|Caption||Crossing the Line certificate issued to LtCdr Francis N Gilreath, Trusty Shellback, who crossed the line aboard USS Essex 26 Oct 1943 while en route from Pearl Harbor to Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides ww2dbase|
|Source||ww2dbaseNational Museum of Naval Aviation FN Gilreath Collection|
|Photos on Same Day||See all photos dated 26 Oct 1943|
|Added By||David Stubblebine|
|Added Date||23 Jun 2014|
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