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5/5/2015 7:30:59 AM
Also, I have several photos of the guys on board the ship. If any of you are interested, I would be more than happy to scan them in and email them to you. You never know who may pop up in an old photo, right? Let me know!
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5/5/2015 7:29:01 AM
That is amazing! I've been wanting to get there to see the ship. Is it still open for tours?!
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8/23/2013 12:29:57 PM
My husband,Jack Boteler, served 1944-45 in the boiler room but doesn't remember any names. He remembers that the area was so noisy that he could see lips moving but couldn't hear what was being said. No wonder he is hard of hearing today. On Sept. 2, 2013 we will be aboard the USS Missouri in Hawaii for a Surrender Day Commemoration. Very exciting!
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1/21/2013 7:28:38 AM
Did he remember any signalmen? What is his age?
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12/1/2012 6:55:04 AM
I'm looking for a crew member named Patrick Feeney. My mother tells me she remembers seeing him in a news reel, giving a helping hand to the Japanese surrendering. From a smaller ship to the Missouri or from one ship to another. Where can I find news reels depicting this scene?
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9/4/2012 10:29:49 AM
Hi there! MY grandfather, Edward Becker was on the Missouri from 1944-1945. He was a WT3C. I'm interested to know if anyone on here was on board with my grandpa. I never had the opportunity to meet him and I would love to hear some stories from his time spent on the ship. I have some great photos, too.


Jolene Zanghi, Buffalo, NY
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3/19/2012 1:44:50 PM
Yes, my Dad was on the Missouri from its maiden shakedown cruise until after the war. He was in some of the photographs as there were only 100 Marines on board, so they had an excellent vantage point. He too has a wealth of photographs and fantastic memories of his time on board.
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3/14/2012 8:30:19 PM
Hi all. My grandfather, Harry T. Colson, served on the Missouri in 1945. He still has very clear and vivid memories of his time, including the signing of the treaty. I was wondering if there are any other 1945 shipmates around. He remembers a Hassel, Catuo and a Bodhold but he wasn't clear on the spelling. I know he worked on boilers, oil shack (part of the Black Crew) and a fireman. Just curious if there's anyone else out there from his time.
Kerri Connor