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Oct '45

 

25 SEPTEMBER - 8 OCTOBER '45

UNDERWAY FOR PANAMA. THE DEMOBILIZATION CONTINGENT IS HARD AT WORK.

9 - 11 OCTOBER '45

THE BATAAN TRANSITS THE CANAL SUCCESSFULLY, IN SPITE OF A PERCEPTIBLE STARBOARD LIST; (THIS TRANSIT OF THE BATAAN IS RECORDED BY PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM LIFE MAGAZINE, AND PLACED IN THE SAID MAGAZINE). MANY FEMININE SPECTATORS LINED THAT SIDE OF THE LOCKS. LIBERTY WAS ENJOYED AT CHRISTOBAL AND COLON ON THE ATLANTIC SIDE IN A VERY ORDERLY FASHION. THE SHIP'S CREW DID IT'S SHARE OF BALANCING THE PANAMANIAN BUDGET BY BUYING SOUVENIRS AND GIFTS FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, AND BY OTHER EXPENDITURES OF A LESS PERMANENT NATURE.

12 - 17 OCTOBER '45

UNDERWAY FOR NEW YORK -- THE LAST LAP.

17 OCTOBER '45

THE U.S.S. BATAAN IS GREETED BY THE "LADY WITH THE TORCH." THE JOURNEY IS OVER.

 

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