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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

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
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Line Crossing Ceremony   Main article  Photos  
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 26 Oct 1943
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 23 Jun 2014

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
23 Jun 2015 08:59:44 PM

Note that the certificate indicates the crossing occurred at Longitude 171 degrees, 26 minutes but the Essex logs list the crossing at Longitude 170 degrees, 56.5 minutes, a minor difference of only about 35 miles.

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