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1945 USS California (BB-44)... Japanese kamikaze attacks....
Item # 695482
July 28, 1945
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 28, 1945
* USS California (BB-44) - Tennessee-class battleship
* Japanese kamikazes - Battle of Lingayen Gulf
The bottom of the front page has a two column heading: "Kamikaze Hits the California; Battleship Fights On; Losses 203". This is on the Japanese kamikaze attacks on the USS California during the Battle of Lingayen Gulf. Reporting on many disasters such as this were kept from the public, sometimes for many months, until the family members of the killed were all notified, giving the reason for this late report. Still a first report. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Complete with all 24 pages, rag edition in nice condition.
Category: World War II