Photo #: 80-G-K-4510 (Color)
USS Missouri (BB-63)
Gunner's Mate Second Class Charles J. Hansen working on a 40mm quad machine gun mount, during the battleship's shakedown period, circa August 1944.
Note his tattoos, commemorating service on USS Vincennes (CA-44) and shipmates lost with her in the Battle of Savo Island on 9 August 1942.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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Posted 4 February 1999
Coding updateded 18 October 2001