Later she saw much action, participating in the Battle of Midway, assaults on Tarawa and Saipan, and the initial landings on the Philippines. The Maryland was decommissioned in 1947 and sold for scrap in 1959. For more information contact Dick Beaman, 471 Vivienne Dr, Watsonville CA 95076; 831-722-4966.
The 26th annual reunion of the men who served aboard the Battleship USS Maryland (BB-46) is set for Denver, Colorado, September 1-5. Also invited are all US Navy “Battleship Sailors.” The Maryland sustained two bomb hits during the attack on Pearl Harbor, but still managed to return fire.