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The Kibbe Museum is pleased to place online a permanent archive of U.S. Navy photographs taken during World War II. These images were the collection of Commander Raymon Powell. Raymon Powell served as a Marine in World War I and as a Navy Commander in World War II. During World War II, he was assigned to North Atlantic convoy escort duty and as base commander in New York City. The collection was donated to the museum by his son-in-law, Charles Grigsby, Jr., who also served in the North Atlantic as an engineer aboard a destroyer escort.
About the collection: The bulk of the photos were taken in the Pacific, but other subjects such as U-boat action, submarine training, and blimp operations are included. Many of the photos were taken as a series for a particular event or public affairs shoot aboard a ship; where possible, the photos have been sorted into sets by related images. Each photo is listed by the original serial number (where discernable) and includes the captions written by Navy public affairs officers. In some cases, additional information about these images is available from other sites, in which case it is listed along with a link in either the set or image notes.
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