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Today in World War II History—Jan. 29, 1944

Battleship USS Missouri firing a salvo, Aug 1944 (US National Archives)

Battleship USS Missouri firing a salvo, Aug 1944 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 29, 1944: USS Missouri is launched at New York Navy Yard, the US Navy’s last battleship, christened by Margaret Truman, daughter of Sen. Harry Truman (currently a museum ship at Pearl Harbor, HI).

Guns of the battleship USS Missouri keeping watch over the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, HI, November 2016 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Guns of the battleship USS Missouri keeping watch over the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, HI, November 2016 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)