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NH 70035 Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox

Photo #: NH 70035  Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox
Title: Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox
Description: (second from left) Receives a check from John L. Connor, Chairman of the City of Atlanta, Georgia, War Bond selling campaign, March 1943. The check, for $63,000,000, represents the amount raised in a bond selling drive to cover the cost of replacing the cruiser Atlanta (CL-51), sunk on 13 November 1942 off Guadalcanal. The money raised was more than enough to pay for a new ship, which became USS Atlanta (CL-104). Looking on are Rear Admiral George D. Murray (left), Chief of the Naval Air Intermediate Training Command at Pensacola, Florida, and Captain Samuel P. Jenkins (right), who commanded Atlanta (CL-51) when she was lost. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 70035
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