Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Battleship Wisconsin's 1944 Shakedown Cruise

This is a rare World War II color photo of USS Wisconsin (BB-64). The photo is looking down the forecastle during the ship's initial shakedown cruise in 1944. The photo comes courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who sent a photographer to cover the ship's commissioning. The photo is part of the museum's Eugene Kohn collection. The Yale trained journalist was an ensign in the U.S. Navy and Wisconsin's first public affairs officer.

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