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The American flag flies at half mast from the stern of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) as the ship returns to home port following an exposion which killed 47 crew members. The explosion occurred inthe No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th

The American flag flies at half mast from the stern of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) as the ship returns to home port following an exposion which killed 47 crew members. The explosion occurred inthe No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th

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Summary

The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk

State: Virginia (VA)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Sw) Jeff Elliott

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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Date

01/04/1989
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Source

The U.S. National Archives
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