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United States Navy Lieutenant (junior grade) John F. Kennedy (left) posing with his older brother Ensign Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. on the United States east coast, May 1942.Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-109 commanded by Lt(jg) John Kennedy delivering 96 survivors from the sunken cruiser USS Northampton to Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, Dec 1942.
United States Navy Lieutenant (junior grade) John F. Kennedy (left) posing with his older brother Ensign Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. on the United States east coast, May 1942.Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-109 commanded by Lt(jg) John Kennedy delivering 96 survivors from the sunken cruiser USS Northampton to Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, Dec 1942.
Lieutenant John F. Kennedy (far right) and other crew members of PT-109, 1943Kennedy aboard PT-109, circa mid-1943. Photo 1 of 2.
Lieutenant John F. Kennedy (far right) and other crew members of PT-109, 1943Kennedy aboard PT-109, circa mid-1943. Photo 1 of 2.
Kennedy aboard PT-109, circa mid-1943. Photo 2 of 2.Lieutenant John F. Kennedy after his assignments on PT Boats and his return to the United States, Jan 1944. Note the amblyopia in his right eye that prevented him from being a pilot like his brother, Joe.
Kennedy aboard PT-109, circa mid-1943. Photo 2 of 2.Lieutenant John F. Kennedy after his assignments on PT Boats and his return to the United States, Jan 1944. Note the amblyopia in his right eye that prevented him from being a pilot like his brother, Joe.
The former PT-796, a 78-foot Higgins boat, painted as PT-109, an 80-foot Elco boat, passing the reviewing stand in President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural parade in Washington DC, United States, 20 Jan 1960.US President Dwight Eisenhower greeting President-Elect John Kennedy, 6 Dec 1960
The former PT-796, a 78-foot Higgins boat, painted as PT-109, an 80-foot Elco boat, passing the reviewing stand in President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural parade in Washington DC, United States, 20 Jan 1960.US President Dwight Eisenhower greeting President-Elect John Kennedy, 6 Dec 1960
US President John Kennedy and Dwight Eisenhower at Camp David, Maryland, United States, 22 Apr 1961US President John Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon Johnson at the South Lawn of the White House, Washington DC, United States, 31 Aug 1961
US President John Kennedy and Dwight Eisenhower at Camp David, Maryland, United States, 22 Apr 1961US President John Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon Johnson at the South Lawn of the White House, Washington DC, United States, 31 Aug 1961
Eisenhower and Kennedy, 1962Louis Wilson, Jr. (right) shaking hands with USMC Commandant David Shoup, both Medal of Honor recipients, in the presence of President John Kennedy, White House, Washington DC, United States, circa 1962
Eisenhower and Kennedy, 1962Louis Wilson, Jr. (right) shaking hands with USMC Commandant David Shoup, both Medal of Honor recipients, in the presence of President John Kennedy, White House, Washington DC, United States, circa 1962
President John Kennedy with SAC Chief General Curtis LeMay and SAC Vice-Chief Lieutenant General Thomas Power at Strategic Air Command HQ, Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1962John Kennedy, Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson (behind Truman), and Dwight Eisenhower at Eleanor Roosevelt
President John Kennedy with SAC Chief General Curtis LeMay and SAC Vice-Chief Lieutenant General Thomas Power at Strategic Air Command HQ, Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1962John Kennedy, Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson (behind Truman), and Dwight Eisenhower at Eleanor Roosevelt's funeral at Hyde Park, New York, United States, 10 Nov 1962
US President John Kennedy, Senator Daniel Inouye, and others, White House, Washington DC, United States, 1963Wernher von Braun and President John F Kennedy at the Redstone Army Airfield, Huntsville, Alabama, United States, 18 May 1963
US President John Kennedy, Senator Daniel Inouye, and others, White House, Washington DC, United States, 1963Wernher von Braun and President John F Kennedy at the Redstone Army Airfield, Huntsville, Alabama, United States, 18 May 1963
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