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2016.3.8 Uniform (Gary Hanna)
Uniform worn by Gary Hanna. CAG-2. Crew.
2016.2.4 Action Reports CA-70
CA-70 Action Reports. To view click HERE
2016.2.108 Marines, 9th Division, CA-70
Photo of 8 Marines in uniform. 9th Division. Back Row L-R: Presloid, Taylor, unknown, Bob Lunsford, Louis De Depio, Mike Paskawski. Front Row L-R: Russel Jones, Harold Wise. CA-70. Crew.    
2016.2.104 John L. Whitmeyer, Jr.
Photo of John L. Whitmeyer, Jr. CA-70. Crew.  
2016.9.1 Shellback Certificate (Richard Coffey Jr)
Certificate for crossing the equator for the first time - becoming a shellback. March 9, 1944. Richard Coffey Jr. CA-70.  Crew.
2016.4.1 Equator Crossing Ceremony
Equator Crossing Ceremony. 4/23/1967. Shellback. CAG 2.  
2016.2.34 James A. Franco
Drawing of James A. Franco. WT 3c. Crew. CA 70.  
2016.2.33 USS Canberra Press News (1944)
USS Canberra Press News 1944. CA-70. To view click  HERE.          
2016.8.1 Torpedo Hitting USS Houston
USS Houston.  Japanese aerial torpedo hits the ship's starboard quarter, during the afternoon of 16 October 1944. This view shows burning fuel at the base of the torpedo explosion's water column. Houston had been torpedoed amidships on 14 October, while off Formosa, and was under tow by USS Pawnee (ATF 74) when enemy torpedo planes hit her again. USS Canberra (CA 70), also torpedoed off Formosa, is under tow in the distance. The original photograph is in the USS Santa Fe (CL 60) "Log", a very large photo album held by the Navy Department Library. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98826. (public domain)
2016.7.1 Japanese Torpedo Bomber Goes Down In Flames
A Japanese torpedo bomber goes down in flames after a direct hit by 5-inch shells from the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, on October 25, 1944.
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