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USS Baltimore (CA 68); Heavy Cruiser; Commissioned 15 Apr 1943

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Carrier Raids on Truk, 17-18 February 1944: Vought OS2U-3 "Kingfisher" is recovered USS Baltimore (CA-68) after she had rescued Lit JG, George M. Blair from Truk Lagoon, 18 February 1944. Plane's pilot is Lt JG Denver F. Baxter. His radioman, ARMC Reuben F. Hickman, is on the wing, preparing to attach the plane so it can be hoisted on board.Blair's F6F "Hellcat", of Fighting Squadron Nine from USS Essex (CV-9), had been shot down during the dawn fighter sweep over Truk.

Heavy cruiser USS Alaska (CB-1) maneuvering ahead of battleship USS Missouri (BB-63), Atlantic, 1944.