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Pictures of the Wisconsin and Crew during the 1940's


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The first 15 pictures were taken from the 1943-1947 Cruise Book.  

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Displaying their trophy    

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Refueling at sea
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Rough Seas
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The Kingfisher
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Gettin' CHOW!!
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The men and their flying machine
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The Kingfisher goes overboard
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Damage to a motor whale boat
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Loading Ammo
Clyde Worley extreme right
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More Ammo on load
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011.jpg (49621 bytes)
A 16" shell
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Well - It sure didn't clean itself!!
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USS Frazier DD-607
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Through the canal
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One of the "AA" guns!!
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Ben Padgett (Center) and friends
Next 3 pics Sent in by
Ben Padgett S1/C
L  Div.  1944
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Boxing Team
Ben Padgett front row 3rd from right
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Boxing Team
Bottom Row: Ben 3rd from right.
Top Row: Eddie Seger, third from left.
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19 10 degree roll.JPG (42507 bytes)
10 degree roll
Hold on
Photo D. Yeager
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20 Kingfisher.JPG (76505 bytes)
Retrieving Seahawk SC-1 aircraft
Photo D. Yeager
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21 Kingfisher.JPG (64054 bytes)
Retrieving Seahawk SC-1 aircraft
Photo D. Yeager
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22 Big guns.JPG (55237 bytes)
Seahawk SC-1 approaching
Photo A. Ewell
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23 Kingfisher.JPG (30524 bytes)
Safe aboard
Photo A. Ewell
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24 Equqtor.JPG (56262 bytes)
Crossing the Line
Photo A. Ewell
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25 Equator.JPG (59415 bytes)
Family Portrait
Photo D. Yeager
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26 Equator.JPG (40120 bytes)
Dig those crazy legs
Photo D. Yeager
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27 Equqtor.JPG (56652 bytes)
Again with the legs!
Photo from A. Ewell
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28 Mid Cruise.JPG (94168 bytes)
Working Party
Next 2 pics T. Long, Jr.
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29 Refueling.JPG (77804 bytes)
Refueling
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30 supply ship.JPG (91699 bytes)
USS Monitor (LSV-5)
Photo from R.J. Miller
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31 Sloan.JPG (49367 bytes)
D.M. Sloan
Photo D. Yeager
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32 Milham.JPG (27006 bytes)
A.L. Milham
Photo D. Yeager
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33 Yeager.JPG (42511 bytes)
D.L.Yeager
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34 Swabbing deck.JPG (73342 bytes)
Swab that Deck
Next 2 pics R. J. Miller
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35 Inspection.JPG (76111 bytes)
Inspection

 

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036 Holy stone.JPG (59598 bytes)
Midshipmen in Training
Next 7 pics #36-39
D. Yeager
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Preparing Drone
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38 Refuelig.JPG (63040 bytes)
Wisconsin taking on fuel

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39 Refuelig Destroyer.JPG (55062 bytes) 
 Wisconsin refueling the 
  USS LEARY DD-879  

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40 Big waves.JPG (43953 bytes)
Here comes a big one
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41 BB 64 Refueling.JPG (60743 bytes)
Shot of Wisconsin refueling
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42 Yeager press.JPG (47585 bytes)
Yeager, hard at work
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43 L. Bryant party.JPG (92656 bytes)
Photo sent in by Lee Bryant
1943-1946

Main Battery Fire Control Crew
Lee Bryant standing far right, no hat, no shirt - Ed Hogan is the 8th person standing to the left of Lee (counting Lee).
Harris Breck Kirby standing far left, no shirt hands on hips.

 
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44 B div. No.3 FR.JPG (55611 bytes)
"B" Division
Fire Room
#3
The following 3 pics are of all 3 watches.
Left to Right seated.
Nacy Romano, 3rd in Gil Brown 4th in Don Truluck

Next 5 photos
Don Truluck
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45 B div. No.3 FR.JPG (48906 bytes)
"B" Division
Chief McComas in middle, Howard Candler 2nd in from right
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"B" Division #3 Fire Room
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47 Don and Lorraine Truluck.JPG (35063 bytes)
Don with his CO Lorraine
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48 Don Truluck Paul Dukes.JPG (20146 bytes)
Don Truluck and
Paul Dukes
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49 B div No.2 FR.JPG (62989 bytes)
  "B" Division 2nd Watch Fire Room #2
Photo Walter. Rice
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050 Steinlie  Maddox Higan Peirre.JPG (62218 bytes)
Steinlie, Maddox, Hogan & Pierre
Fire Control Main Battery PO's
Next 3 photos: Lee Bryant
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051 Panama Canal 1944.JPG (51959 bytes)
Panama Canal
View from Director I
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052 Lee Bryant Turret 3.JPG (87953 bytes)
Lee Bryant
Between 16" barrels Turret #3
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053 John O'Connor B Div..JPG (18088 bytes)
John O'Connor
Photo  Nacy Romano
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054 R.A.Pestke Photo Wisconsin.JPG (76216 bytes)
Photos 54 thru 62 and 64 thru 88 were taken by Richard A. Pestke, US Navy Photographer,  who took these pictures while fulfilling his reserve duty from 10/13-10/24/47
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055 R.A.Pestke Photo Big Guns.JPG (56959 bytes)
Big Guns
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056 R.A. Pestke  Photo bow wave.JPG (75902 bytes)
Bow Wave


