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lonestarbattleship · 5 days ago
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A catapult crewmen raises a green flag to launch a Naval Aircraft Factory OS2N-1 Kingfisher (Bureau # 01491 or 01401) from USS Missouri (BB-63) during the ship's shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.
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Later, the crew recovers and hoist the Kingfisher back onboard.
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The OS2N was a Naval Aircraft Factory built version of the Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher with a 450 hp (336 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-2 engine.
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Note Mk.51 director and its associated 40mm quad gun mount on the left.
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The pilot unstraps his flight log from his leg, after returning from a flight.
NHHC: 80-G-K-4597, 80-G-K-4596, 80-G-K-4594, 80-G-K-4592, 80-G-K-4561, 80-G-K-4562
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capewolfe · 5 months ago
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USS Missouri (BB-63) off the coast of Naples, Italy. The Missouri is on an around-the-world shakedown cruise. Mount Vesuvius is in the background, Nov. 1986.
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orlamccools · a month ago
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i havent really shared this on here bc ive been nervous but. starting in late august im going to be taking an online class through a community college that does like direct credit transfers to iowa which is v exciting but also kinda nerve racking bc i havent been in school in like. 18 months. but its also exciting bc im on my way back!!!
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cedar-glade · 7 months ago
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naturelvr-69 · a year ago
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Our walk today. A hidden gem in the city. This is our “gym class”
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lonestarbattleship · 12 days ago
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A Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk on a launcher aboard USS Iowa (BB-61), circa mid 1940s.
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capewolfe · 2 years ago
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In 1990 the USS MISSOURI (BB-63) is departing Pearl Harbor en route to the Persian Gulf and OPERATION DESERT STORM.
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tea-from-apush · 6 months ago
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k I know this isn't technically from APUSH but in Spanish today we listened to Irish music in the background because it's St. Patrick's Day and it was pretty cool
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manfanathletes · a year ago
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Collegiate wrestling? Or making out in public? Looks like a little of both.
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lonestarbattleship · 4 days ago
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Abandon ship drill on the after deck of USS Missouri (BB-63), during her shakedown period, circa August 1944.
Note: "OS2U floatplane (actually an OS2N-1) on the port side catapult; variety of lifebelt types; baseball caps and red white hats worn by some sailors; Marine walking by with an M-1 rifle; and open hatch cover."
NHHC: 80-G-K-4528
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nobrashfestivity · 2 years ago
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Jackson Pollock, Mural, 1943-1944
Painting with details.
Frederick W. Kent, Art students at work beneath Mural in the painting studio at the University of Iowa, early 1950s. 
Bernard Schardt, Jackson Pollock beside the canvas for Mural, 1943 
Herbert Matter,  Jackson Pollock with Mural in the studios of Vogue magazine in 1947.
Images courtesy of the Frederick W. Kent Collection of Photographs, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa  and  Estate of Herbert Matter. Special Collections and University Archives Department, Stanford University Libraries
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