|Caption||Photo from an SBD Dauntless moments after taking off from the USS Lexington (Essex-class) for strikes against Saipan in the Mariana Islands, 13 Jun 1944 ww2dbase|
|Source||ww2dbaseUnited States Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation|
|Photos on Same Day||13 Jun 1944|
|Photos at Same Place||Pacific Ocean|
|Added By||David Stubblebine|
|Added Date||15 Jul 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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Famous WW2 Quote"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."
James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945
26 Mar 2016 02:17:08 AM
If the date of this photo is correct (June 13, 1944), and the photo depicts pre-invasion strikes, then the date of another photo showing landings must be incorrect:
Kindest regards to Peter Chen and colleagues.