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UA 457.01 USS Guam (LPH-9) Collection

UA 457.01 USS Guam (LPH-9) Collection
Title: UA 457.01 USS Guam (LPH-9) Collection
Caption: Collection Photo # UA 457.01.01 "Ensign Wayne Newcomb, from Springfield Virginia, directs the USS GUAM's search and rescue boat as Seaman Steve Gerding, from Toledo Ohio, attaches cables from Guam's crane to the bose cone of the solid fuel rocket booster from the space shuttle Challenger before it is hoisted aboard USS Guam for return to NASA."
Description: The collection consists of several thousand film negatives related to USS Guam's service during the 1980s and 1990s. Notable events shown include: recovery of materials from the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster; evacuation of Liberian refugees in May 1986 & the mission's leader Colonel Wayne Forbush; action at the Kipini Village in Kenya during 1994; celebrity visits to the ship including Bob Hope, Loretta Lynn, and the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders; Helicopter Operations; special operations drills; Operation Desert Storm; Somalia; photographs of Commanding officers.   
Accession #: UA 457
Catalog #: UA 457.01
Donor: USS Guam (LPH-9)
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Topic
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Document Type
  • Photograph
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