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Artifact Gallery:

Battleship USS Iowa Museum Los Angeles collects relevant artifacts to help tell the story of the ship and the Surface Navy to a broad audience.  Below you will find some of our accessioned artifacts in our collection.  Not all items are on display and are monitored according to our collections management policy.

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2G IOWA's Vought OS2U Kingfisher float planes

OS2U Vought Kingfisher float planes were on board IOWA from Feb 1943 through Mar 1945 - BuAer 238863.
OS2U Vought Kingfisher float planes were on board IOWA from Feb 1943 through Mar 1945 - BuAer 238863.
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IOWA's CO Capt McCrea & officers on the stern next to a Kingfisher float plane on a dolly. cMay 1943 - 80-G-K-6118
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IOWA's crew salutes colors. Aft is 2 Kingfishers on their catapults & 1 on its dolly. May 13, 1943 - BuAer 238844.
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A Kingfisher being prepared to be placed on the ocean for an taxi and lift off. June 10, 1944 - BuAer 253591.
A Kingfisher being prepared to be placed on the ocean for an taxi and lift off. June 10, 1944 - BuAer 253591.
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IOWA's "eyes in the sky" Kingfisher float plane is launched off its catapult. October 26, 1944 - BuAer 46437.
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