|Caption||Four Essex-class carriers at anchor at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, about 1600 on 2 Dec 1944; L to R: Wasp, Yorktown, Hornet, Hancock; viewed from Ticonderoga with sight of her F6F-5 Hellcat fighters ww2dbase|
|Source||ww2dbaseUnited States Navy|
|Photos on Same Day||2 Dec 1944|
|Photos at Same Place||Ulithi, Caroline Islands|
|Added By||David Stubblebine|
|Added Date||20 Jul 2008|
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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"Since peace is now beyond hope, we can but fight to the end."
Chiang Kaishek, 31 Jul 1937
26 Jan 2009 11:29:50 PM
I think to keep such photo's in a collection is commendable, especially for those interested in the freedom of people and war for Mankinds' Freedom. Though war is not the preferred way, yet free men and woman continue to 'offer to pay the ultimate price' so that freedom of rights, liberty, religion are to be maintaned.
I'm a history buff, for the WWII Pacific Theatre Naval, where our father served. So I am always adding to my 'collection of Pictures' that 'tell a true story'.
These ships in Atolls, are peopled by (if one thinks about it)individuals now mostly passed away from those generations. The crews were called to muster from many parts of the USA in the 1940's and thrown together. Many were from different ethnic backgrounds, many of which knew little english. Thrown together during and afterwhich time all 'melded/melted' together and could then speak english as one might imagine, they needed to communicate during the conflict.
So I'd say that during this time in the worlds history, Divine Creator such as our Father-in-Heaven, preserved His will for mankinds freedom by having a country that 'saved the world--with help' and set a standard for sacrifice, so that one day, when peace for all 'finally comes' we need have such records of peace as reminders.
So thank you and keep saving these.