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80-G-35726 USS Wahoo (SS-238)

Photo #: 80-G-35726  USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Title: USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Description: At Pearl Harbor, soon after the end of her third war patrol, circa 7 February 1943. Her Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Dudley W. Morton, is on the open bridge, in right center. Officer standing at left appears to be the Executive Officer, Lieutenant Richard H. O'Kane. Note: broom lashed to the periscope head, indicating a clean sweep of enemy targets encountered; pennant bearing the slogan Shoot the sunza bitches and eight small flags, representing claimed sinkings of two Japanese warships and six merchant vessels. Note that the forward radar mast, mounted in front of the periscope shears, has been censored out of this photograph. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-35726
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