"...Japanese prisoners of war are bathed, clipped, "deloused," and issued GI clothing as soon as they are taken aboard the New Jersey (BB-62), December 1944".....
La légende de la photo tel qu'elle est sur Navsource....Si quelqu'un peut traduire??
L'humiliation est-elle l'objectif premier?? La conclusion est peut-être un peu rapide, je parlerai plutôt de curiosité malsaine....
Un extrait de l'historique du New Jersey pour la période de Décembre 44
"In December, New Jersey sailed with the Lexington task group for air attacks on Luzon 14-16 December; then found herself in the furious typhoon which sank three destroyers. Skillful seamanship brought her through undamaged. She returned to U lithi on Christmas Eve to be met by Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.
New Jersey ranged far and wide from 30 December to 25 January 1945 on her last cruise as Admiral Halsey's flagship. She guarded the carriers in their strikes on Formosa, Okinawa, and Luzon, on the coast of Indo-China, Hong Kong, Swatow and Amoy, an d again on Formosa and Okinawa. At Ulithi 27 January Admiral Halsey lowered his flag in New Jersey, but it was replaced two days later by that of Rear Admiral Oscar Badger commanding Battleship Division Seven. " (sic)
Dernière édition par Pierre.S le 05 Avr 2010, 14:00, édité 3 fois.