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USS California BB 44 WWII CRUISE BOOK on Photo CD RARE

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USS California BB 44

World War II Cruise Book

Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay

Bring the Cruise Book to Life with this Multimedia Presentation

This CD will Exceed your Expectations

A great part of Naval history.

You would be purchasing an exact copy of the USS California cruise book during World War II. Each page has been placed on a CD for years of enjoyable computer viewing. The CD comes in a plastic sleeve with a custom label. Every page has been enhanced and is readable. Rare cruise books like this sell for a hundred dollars or more when buying the actual hard copy if you can find one for sale.

This would make a great gift for yourself or someone you know who may have served aboard her. Usually only ONE person in the family has the original book. The CD makes it possible for other family members to have a copy also. You will not be disappointed we guarantee it.

Some of the contents in the CD:

  • Cruise Course Map
  • Detailed Cruise Description
  • Underway
  • Saipan
  • Guam - Tinian
  • From Pollywogs to Shellback's
  • Assault on the Philippines
  • Battle of Surigao Strait
  • Christmas in Palaus
  • Lingayen
  • Home on Leave
  • Back to the Wars
  • Victory
  • Mission Accomplished
  • The Ship (14 images)
  • The Ships Gun's (16 images)
  • The Ship at Work (35 images)
  • The Ship Relaxes (35 images)
  • The Ship in Action (33 images)
  • The Ship on Formal occasions (14 images)
  • The Pay Off...Japan (14 images)
  • The Ships Officers and Crew (40 images)

Over 202 high quality images and the California's WWII activity. Plus the detailed story told on 41 pages.

Once you view this CD you will know what life was like on this Battleship during World War II.

Additional Bonus:

  • Several Additional Images of the USS California during the World War II era (National Archives)
  • 22 Minute Audio "American Radio Mobilizes the Homefront" WWII (National Archives)
  • 22 Minute Audio "Allied Turncoats Broadcast for the Axis Powers" WWII (National Archives)
  • 20 Minute Audio of a "1967 Equator Crossing" (Not this ship but the Ceremony is Traditional)
  • 6 Minute Audio of "Sounds of Boot Camp" in the late 50's early 60's
  • Other Interesting Items Include:
    • The Oath of Enlistment
    • The Sailors Creed
    • Core Values of the United States Navy
    • Military Code of Conduct
    • Navy Terminology Origins (8 Pages)
    • Examples: Scuttlebutt, Chewing the Fat, Devil to Pay,
    • Hunky-Dory and many more.
  • 25 Hi Res Images of the "World War Two Memorial" in Washington DC

Why a CD instead of a hard copy book?

  • The pictures will not be degraded over time.
  • Self contained CD no software to load.
  • Thumbnails, table of contents and index for easy viewing reference.
  • View as a digital flip book or watch a slide show. (You set the timing options)
  • Back ground patriotic music and Navy sounds can be turned on or off.
  • Viewing options are described in the help section.
  • Bookmark your favorite pages.
  • The quality on your screen may be better than a hard copy with the ability to magnify any page.
  • Full page viewing slide show that you control with arrow keys or mouse.
  • Designed to work on a Microsoft platform. (Not Apple or Mac) Will work with Windows 98 or above.

Personal Comment from "Navyboy63"

The cruise book CD is a great inexpensive way of preserving historical family heritage for yourself, children or grand children especially if you or a loved one has served aboard the ship. It is a way to get connected with the past especially if you no longer have the human connection.

If your loved one is still with us, they might consider this to be a priceless gift. Statistics show that only 25-35% of sailors purchased their own cruise book. Many probably wished they would have. It's a nice way to show them that you care about their past and appreciate the sacrifice they and many others made for you and the FREEDOM of our country. Would also be great for school research projects or just self interest in World War II documentation.

We never knew what life was like for a sailor in World War II until we started taking an interest in these great books. We found pictures which we never knew existed of a relative who served on the USS Essex CV 9 during World War II. He passed away at a very young age and we never got a chance to hear many of his stories. Somehow by viewing his cruise book which we never saw until recently has reconnected the family with his legacy and Naval heritage. Even if we did not find the pictures in the cruise book it was a great way to see what life was like for him. We now consider these to be family treasures. His children, grand children and great grand children can always be connected to him in some small way which they can be proud of. This is what motivates and drives us to do the research and development of these great cruise books. I hope you can experience the same thing for your family.

If you have any questions please send us an E-mail prior to purchasing.

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  1. I found my Dad in the many pictures of the USS California BB-44 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jul 2020

    My Dad was in Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941. He was in the Servpac pool of sailors waiting to be assigned to a ship. After Pearl Harbor he was assigned to the USS California for the Repair work and overhaul in Bremerton, Washington. His Pacific duty on the USS California was after the repair work. He made RMC (Chief Radioman) (Roy Wilbur Kimbrel) while on the ship. I found him on page 233, front row on the far left. His only comment on the war was he hated the Japanese Kamikaze attacks on the ship and fleet. It was nice to see him in the pic. He was a very quiet man and kept things to himself. Thanks, Tom Kimbrel

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