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Posted: 8/1/2017 10:12:40 AM EDT
was reading ol Remus' Woodpile Report today and came across this:



Link Posted: 8/1/2017 1:14:47 PM EDT

Thank God it didnt come to that
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 5:14:31 PM EDT
It's amazing how quickly the atoll was converted to a bunch of islands into a major naval base to prosecute operations in the Western Pacific. A definite tribute to American efficiency and ingenuity.
Link Posted: 8/1/2017 5:20:57 PM EDT
My beloved BB-55. 
Link Posted: 8/3/2017 9:37:19 PM EDT
Interesting to read some of the posts on the "WarBird Exchange".  Thanks for posting this OP.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:21:47 PM EDT
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My beloved BB-55. 
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My dad served on BB56 for almost 6 years.   When he was 58 or so we took him and my mom down to see BB55.  It was like watching him as a 20 year old scurrying all over the ship.   It all came to a screeching stop when we got  to the galley.  "They had TWO ice cream makers?   We only had ONE!  Well we did always call her 'The Showboat.' "
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