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Naval officers perform a changing of the flags ceremony aboard the U.S.S. South Dakota to signal the retirement of Admiral William F. Halsey, Los Angeles, 1945
Date Created and/or Issued
November 22, 1945
Publication Information
Los Angeles Daily News
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Daily News Negatives
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Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Admiral William F. Halsey ended his 45-year naval career aboard the U.S.S. South Dakota in the Los Angeles Harbor. He commanded the Third Fleet during the Pacific War against Japan. The ceremony consisted of the changing of his four-starred flag to the two-starred flag of his successor, Rear-Admiral Howard F. Kingman. The ship's entire company was present during the brief ceremony. After the ceremony, Halsey left the battleship on a crash boat and the U.S.S. South Dakota fired a 17-gun salute.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Admirals--American--United States
Battleships--American--United States
Halsey, William Frederick, 1882-1959
Los Angeles Daily News Negatives

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