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Welfare Fund The U.S.S. Texas in World War II: A Pictorial Review of the Accomplishments of the Thirty-Ones Year Old Battleship, Published for the Officers and Men Who Served in Her During the Second World War

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09555.25 Author/Creator: Welfare Fund Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph album Date: 1946 Pagination: 110 p. ; 21 x 25.9 cm.

A cheifly pictoral record of the officers and men who served on the U.S.S. Texas during World War II. On the last page is a hand written note by Thomas Barwiss Hagstoz Askin, Jr. stating that the U.S.S. Texas was towed by the U.S.S. Mosopelea and the U.S.S. Paiute to San Jacinto, Texas to be enshrined as a state memorial. Accompanying each picture is a brief description of the event ocuring at the time of the photograph.

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