Naval supply officers in Washington, DC on 23 February 1945

U.S. Navy Official photograph, Gift of Charles Ives, from the Collection of The National World War II Museum

Naval supply officers in Washington, DC use models and diagrams to investigate stowage space aboard landing craft on 23 February 1945 "File Number: 119997. Feb. 23, 1945. Busanda' Marks 160th Anniversary of Supply Corps. Nerve center' of the Navy's Supply Corps, the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts in Washington, D.C. celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Corps on February 23, 1945--- by staying on the job. The activities pictured in this series are but a few of the Bureau's complex and integrated tasks. Breakdown ship models and miniature loading equipment that look like play-toys are used by these officers for a very serious and important business, quicker, more efficient usage of stowage space aboard landing craft. Lt. M. M. Smart, SC(S), USNR, Seattle, Wash. [Washington] (left) stresses a point, while Pay Clerk Howard Hutchinson, SC(S), USNR, Dayton, O.[Ohio], listens." 23 February 1945


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The Charles Ives Collection consists of 719 photographs from the Pacific Theater of WWII. Many of the photographs were taken between 1944 and 1945. Mr. Ives inherited the photographs from a friend from Marblehead, Massachusetts who served as an aviator in the Army Air Corps and discharged as a Major in 1945.
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Military officers--American--Washington, District of Columbia
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