Dear Ms. Brand,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the World War II War Diaries, Other Operational Records and Histories, ca. 1/1/1942 - ca. 6/1/1946 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) which contains war diaries and reports concerning the USS Nevada’s activities during World War II. These records have been digitized and can be viewed online using the Catalog. Please note that the Catalog does not always list files in chronological order. Entries for 18 June 1945 may be located on USS NEVADA - War Diary, 6/1-23/45, beginning on Image 11. Descriptions of the bombardment of Emidj Island begin on Image 12.
We also located Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships and Stations, 1941 - 1983 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that include the deck log of the USS Nevada (BB-36) for June 1945. We also located World War II Action and Operational Reports in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) that may include reports submitted by the USS Nevada. These records are not available online For more information, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
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Finally, the unofficial website NavSource has a page on the USS Nevada.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Thank you so much. This is extremely helpful!