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80-G-44891 USS Missouri (BB-63)

Photo #: 80-G-44891  USS Missouri (BB-63)
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Description: Miss Margaret Truman, Missouri's Sponsor, ready to christen the ship, during launching ceremonies at the New York Navy Yard, 29 January 1944. Looking on are (left to right): Rear Admiral Monroe R. Kelly, New York Navy Yard Commandant; Rear Admiral Sherman S. Kennedy, USN, and Senator Harry S. Truman of Missouri, the Sponsor's father. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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