A build by the Chinese. Distributed by the Franklin Mint in 1999. It was originally owned by a plank owner who was on the ship at the surrender of Japan. He passed away in 2013 in Florida. It comes with a glass frame/cover but not suitable for photography. I am very fortunate to have it. The pin...
Japanese representatives on board USS Missouri (BB-63) during the surrender ceremonies, 2 September 1945.
Standing in front are:
Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu (wearing top hat) and General Yoshijiro Umezu, Chief of the Army General Staff. Behind them are three representatives each of the...
USS Missouri (BB-63)
A Naval Aircraft Factory OS2N-1 Kingfisher floatplane is lowered onto its catapult cradle after a flight, during the ship's shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.
Note Mk.51 director and its associated 40mm quad gun mount at left.
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