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057 R.A.Pestke photos - Rain.JPG (80188 bytes)
We had Rain
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058 R.A.Pestke photos - Ruff seas.JPG (80323 bytes)
and rough seas
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059 R.A.Pestke photos -sunset.JPG (69530 bytes)
and a beautiful sunset
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060 R.A.Pestke photos hosing chain.JPG (76438 bytes)
First we hose the chain
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061 R.A.Pestke photos painting chain.JPG (92103 bytes)
then we paint it.
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062 R.A.Pestke photos-15 minute break.JPG (60579 bytes)
then we took a 15 minute break
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063 R.A.Pestke photo -This is R.A.Pestke..JPG (50516 bytes)
Richard A. Pestke
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064 R.A.Pestke photo-photog.JPG (62772 bytes)
Photographer hard at work
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065 R.A.Pestke photos-Who am I.JPG (102153 bytes)
Don Maggio
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066 R.A.Pestke photos resting.JPG (73029 bytes)
I'm not sick, I'm just resting
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067 R.A.Pestke photos - Where does the film go.JPG (88491 bytes)
Richard Pestke
Where does the film go?

 

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068 R.A.Pestke photos -lifeboat.JPG (87217 bytes)
Lifeboat drill
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069 R.A.Pestke photo - Lowering Life boat.JPG (104529 bytes)
Lifeboat drill
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070 R.A.Pestke photos - 2nd 15 minute break.JPG (96145 bytes)
2nd 15 minute break
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071 R.A.Pestke photos - Liberty call.JPG (95908 bytes)
Liberty Call
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072 R.A.Pestke photos - Liberty boat.JPG (119313 bytes)
Boarding liberty boat
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073 R.A.Pestke photos - Liberty boat.JPG (78388 bytes)
There goes the liberty boat
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074 R.A.Pestke photos - Check this turn.JPG (72143 bytes)
Check this turn
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075 R.A.Pestke photos - Work detail.JPG (95836 bytes)
Work detail
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076 R.A.Pestke photo 16s.JPG (84705 bytes)
Ready to shoot
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077 R.A.Pestke photos - Study time.JPG (63857 bytes)
Study time
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078 R.A.Pestke photo photog..JPG (72679 bytes)
Don Maggio
Smile pretty
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079 R.A.Pestke photos - 3rd 15 minute break.JPG (90835 bytes)
3rd 15 minute break
What a life
!
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080 R.A.Pestke photo New York.JPG (60381 bytes)
A view of New York
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081 R.A.Pestke photos - Tug guides her in.JPG (76372 bytes)
Tugs are guiding her in
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082 R.A.Pestke photos - End of Reserve Training Cruise.JPG (72313 bytes)
End of Reserve Training Cruise
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083 R.A.Pestke photos - Ready to leave the ship.JPG (76560 bytes)
Ready to leave the ship
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084 R.A.Pestke photos - Ready to leave the ship.JPG (89867 bytes)
Lining up to leave
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085 R.A.Pestke photos - Sun.JPG (107238 bytes)
Tied up
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086 R.A.Pestke photos - Liberty.JPG (92408 bytes)
Dockside
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087 R.A.Pestke photos - Unknown.JPG (55706 bytes)
Don Maggio on left
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088 R.A.Pestke photos - Unknown.JPG (93722 bytes)
Was this EX division?
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089 B-Div. break-Don Truluck -front left.JPG (69759 bytes)
B Div. break
Don Truluck foreground
Next 4 pics from Nacy Romano

 

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090 B-Division  Nacy Romano seated 2nd right.JPG (63926 bytes)
B-Div. Nacy Romano 2nd right seated.
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091Hoisting the Kingfish on board.JPG (56719 bytes)
Hoisting the Kingfisher
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092 Nacy and Millie Romano 1944  100res.JPG (53993 bytes)
Nacy and Millie
They make a nice pair
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093 RADM  L.E.Denfeld Combat Div.9  1945..JPG (59276 bytes)
RADM L.E. Denfeld
1945 Combat Div. 9
Next 3 pics
Compton Jones
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094 RADM  L.E.Denfeld C.S.Jones on right 1945.JPG (78696 bytes)
RADM L.E. Denfeld
C.S. Jones on right
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095 CIC Group C.S.Jones 2nd from right 1945.JPG (85208 bytes)
CIC Group-1945
C.J. Jones 2nd from right
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096 Admirals inspection G.Booz.JPG (34694 bytes)
Admirals Inspection
Next 6 Pics George Booz
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097 Signal light 24inc..JPG (29136 bytes)
Signal Light
24"
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098 Taking it easy on a flag bag.JPG (57405 bytes)
Taking it easy on the Flag bag
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099 Waikiki, Oct.1944  G.W.Booz.JPG (23848 bytes)
Signal Gang
Waikiki Oct. 1944

G. Booz bottom left
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100 R&R Gitmo Feb. 1946.JPG (45711 bytes)
R & R Gitmo
Feb. 1946

Bob Houston last on right
George Booz first on left
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101 R&R Gitmo Feb. 1946  2.JPG (54854 bytes)
R & R Gitmo Feb. 1946
B. Houston Back row 2nd from left
George Booz Back row on right
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102 Admiral's Inspection.jpg (78969 bytes)
Admiral's Inspection
Next 2 pics
D. Yeager
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103 unknown event on fantail.JPG (92314 bytes)
Unknown event on Fantail
1946-1948?
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104 USS Wisconsin softball team circa 1945-1946.JPG (86194 bytes)
USS Wisconsin
Softball Team
Circa 1945-1946
Submitted by Jim Janz

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