The USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the United States, ruled the seas when she fired her nine 16-inch guns. Ronn Ronck tells the full, exciting story of this floating fortress, from its christening by President Truman’s daughter, Margaret, to its final resting place the Arizona Memorial, which straddles the sunken hull of the USS Arizona. Historic photographs gathered from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. trace the ship’s remarkable half-century of service to the nation. A special chapter reveals what life was like in “wartime Hawaii” between the Japanese attack that sunk the Arizona and the new era of peace achieved aboard the Missouri. Over 80 photos.
Author: Ronn Ronck