Gen Douglas MacArthur signs as Supreme Allied Commander during formal surrender ceremonies onthe USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Behind Gen MacArthur are Lt Gen Jonathan Wainwright and Lt Gen AE Percival - Sept 1945
USS Missouri (left) and USS Iowa, built and launched during WWII was the last of the big guns battleships of the US Navy. With precision guided-missile technology of the modern warfare, there's no need for such gigantic battleships anymore.
Pearl Harbor Attack--my home port during the Vietnam War. Many relics and reminders of the Pearl Harbor attack were still there in Nearby Hickam Airfield still had holes in the walls of offices and barracks as a reminder to never let our guard down.
Prohibition: Women like this would come together because they were against alcohol and drinking. They would make up mottos like "Lips that touch liquor shall not touch ours", stating that they will have no interest in anybody who drinks.
USS Missouri squeezing through one of the locks on the Panama Canal. With a beam of moving the ship through a wide lock did not leave much room for error. For many years, the Iowa class battleships were the widest vessels to transit the Panama Canal.
USS Missouri Veteran Magnet now available! Show your Navy Service pride on your refrigerator, car, file cabinet and other metallic surfaces! This custom magnet is 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide. Designed, Printed & Sublimated in the USA!