Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Daily Appointments
of Harry S. Truman

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This Presidential Appointments Calendar is based upon the records contained in the
Matthew J. Connelly Files


Saturday, February 28, 1948
   
    [Log of President Truman's Trip: Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Key West, Florida]
    The President arose at 7:15 a.m. and breakfasted.
At 9:00 a.m. Mr. Neal Helm arrived. Read Admiral
Robbins called at 9:45 a.m. and paid his respects
to the President.

At 10:00 a.m. the President, accompanied by
Captain Robert L. Dennison,
departed the Little White House and
walked to Pier Number 5, where he was received by
Captains Adel and Daspit, who escorted him aboard
the submarine "Requin" 481 for an inspection tour.
Still and newsreel pictures were taken of the
President upon his arrival at the pier, boarding
the submarine, etc. The President completed his
tour at 10:30 a.m., following which he proceeded
afoot to the beach. While en route the President
shook hands with some small children, and posed
with them for pictures.

On arrival at the beach the President was joined
by Secretary Matthew Connelly, Neal Helm, Stanley Woodward
and Eben Ayers. From 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon,
the President and party indulged in sunbathing, but
no swimming. They departed the beach at 12:05 p.m.
and motored to the Little White House, the
President driving. Luncheon was served at 1:00
p.m. The remainder of the day was spent in general
relaxation.

Truman Photographs for February 28, 1948
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Crew of the submarine USS Requin moored at the Naval Submarine Base, Key West, Florida



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