The World War II Photo of the Week
for 1 May 2000
|The Mighty Mo and Mount Fuji
Close-up of the bow of the U.S.S. Missouri (BB-63), with Mount Fujiyama framed by her stem
and anchor chain, in Sagami Wan or Tokyo Bay, Japan, circa 30 August 1945.
This photograph was released for publication on 5 September 1945. Note The "Mighty Mo's" port anchor, paravane and anchor chains, and
jack flying above her bow. British and U.S. battleships and cruisers are in the background. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of
the National Archives (Photo No. 80-G-700862).