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Paul S. LaFollette

I've been going through my dad's papers and photos.  His name was Paul S. LaFollette, and he was the ship's physician on the Collett from the time it was commissioned through the end of the war.  He was an enthusiastic photographer and left some photos of the ship and his colleagues.  I am attaching some of them, and also some other documents in hopes that they may be of use or interest to you.  Sadly, he did not leave much documentation about when or where his photos were taken, nor the names of the subjects, so I cannot share many other details with you.

My mother's invitation to the commissioning ceremony.

Front cover of the Commissioning Program.

Inside of the Commissioning Program.

Back of the Commissioning Program.

Several unknown people.

Unknown carrier photographed from Collett.

Another picture of the unknown carrier.

DD 730

And another.

Colleague of my father.

Colleagues of my father.

Colleague of my father.

Colleague of my father.

Colleague of my father.

Colleagues of my father.

My dad getting a haircut.

of the Program for the first anniversary of the Collett's commissioning.

Inside of the program, page 1.

Inside of the program, page 2.

"Birthday Greetings" part of first anniversary celebration.

"Birthday Greetings" part 2.

Homeward Bound

Description of activities after the end of hostilities August 1945

Description of activities after the end of hostilities August 1945

Description of activities  after the end of hostilities Auust 1945

From Admiral Halsey to USS Collett