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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Wileman (DE-22), 1943-1947

USS Wileman, a 1140-ton Evarts class escort ship, was built at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California. Commissioned in June 1943, her active service was mainly spent on escort and anti-submarine duties in the central Pacific. Wileman returned to the U.S. West Coast in September 1945 and was decommissioned in November. She was sold for scrapping in January 1947.

This page features our only view related to USS Wileman.

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Photo #: 80-G-343608

Surrender of Japan, 1945


Crew members on USS Wileman (DE-22) celebrate upon hearing of Japan's acceptance of surrender terms, circa 15 August 1945.
Photographer was from Naval Air Station, Ebeye Island, Kwajalein.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 103KB; 740 x 610 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 



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14 March 1999