USS Missouri

The Enduring Legacy of a Battleship

Ingo Bauernfeind

Date Published :
April 2022
Publisher :
Bauernfeind Press
Illustration :
300 images
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This lavishly illustrated and very personal book covers the history of the battleship USS Missouri from her launch to the day when she was decommissioned as the world’s last battleship in 1992. Learn about the ship’s enduring legacy, her three wars, her role in the Japanese surrender ending World War II firsthand as told by her last captain, former crew member, historians, enemies, and people who have a personal connection to the Mighty Mo. Moreover, this book provides a guided tour of Missouri’s weapons systems and technology.

Learn about the tribute given by presidents and foreign dignitaries in order to understand Missouri’s role in history. This unique book includes a download/QR-code activated video including the Japanese surrender on board the Missouri as well as oral histories.

About The Author

Ingo Bauernfeind studied military and naval history, visual communication, and documentary film at Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu. In Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Ingo initiated and completed various museum projects in cooperation with the USS Arizona Memorial’s historian, Mr. Daniel A. Martinez, as well as the USS Missouri and the U.S. Navy. Over the years, Ingo has completed 30 books about naval, military, and aviation history and either directed or co-produced award-winning documentaries in cooperation with German and American TV networks. This includes various films about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (First Shot & Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor) and the Pacific War. In addition, Ingo has been producing interactive museum guides for history and naval museums in Pearl Harbor and in Germany.

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