Collection photo number: UA 56.03.01 - portrait of Vice Admiral Wallace M. Beakley
Collection of 43 b/w photographs broken into two series: the admiral’s visit to the 3rd Marine Division Okinawa, 21 October, 1957 (Vice Admiral Beakley was Commander, US Seventh Fleet during this time)and social events later in his career (as Commandant of the First Naval District, 1963). The Okinawa images include scenes of general meet and greets with staff, reviews and field inspections. The collection also contains several photos of a cocktail party attended by Beakley – it is unknown if they were taken during his visit to Okinawa. The photos taken in 1963 are mainly of social events such as the Navy League East Coast Convention Banquet (where he received an award), cutting of an anniversary cake at a Blue Angels air show, Change of Command Ceremony, awards presentations (giving and receiving), meetings, and inspection of the USS Constitution.