THIS BOOK FEATURES >>> COMMANDING OFFICER CAPTAIN W. EDSALL - EXECUTIVE OFFICER J. ADMINISTRATION - COMUNICATIONS - DECK - DENTAL - ENGINEERING - MARINE DETACHMENT - MEDICAL - NAVIGATION - OPERATIONS - GUNNERY AND SUPPLY DEPARTMENT. SHIPS HISTORY SECTION - CHANGE OF COMMAND - DEPRTURE DAY PIER 7 - PANAMA CANAL TRANSIT - CALIFORNIA AND AVA GARDNER - ARRIVAL IN JAPAN - SEVENTH FLEET TRANSFER WITH USS IOWA BB-61 - FIRST SLAVO SHOTS INTO NORTH KOREA - LIFE ON BOARD - CAPTAIN'S INSPECTION - REPLENISHMENT AT SEA - VIP VISITORS - SMOKER - TASK FORCE 77 - COMPLETE ROSTER OF CREW - CRUISE BOOK STAFF.
THIS IS A DETAILED HISTORY OF THE USS MISSOURI ACTIVITIES AT SEA DURING THE KOREAN WAR DEPLOYMENT 1952-53. BOOK IS IN GOOD PRE-OWNED CONDITION - PLEASE SEE SCANS. PLEASE VISIT OUR E-BAY STORE TO SEE OUR ENTIRE COLLECTION OVER 1,000 U.NAVY CRUISE BOOK FOR SALE. ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND SUBJECT TO STORE POLICIES. USS Missouri BB-63, a 45,000 ton Iowa class battleship built by the New York Navy Yard, was commissioned on 11 June 1944. She spent the remainder of that year preparing for combat, transiting to the Pacific in November. Arriving in the war zone in January 1945, Missouri supported the Iwo Jima invasion, the Ryukyus campaign and raids on Japan's home islands during the following months. In May, she became Third Fleet flagship and was the site of the 2 September 1945 Japanese surrender ceremony that ended World War II. In March 1946, she went to the Mediterranean on a diplomatic mission.
Through the rest of the 1940s and into 1950, the battleship operated extensively in the Atlantic area. USS Missouri was the only U. Battleship on active duty in June 1950, when the Korean War began, and made two combat deployments to the Western Pacific. Following that action, and several training cruises to Europe, she decommissioned in February 1955.
For the next three decades, she was in reserve at Bremerton, Washington, and became an important tourist attraction. All four Iowa class battleships were reactivated in the 1980s, with Missouri recommissioning in May 1986. Her next six years were busy ones, including, among other activities, a cruise around the World and a combat role in the 1991 Persian Gulf War. She decommissioned for the last time in March 1992.
THANKS FOR VISITING THE U. The item "USS MISSOURI BB-63 KOREAN WAR DEPLOYMENT CRUISE BOOK YEAR LOG 1952-53" is in sale since Monday, May 01, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Original Period Items". The seller is "usn-ca35" and is located in Brunswick, Maine.This item can be shipped to United States.