U.S. Navy sailors at common grave site of the USS POLLUX and USS TRUXTUN victims, 1942

black-and-white photograph

Edwards, Ena Farrow; Brown, Cassie
Canada, Newfoundland (province), Saint Lawrence
1942; 1974-12
overall: 3-1/4 x 4-3/8 in.; image: 2-3/4 x 4 in.

Photograph; black-and-white photograph of a photograph of U.S. Navy sailors at the common grave site of the USS POLLUX (built 1939) and USS TRUXTUN (built 1920) shipwreck victims, 1942; photographed again in December 1942, probably by Cassie Brown, sailors in overcoats and caps standing next to mound of dirt, the victims were buried in a common grave until the United States government recovered the bodies later that year; printed at top "DEC - 74"; handwritten on bottom "Shipmates at the grave site."; handwritten on back "The common grave of/ the victims who have/ been recovered (about/ 50 only). This picture/ taken by a 19 year old/ St. Lawrence gal./ C.B."


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Shipwreck victims