USS Mississinewa AO-59

Ship Christening Bottle/Memorial Plaque Found

Left: Margaret Pence, now known as “Peggy” Howell, christening the USS Mississinewa on March 28, 1944.  Click on Margaret’s photo to see the autographed picture of her christening the ship, and the photos she shared with us given to her by Captain Beck in 1945. The photos were taken at the Shellback Ceremony held aboard the USS Mississinewa in 1944.  Also… read the latest Scuttlebutt Newsletter.  I wrote about my meeting with Margaret, her two daughters and son-in-law. Wonderful people!
– Ron Fulleman

Right: photo of the bottle used in christening the Mississinewa in 1944. The photo shows the plaque presented to Margaret for her role in christening the Mississinewa. Photo taken 6 August 2017, courtesy of Margaret’s daughter, Ruth Howell, who found the plaque amongst her mother’s things.

Peggy’s steadfast bond with the Mississinewa will always be remembered!

 

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