60th ANNIVERSARY of SURRENDER SPECIAL EVENT PICTURES
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Quietly waiting on the eve of the 60th Anniversary just before sunset.
The Arizona Memorial quietly sitting 200 yards off the bow of the USS Missouri on the eve of the 60th Anniversary.
Flag flying on the bow of the USS Missouri: DON'T TREAD ON ME!
Port-side view on the eve of the 60th Anniversary just before sunset.
Guests arriving for the 60th Anniversary ceremony.
WWII 'Live' displays on the pier.
More WWII 'Live' displays on the pier.
60th Anniversary ceremony in progress.
View of the pierside guests during the 60th Anniversary ceremony.
Close up of the speaker podium during the 60th Anniversary ceremony.
Hoisting OLD GLORY during the ceremony.
Playing of taps from atop the #1 gun turret during the 60th Anniversary ceremony.
During taps, also showing the rifle volley salute marines atop the #2 gun turret.
Inside radio central with Susan (W7KFI) operating and Lee (KH6BZF) doing logging duties.
Chuck (AH6SC) checking 17 meters for signals.
This is THE actual bug used on 2 Sept 1945 loaned to us by the Maritime Museum of Monterey for use during this 60th Anniversary special event.
Eddie (W7GMH) operating and Ned (KH7JJ) doing logging duty. Eddie was stationed onboard the USS Missouri during July-August, 1945! He was transferred to Guam prior to the surrender as part of the fleet forming up for the invasion of Japan.
Eddie (W7GMH) on THE bug. Eddie has a 55 WPM certificate and once held the CW speed record.
Eddie (W7GMH) showing his big, brass Titanic-replica telegraph key, made by the same company that made the Titanic's.
THE original Vibroplex bug and copy of the surrender message just prior to the special event resending.
Susan (K7KFI) resending the surrender message 60 years after the original. A VOA cameraman is recording the event.
A VOA (Voice of America) recording crew witnessing the resending of the surrender message 60 years after the original. Bruce (KG6JIJ), BMARC webmaster, is also standing by with his camera.
Pete (KH6GRT) taking a break while Ned (KH7JJ) operates and Susan (W7KFI) does the logging.
Eddie (W7GMH) talking while Pete (KH6GRT) operates and Bill (N0CO) does the logging. Picture by Bruce (KG6JIJ).
Bill (N0CO) operating and Susan (W7KFI) logging.
The discone antenna on the bow of the ship which was used throughout the special event.