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|27k||Braxton (APA-138) at anchor , 18 December 1944, off San Pedro, CA., ten days prior to acquisition by the US Navy.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-293951.
|90k||USS Braxton (APA-138) at anchor, date and location unknown.||Russ Padden|
|48k||USS Braxton (APA-138) moored pierside, date and location unknown.||Russ Padden|
|275k||USS Braxton (APA-138) fire in Hold No.4, five miles off Oceanside, CA., probably in early 1945 during a training exercise. Note Executive Officer in his dress khaki uniform.||Douglas Gritzinger for his father Donald Gritzinger USS Braxton|
|257k||USS Braxton (APA-138) CDR. Earl W. Glines and Mrs. Glines dining aboard ship, 1945.||Douglas Gritzinger for his father Donald Gritzinger USS Braxton|
|127k||USS Braxton (APA-138) mascot "Blackie", renamed "Truman" after FDR died.||Douglas Gritzinger for his father Donald Gritzinger USS Braxton|
|86k||USS Braxton (APA-138) passengers, including the ships' first group of WAVES for transit from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor, 1945.||Douglas Gritzinger for his father Donald Gritzinger USS Braxton|
|110k||USS Braxton (APA-138) WAVE and other passengers put on a show during voyage from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor, 1945.||Douglas Gritzinger for his father Donald Gritzinger USS Braxton|
|301k||Japanese Harbor Pilot LT. Tamaki coming on board USS Braxton 29 August 1945, having transfered via bosun-s chair from USS Heywood L. Edwards (DD-663) in Sagami Wan, Honshu, to pilot Braxton into Yokosuka harbor on 30 August 1945.||Robert Hurst|
|26k||CDR. Earl W. Glines USS Braxton (APA-138) Commanding Officer, listens as LT. Tamaki points out the way through Yokosuka
harbor, 30 August 1945. USS Braxton was the first transport to enter Yokosuka harbor.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-338912
Douglas Gritzinger for his father Donald Gritzinger USS Braxton
|68k||Marines from USS Braxton (APA-138) landing on the beach at Yokosuka, 30 August 1945.||Douglas Gritzinger for his father Donald Gritzinger USS Braxton|
|245k||USS Braxton (APA-138) at anchor off Nagasaki, Japan, 23 October 1945, while landing occupation troops in that port.
Caption on photo probably mislabeled as Braxton landed first troops at Nagaski 30 August 1945. This was the ships third trip to Japan to land occupation forces.
|Kelland Bailey for his grandfather Gerald "Spider" Smalley USS Braxton|
|258k||USS Braxton (APA-138) at anchor with with self-propelled covered lighter YF-883 alongside, circa 1945-46, possibly San Diego or San Pedro CA.||Brian Miller|
|240k||At San Pedro, 9 April 1946, USS LCI(L)-1017 came alongside USS Braxton (APA-138) and transferred 8 German officers, 154 enlisted men, and 2 prisoners, the remaining crewmen of the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen (IX-300), a war prize that had been brought to the United States from the Baltic. Braxton sailed that day for Staten Island New York where she arrived on 23 April to embark 1,492 U.S. Army enlisted men and, with the 164 former Prinz Eugen crewmen still on board, sailed for Germany on 3 May 1946, reaching Bremerhaven on the morning of 10 May 1946.||Douglas Gritzinger for his father Donald Gritzinger USS Braxton|
|01||CDR. Bray, William Allen, USNR||29 December 1944 - 15 February 1945|
|02||CDR. Glines, Earl William, USNR||25 February 1945 - 27 June 1946|
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