok life jackets worn by the Soldiers.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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27 November 2001