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Sunset Bikini Fleet

The fleet at dawn
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas Board; by Charles Bittinger; 1946; Unframed Dimensions 12H X 16W
Accession #: 95-129-Q
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By sunset on 30 June, the support fleet had evacuated Bikini Atoll and steamed to positions over 10 miles away. Left behind was the target fleet, full of darkened ships awaiting their fate the coming morning.

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