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Luncheon celebrating the launching of the S.S. Ernie Pyle, sponsored by Babette Johnson

People attend a luncheon (at Columbia house?) to celebrate the launch of the S.S. Ernie Pyle, from Kaiser Company shipyard, Vancouver. The ship sponsor, Babette Johnson, niece of Ernie Pyle, attended. Behind the upper table is a background showing soldiers holding up an American flag. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, June 26, 1945 (negative 7 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching of the S.S. Ernie Pyle, sponsored by Babette Johnson

Babette Johnson breaks a bottle on the hull of the S.S. Ernie Pyle, on the occasion of its launch from Kaiser Company shipyard, Vancouver. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, June 26, 1945 (negative 11 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching of the S.S. Ernie Pyle, sponsored by Babette Johnson

The S.S. Ernie Pyle sliding down a ways into the Columbia River, at the Kaiser Vancouver shipyard. Shipyard workers stand among wooden scaffolding while watching the ship. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, June 26, 1945 (negative 2 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Mold loft at Kaiser Company, Vancouver

People working in a mold loft at Kaiser Company, Vancouver, using C-4 templates. The men are kneeling on the ground and looking at wooden templates placed on the ground. (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Myrtle Croner and Mrs. Carl Ernest at Kaiser Company, Vancouver

Myrtle Croner (left) and Mrs. Carl Ernest (right), wearing work wear, stand in front of an industrial area at Kaiser Company, Vancouver. Two cropped photographs were published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, May 28, 1944 (negative 6 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Cable pullers at Kaiser Company, Vancouver

Workers at Kaiser Company, Vancouver, pull a large cable from a wooden spool. Painted on the side of the spool is “General Cable.” From left to right: Wed Waldron, assistant superintendent of marine electricians, and cable crew members John Nimmo and Arthur Johnson. The Kaiser cable crew set a world record on December 30, 1943, for pulling 81,948 feet of cable. This photograph was published on page 1D of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, January 16, 1944 (negative 2 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Women working in warehouse at Kaiser Company, Vancouver

Marcella Hays and Wilma Burrows work next to a wall lined with cans at a warehouse at Kaiser Company, Vancouver. One woman is standing on the edge of a shelf, holding a can with one arm with another stands below holding the same can. A cart with cans of enamel and industrial finishes is next to the shelf. This photograph was published in page 1C of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, November 7, 1943 (negative 1 of 1).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Train conductor at Kaiser Shipyard, Vancouver

A train driver, in stripped overalls and hat, leans out the window of a train at Kaiser Shipyard in Vancouver (negative 6 of 14). Original sleeve title: War industry workers - University war worker apartments; trailer camp; Kaiser Co., Vancouver.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Hudson House fire at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard

People spraying water on a fire at the Hudson House dormitories at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard. They’re holding a hose and spraying upward towards an electrical line. A brick chimney can be seen in the flames (negative 7 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Hudson House fire at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard

A “Men’s Dormitory” sign in front of smoke and flames, during a fire at Hudson House dormitory at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard. Flames and smoke leap into the air, and a brick fireplace can be seen in the wreckage (negative 10 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Hudson House fire at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard

People and cars in a parking lot at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard, with a visible fire at the Hudson House dormitory for workers. Smoke is rising from the fire, and people are gathered in groups watching (negative 1 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

War industry workers at Vancouver Kaiser shipyard

Three workers at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard, kneeling next to a cement block. Written on the block is “Here Lies Hitler” with an arrow pointing downward. Metal scaffolding can be seen in the background (negative 3 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

War industry workers at Vancouver Kaiser shipyard

Three workers at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard, standing on the edge of a metal ledge. One man is standing below the other two, wearing a hard hat and holding a lever. A metal beam is behind him. Wooden scaffolding can be seen in the background (negative 1 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Northern Permanente Foundation hospital at Vancouver shipyard

People working in a kitchen at the Northern Permanente Foundation hospital at the Kaiser Vancouver shipyard. Stacks of dishes and trays can be seen on the counter surfaces, while the men stand next to a stove with several large pots (negative 6 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Hudson House, dormitory for men at Kaiser Vancouver shipyard

A table with lunch boxes at the Hudson House dormitory at Kaiser Vancouver shipyards. A woman is leaning over the counter while a man holds a small piece of paper and looks downward at the boxes. A “Hudson House Rates” sign can be seen on the wall (negative 5 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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