Submariners band at shipyards First-Aid and Safety Building
A close-up view of several "Submariners" band members playing their instruments during a 1942 ceremony marking the presentation of an American flag for display at the First-Aid and Safety Building at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company. Standing behind the band, in front of three large safety posters that are mounted in the building's windows, are members of the medical staff and other shipyard employees. The tall man in the light jacket, standing second from the right under the Uncle Sam poster, is Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company Safety Director Harry Berns, who also served as the artist and photographer for the company newsletter "The Keel Block." The flag was donated by company employees who were working on the submarine "Puffer," then under construction. The "Submariners" band, comprised of shipyard workers, played at numerous rallies and other special events such as this in Manitowoc, as well as at every submarine launching. Another view of this event is available as image #300156 titled "Submariners band at flag ceremony."