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USS Philadelphia - CL-41
News Article - November 7, 1944

While bigger and more detailed reports of the Philadelphia's return were published in the Philadelphia newspapers,
the event was even noted in the New England press.

In the summer of 1945 the Philadelphia escorted the cruiser Augusta with President Truman aboard to the Potsdam Conference. On the return trip on August 6th, just a few hundred miles out of Norfolk, the President made his historic address to the American people reporting the atomic bomb strike on Hiroshima, Japan.