- 1942-12-30 - 1943-01-08
Photograph showing Melva Lillian Cole standing on a train car and leaning down to kiss and unidentified man. Cole, of Fargo, North Dakota, visited Portland from December 12, 1942 to January 8, 1943. Cole came to Portland to christen a ship, PC 816, a submarine chaser known as Hell Hornet, at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. Her husband, Navy serviceman Wilson Burnett Cole, was killed in a German submarine attack off Cape Hatteras in 1942. Image note: The number 33 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / Hell Hornet / 1/8/43” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0434, 375A0435, 375A0436, 375A0437, 375A0439, 375A0440, 375A0441, 375A0442, 375A0443, 375A0444, 375A0445, 375A0446, 375A0447, 375A0448, 375A0449, 375A0450, and 375A0451.