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    These were taken by my uncle, who passed away in 2013. Most of these are from Navy Day in NYC, 1945. He was assigned to the USS Bache at the time ( DD-470) My uncle had the misfortune of training up to be a torpedo officer on surface ships, and his original ship (a Gearing class DD - although I can't recall the name off the top of my head -think it was Vesole), and it was a newly built ship that was commissioned in April 1945 - a point which there was no longer a surface naval threat from any navy, and that ship had had its torpedo mounts replaced with additional AAA positions. He was left without a ship, until the USS Bache had come back to the US. The Bache had been hit around its torpedo position by a Kamikaze plane, while off of Okinawa. I don't believe any of the officers were casualties, so even though my uncle got assigned to the Bache, he was not replacing anyone, but there as an additional torpedo officer.

    Later on he got assigned to the USS Talbot (DD-114) prior to its decommissioning. I think I had read that it was a 'target ship but I think that I might need some additional source material than just wikipedia.

    Nearly forgot to add the link to the album.

    This, too, is part of my new graphics set up. I can't really big note the technicalities other than they are an enhancement from what I had been using. I had thought, wrongly, that my scanner could do slides -it only can do negatives -so I had to try something different.

    There are a couple more slides that had been encased in glass for some reason - am guessing it was to repair the cardboard, and I might try to get them scanned as well, although I have to have a closer look at their current state before I make a decision on whether to dismantle the glass.
    JTS Graphics Coordinator/Scenario Designer


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    Interesting stuff, thanks for sharing!
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