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Battleship Massachusetts entering Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, 12 May 1942Anti-aircraft gunfire seen above American ships against French fighters, off Casablanca, Morocco, early morning of 8 Nov 1942; seen from the after deck of battleship Massachusetts
Battleship Massachusetts entering Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, 12 May 1942Anti-aircraft gunfire seen above American ships against French fighters, off Casablanca, Morocco, early morning of 8 Nov 1942; seen from the after deck of battleship Massachusetts
Battleship Massachusetts maneuvering off Casablanca, Morocco, 8 Nov 1942, as seen from destroyer MayrantView looking forward from battleship Massachusetts
Battleship Massachusetts maneuvering off Casablanca, Morocco, 8 Nov 1942, as seen from destroyer MayrantView looking forward from battleship Massachusetts' after deck during lull of battle, off Casablanca, Morocco, 8 Nov 1942
Aerial view of US battleship Massachusetts, 1943; note OS2U Kingfisher float planes on the fantail catapultsBattleship Massachusetts as seen from battleship Alabama, Casco Bay, Maine, Jan 1943; note Alabama
Aerial view of US battleship Massachusetts, 1943; note OS2U Kingfisher float planes on the fantail catapultsBattleship Massachusetts as seen from battleship Alabama, Casco Bay, Maine, Jan 1943; note Alabama's 16-inch guns in foreground
Battleship Massachusetts underway at 15 knots off Point Wilson, Washington, United States, 11 Jul 1944US battleship Massachusetts leaving Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States following a wartime refit, 11 Jul 1944, photo 1 of 3
Battleship Massachusetts underway at 15 knots off Point Wilson, Washington, United States, 11 Jul 1944US battleship Massachusetts leaving Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States following a wartime refit, 11 Jul 1944, photo 1 of 3
US battleship Massachusetts leaving Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States following a wartime refit, 11 Jul 1944, photo 2 of 3US battleship Massachusetts leaving Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States following a wartime refit, 11 Jul 1944, photo 3 of 3
US battleship Massachusetts leaving Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States following a wartime refit, 11 Jul 1944, photo 2 of 3US battleship Massachusetts leaving Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States following a wartime refit, 11 Jul 1944, photo 3 of 3
Battleship Massachusetts sailing into Ulithi anchorage in the Caroline Islands, 24 Nov 1944; note autograph of Chester NimitzUSS Indiana, USS Massachusetts, and USS Alabama underway seen from USS South Dakota, 1945
Battleship Massachusetts sailing into Ulithi anchorage in the Caroline Islands, 24 Nov 1944; note autograph of Chester NimitzUSS Indiana, USS Massachusetts, and USS Alabama underway seen from USS South Dakota, 1945
Battleship Indiana, battleship Massachusetts, and cruiser Quincy bombarding Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 14 Jul 1945Warships Indiana, Massachusetts, Chicago, and Quincy steaming in a column off Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 14 Jul 1945
Battleship Indiana, battleship Massachusetts, and cruiser Quincy bombarding Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 14 Jul 1945Warships Indiana, Massachusetts, Chicago, and Quincy steaming in a column off Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 14 Jul 1945
Battleship Massachusetts bombarding Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 9 Aug 1945Battleship Massachusetts firing a full main battery salvo at Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 9 Aug 1945; note projectiles in flight at upper left
Battleship Massachusetts bombarding Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 9 Aug 1945Battleship Massachusetts firing a full main battery salvo at Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 9 Aug 1945; note projectiles in flight at upper left
Battleship Massachusetts underway at 6 knots in Puget Sound, Washington, United States after her final overhaul, 22 Jan 1946USS Indiana, USS Massachusetts, and USS Alabama at the Embarcadero, San Francisco, California, United States, 17 Mar 1946
Battleship Massachusetts underway at 6 knots in Puget Sound, Washington, United States after her final overhaul, 22 Jan 1946USS Indiana, USS Massachusetts, and USS Alabama at the Embarcadero, San Francisco, California, United States, 17 Mar 1946
Battleship Massachusetts laid up at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Virginia, United States, 3 Jan 1963; note AKA-88 Uvalde at right side of photoJapanese aircraft identification chart on a bulkhead aboard battleship USS Massachusetts, 2009
Battleship Massachusetts laid up at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Virginia, United States, 3 Jan 1963; note AKA-88 Uvalde at right side of photoJapanese aircraft identification chart on a bulkhead aboard battleship USS Massachusetts, 2009
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Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal