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January 1960 - Calcutta, India


330-PS-9854 (also 428-GX-1045042):    Deputy Minister of Relief in Calcutta, Miss Maya Baneyu (center), accepts foodstuffs donated by crewmember of USS John S. McCain (DLl-3) to the flood victims.  Photograph released January 12, 1960.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PS-9854 (also 428-GX-1045042): Deputy Minister of Relief in Calcutta, Miss Maya Baneyu (center), accepts foodstuffs donated by crewmember of USS John S. McCain (DLl-3) to the flood victims. Photograph released January 12, 1960. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

USS John S. McCain (DL-3), bow in view, circa 1957.  NHHC Photograph Collection, Navy Subject File, Ships.
Caption: USS John S. McCain (DL-3), bow in view, circa 1957. NHHC Photograph Collection, Navy Subject File, Ships.

Earlier, in the fall of 1959, USS John S. McCain (DL-3) departed to Calcutta, India, carrying antibiotics and donated food and money to flood victims.  Arriving in mid-January, she disbursed the material.  Later that month, on January 26, she rescuedthe entire 41-man crew of the sinking Japanese freighter, Shinwa Maru, in the East China Sea. 


330-PS-9854 (also 428-GX-1045044):   Dr. N. Jungainalla, Director of the All-Indian Institute of Hygiene and Public Health in Calcutta (left), accepts 85,000 units of anti-biotics from Consul General Gordon H. Hattison of Calcutta (center), who received the medicine from USS John S. McCain (DL-3), skipper Commander L.L. Meier, USN, (foreground).  The drugs are a gift from the United States to the flood victims.   Photograph received January 12, 1960.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PS-9854 (also 428-GX-1045044): Dr. N. Jungainalla, Director of the All-Indian Institute of Hygiene and Public Health in Calcutta (left), accepts 85,000 units of anti-biotics from Consul General Gordon H. Hattison of Calcutta (center), who received the medicine from USS John S. McCain (DL-3), skipper Commander L.L. Meier, USN, (foreground). The drugs are a gift from the United States to the flood victims. Photograph received January 12, 1960. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Published: Wed Apr 22 17:59:03 EDT 2020