Captain Gehres aboard the damaged USS Franklin approaches the Brooklyn Navy yard after Japanese Kamakazi attacks
Brooklyn New York USA Date:1945, April 26 Duration:1 min 49 sec Sound:NO SOUND
USS Franklin (CV-13) arriving at Brooklyn Navy yard in New York City, after being severely damaged by Japanese attacks in the Pacific, during World War II. Navy band plays at the pier. Captain Lesslie H. Gehres standing with his Navigation Officer, Commander Stephen Jurika,Jr., aboard the USS Franklin as it approaches the Navy Yard. The Captain looks through the binoculars and talks with Commander Jurika. He smokes a cigarette. He issues instructions through the voice tube. Damaged flight deck of the USS Franklin. (Note: West Coast repair facilities were all full of damaged U.S. ships, so the USS Franklin had to proceed to the East Coast for final repairs.)
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