USA flags at 1944 USS Missouri: ship served WW II, 1950 Korean War, 1991 Desert Storm. Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii.
USA flags at 1944 USS Missouri: ship served WW II, 1950 Korean War, 1991 Desert Storm. Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii. Ordered in 1940 and active in June 1944, the USS Missouri ("Mighty Mo") was the last battleship commissioned by the United States. She is best remembered as the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II on September 2, 1945 in Tokyo Bay. In the Pacific Theater of World War II, she fought in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and shelled the Japanese home islands. She fought in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. Decommissioned in 1955 into the United States Navy reserve fleets (the "Mothball Fleet"), she was reactivated and modernized in 1984 and provided fire support during Operation Desert Storm in January-February 1991. The ship was decommissioned in March 1992. In 1998, she was donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association and became a museum at Pearl Harbor.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download