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A Japanese pilot marking a victory on his A6M Zero fighter, 14 Feb 1942; note his unitGuests at the launching ceremony of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942
A Japanese pilot marking a victory on his A6M Zero fighter, 14 Feb 1942; note his unit's mascot, a monkey, on the aircraftGuests at the launching ceremony of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942
Japanese troops guarding prisoners from the British Suffolk Regiment, Singapore, Feb 1942Launching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 1 of 4; note submarine Whale nearby
Japanese troops guarding prisoners from the British Suffolk Regiment, Singapore, Feb 1942Launching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 1 of 4; note submarine Whale nearby
Launching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 2 of 4; note submarine Whale nearbyLaunching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 3 of 4; note submarine Whale nearby
Launching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 2 of 4; note submarine Whale nearbyLaunching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 3 of 4; note submarine Whale nearby
Launching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 4 of 4; note submarine Whale nearbyLight Tank Mk VIB of 3rd Hussars, British Army on the wharf at Oosthaven (Bandar Lampung), Sumatra, Dutch East Indies, 14 Feb 1942
Launching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 4 of 4; note submarine Whale nearbyLight Tank Mk VIB of 3rd Hussars, British Army on the wharf at Oosthaven (Bandar Lampung), Sumatra, Dutch East Indies, 14 Feb 1942
Matron of Honor Mrs. A. F. Huntington and Sponsor Mrs. William C. Baker after the launching ceremony of Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942Sponsor Mrs. William C. Baker after the launching ceremony of Wahoo, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942
Matron of Honor Mrs. A. F. Huntington and Sponsor Mrs. William C. Baker after the launching ceremony of Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942Sponsor Mrs. William C. Baker after the launching ceremony of Wahoo, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942
Submarine Wahoo in mid-channel just outside of Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942Submarine Wahoo off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942
Submarine Wahoo in mid-channel just outside of Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942Submarine Wahoo off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942
Submarine Wahoo shortly after launching, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 1 of 2Submarine Wahoo shortly after launching, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 2 of 2
Submarine Wahoo shortly after launching, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 1 of 2Submarine Wahoo shortly after launching, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 2 of 2
The five Sullivan brothers aboard USS Juneau upon her commissioning at New York Navy Yard, 14 Feb 1942. Left to Right they are Joseph, Francis, Albert, Madison, and George. All five were later lost with the ship.
The five Sullivan brothers aboard USS Juneau upon her commissioning at New York Navy Yard, 14 Feb 1942. Left to Right they are Joseph, Francis, Albert, Madison, and George. All five were later lost with the ship.


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