Title: Michael Plunkett Photo Collection
Description: Collection of 149 photos related to the naval service of Richard Lewis Plunkett aboard USS Lamons (DE-743) during WWII. The photographs follow the ship’s involvement in Pacific Theater operations, with support for the Philippine Islands invasion and support for the Okinawa invasion. Subject matter includes groups of crewmembers aboard ship; views of the fleet at sea in Okinawa; crew on Okinawa (village scenes and general group shots); crew on the Marshall Islands (village scenes and general group shots); grouping of Chief Petty Officers aboard ship; views of battleships, aircraft carriers, etc. (including USS Missouri (BB-63) and USS Waterman (DE-740)) in the distance and alongside USS Lamons (at unknown locations); Crossing the Line ceremony events and activities; sailing through the Panama Canal; onboard guns (twin 40mm and 3”/50), ship’s interior rooms (chief’s quarters); views of the ship in heavy seas; and flying a homeward bound pennant.
Donor: Michael Plunkett
Copyright Owner: Naval History & Heritage Command
Format: Black & white photograph
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