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Franklin Roosevelt under USS Cummings’ Number 1 5

Caption     Franklin Roosevelt under USS Cummings’ Number 1 5"/38 caliber gun mount addressing a crowd of shipyard workers at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 12 Aug 1944. ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
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Photos on Same Day 12 Aug 1944
Photos at Same Place Bremerton, Washington, United States
Added By David Stubblebine

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
30 Sep 2020 10:51:10 PM

At the President’s request, all honors were dispensed with upon his arrival at Puget Sound. USS Cummings was brought to the head of Drydock 2 with the President speaking from the forecastle so that he could remain aboard ship and still be close to the workers crowded around the dock. FDR’s diary estimates the crowd at 8,000 to 10,000 and the address was broadcast over nationwide radio.

Note Admiral William Leahy, the President’s aide, at right facing the President.

Note also the ship’s jack on a staff mounted behind the President. This is unusual (unheard of) and was likely an accommodation to keep the jack from fluttering in front of the President during his remarks.

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