This is a series of pictures taken while Mrs. Thomas made trips to Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam. She started in December of 1966 and ended in March of 1967. She takes pictures with soldiers and with Japanese men and women.
A newspaper article by Lera Thomas traveling to the Far East to visit Japan, Korea, Thailand, and South Vietnam. She met with frontline troops and villagers in South Vietnam and examined the economic aid programs sent to SEATO.
Submarines; Launchings; World War II; Events; Naval yards & naval stations;
A series of pictures of Lera Thomas at the launching of the U.S.S. Shark, a Balao-class diesel-electric submarine. Mrs. Thomas acted as the sponsor to the launching by breaking a bottle of champagne over the bow. The Shark launched October 17, 1943...