UA 480.04 Rear Admiral Leslie E. Gehres Collection
Captain Leslie E. Gehres in the Aleutian Islands during World War Two.
44 photographs from the aviation career of Rear Admiral Leslie E. Gehres. The photographs range from the 1920s - 1940s. Photographs show the following: USS Tingey (DD 272); USS Gillis (DD 260); SS President Hoover; Panama Canal in 1924; USS Augusta (CA-31) & SS President Jackson in Panama Canal on 21 February 1932; SS City of Los Angeles; USS Omaha (CL-4); Photo of Medal of Valor related to sinking of USS Franklin (CV-13) from International Junior Benjamin Franklin Society (1945); PBY aircraft; Change of command in the Aleutians on 9 June 1943; Inspection of personnel at San Diego on 20 September 1947; Inspection of personnel at San Diego on 14 December 1946; Fleet Air Wing 4 in the Aleutians – January 1944; Parade ground and Change of Command ceremony at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - 15 March 1941