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More Photos of the USS Idaho

With the death of my grandmother last summer, the Trumbo side of the family spent the subsequent months going through a mountain of photographs and letters crammed into disintegrating boxes. A couple of Christmas ago, my grandmother gifted me a number of World War II items from my grandfather’s service in the pacific aboard the USS Idaho. But about a month ago, my mother found another stash of photographs and turned those over to me to be added to the existing collection. Here are some of the ones I found more interesting.

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View of the anti-aircraft guns

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Target practice with World War One vintage rifles

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Vought OS2U Kingfisher used to direct shore bombardment. Launched from a catapult aboard the Idaho.

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Funeral for two Kingfisher crewmen — the only casulties suffered during the war

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Refueling at sea

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