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Written by Burl on August 13th, 2009

Going home, 1945

Going home, 1945

Another picture from the war’s end voyage of USS Oconto. This is September, 1945, and sailors crowd the deck and sing. But these sailors are also recently liberated prisoners of war, due to be executed by the Imperial Japanese if the Allies invaded the home islands. These should be dead men.


3 Comments so far ↓

  1. gigi-hawaii says:

    Strange that these are all Caucasian men. No blacks, no Asians. How come?

  2. Burl says:

    Because it’s 1945, not 2009.

  3. Mutt says:

    Mother of God.

    *head explodes*

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