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Bomb bay camera in a TBF-1 Avenger from USS Essex captures the moment of bomb release over the Pasig River in downtown Manila, Luzon, Philippines, 14 Nov 1944. Attack was on the dock area 2,000 yards further ahead.

Caption   Bomb bay camera in a TBF-1 Avenger from USS Essex captures the moment of bomb release over the Pasig River in downtown Manila, Luzon, Philippines, 14 Nov 1944. Attack was on the dock area 2,000 yards further ahead. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation
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Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 14 Nov 1944
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 23 Jun 2014

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Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".



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WW2-Era Place Name Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Lat/Long 14.5890, 120.9883
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