USS Thetis Bay

Claudette Colbert at CVE-90 commissioning


When USS Thetis Bay CVE-90 was commissioned on April 21, 1944, actress Claudette Colbert was present at the ceremony on the ship's hanger deck. Dr. Joel Pressman, Ms. Colbert's husband, was a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy Medical Corps and assigned as the first medical officer of the Thetis Bay.

        Cutting the cake with Captain Wilcox            With husband, LCDR Joel Pressman,
                                                                                            Thetis Bay Medical Officer

               Arriving or departing                                                 In the audience


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