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This is a picture of Margaret "Peggy" Pence Howell, christening the USS Mississinewa on March 28, 1944.
(Note: she autographed the photograph for the crew in November 2009.)

The plaque given to Margaret after she christened the U.S.S. Mississinewa. (click on photos for larger views)
Photos courtesy of Ruth Howell, daughter of Margaret (Pence) Howell)

Plaque commemorating christening of USS Mississinewa AO-59   Detail of commissioning plaque   Detail of bottom of commissioning plaque


The following are photographs of the Shellback Ceremony taken aboard the USS Mississinewa and given to Margaret Pence by Captain Beck: