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October 1959 - Nagoya, Japan (Typhoon Vera)


330-PS-9711 (428-GX-710555):  Victims of Typhoon Vera rush towards a U.S. Navy Helicopter to be evacuated from the flooded area.  The rescue took place in Toshiyama Village, Nagoya, Japan, 7 October 1959.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PS-9711 (428-GX-710555): Victims of Typhoon Vera rush towards a U.S. Navy Helicopter to be evacuated from the flooded area. The rescue took place in Toshiyama Village, Nagoya, Japan, 7 October 1959. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-PS-9711 (428-GX-710560):  Officers of the Japanese Navy, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps combine their efforts to aid Typhoon Vera victims near Nagoya, Japan.  Studying maps and charts of the Nagoya disaster area on board a Japanese landing craft are Lieutenant Junior Grade Chujyo Kodo, Japanese Maritme Self-Defense Force; Lieutenant Junior Grade Richard L. Takakashi, USN, attached to the USS Kearsarge (CVA 33) and Captain John E. Dorham, USMC, Commander of the Marine Detachment on board Kearsarge.  This LCM is being used to transport water, bread, and medicine into flooded areas, 7 October 1959.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PS-9711 (428-GX-710560): Officers of the Japanese Navy, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps combine their efforts to aid Typhoon Vera victims near Nagoya, Japan. Studying maps and charts of the Nagoya disaster area on board a Japanese landing craft are Lieutenant Junior Grade Chujyo Kodo, Japanese Maritme Self-Defense Force; Lieutenant Junior Grade Richard L. Takakashi, USN, attached to the USS Kearsarge (CVA 33) and Captain John E. Dorham, USMC, Commander of the Marine Detachment on board Kearsarge. This LCM is being used to transport water, bread, and medicine into flooded areas, 7 October 1959. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

USS Kearsarge (CV-33) was dispatched to Nagoya, Japan, to assist in relief efforts.   Her planes landed parties of medical and supply units, while her crew and air group donated clothing and money to distressed people. 


330-PS-9711 (428-GX-710556):  Lieutenant Junior Grade Joseph Greer, USN, pilot of US Navy helicopter from USS Kearsarge (CVA 33), receives briefing information from a Japanese pilot.  Helicopters were used to carry food, clothing, medical supplies, and other necessities to victims isolated by floods from Typhoon Vera, 7 October 1959.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PS-9711 (428-GX-710556): Lieutenant Junior Grade Joseph Greer, USN, pilot of US Navy helicopter from USS Kearsarge (CVA 33), receives briefing information from a Japanese pilot. Helicopters were used to carry food, clothing, medical supplies, and other necessities to victims isolated by floods from Typhoon Vera, 7 October 1959. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-PS-9711 (428-GX-710557):   U.S. Navy and Japanese personnel work to unload supplies from a helicopter for flood victims of Typhoon Vera in Nagoya, Japan, 7 October 1959.  .  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PS-9711 (428-GX-710557): U.S. Navy and Japanese personnel work to unload supplies from a helicopter for flood victims of Typhoon Vera in Nagoya, Japan, 7 October 1959. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-PS-9711 (428-GX-710558):   “C” Rations are off-loaded from a Japanese maritime self-defense force landing craft in one of the disaster areas of Nagoya, Japan.  U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Japanese civilians work side by side to relieve the suffering caused by Typhoon Vera, 7 October 1959.   Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PS-9711 (428-GX-710558): “C” Rations are off-loaded from a Japanese maritime self-defense force landing craft in one of the disaster areas of Nagoya, Japan. U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Japanese civilians work side by side to relieve the suffering caused by Typhoon Vera, 7 October 1959. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Published: Wed Apr 22 17:35:37 EDT 2020