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Charles J Lundgren (New York, Connecticut, 1911 - 1988) "U.S.S. Honolulu" Oil on masonite painting. Signed lower right, titled lower left. Named after the capital of Hawaii, the light cruiser U.S.S. Honolulu participated in some of the most important battles of World War II. Commissioned on 15 June 1938 with Captain Oscar Smith in command, the U.S.S. Honolulu sailed on a shakedown cruise to England. She then sailed to San Pedro, California to join the Pacific fleet on 14 June 1939. On 5 November 1941 she sailed for the Naval Station at Pearl Harbor where she was operating when the Japanese launched their sneak attack. Suffering only minor damage, after repairs she continued convoy escort duty in the South Pacific. In 1942, when the Japanese pushed north toward the Alaskan peninsula, U.S.S. Honolulu was called upon to strengthen America's position in the area. On 21 August 1942 she screened the crucial first American landings in the Aleutians. Later in 1942, as part of Task Force 67, she fought valiantly at the Battle of Tassafaronga. Throughout the early months of 1943 she was engaged in heavy bombardments across the South Pacific in an attempt to derail the "Tokyo Express." Perhaps the greatest moment in this battle-proved cruiser's history came on 20 October 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Her relentless bombardment and screening activities helped gain a decisive command of the South Pacific for America. Sadly, on that same day, the U.S.S Honolulu was struck by a torpedo from an enemy plane. For her service in World War II the U.S.S. Honolulu earned eight battle stars.

Size: 20.5 x 22 in.
Unframed.

Condition


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Charles J Lundgren (1911 - 1988) "U.S.S. Honolulu"

Estimate $250 - $500
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Sarasota, FL, USA
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