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USS Belleau Wood after fires were put out and damaged aircraft were jettisoned after being struck by a special attack aircraft earlier in the day, off the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944. Note hole in flight deckCaptain Dixie Kiefer, right, on the USS Ticonderoga’s bridge during an air attack off the Philippines during Ticonderoga’s first day of combat, 5 Nov 1944.
USS Belleau Wood after fires were put out and damaged aircraft were jettisoned after being struck by a special attack aircraft earlier in the day, off the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944. Note hole in flight deckCaptain Dixie Kiefer, right, on the USS Ticonderoga’s bridge during an air attack off the Philippines during Ticonderoga’s first day of combat, 5 Nov 1944.
American ships anchored off Leyte, Philippine Islands, late 1944American soldiers fighting in the jungles of Leyte, Philippine Islands, late 1944
American ships anchored off Leyte, Philippine Islands, late 1944American soldiers fighting in the jungles of Leyte, Philippine Islands, late 1944
F4U-1 Corsair of Marine Squadron VMF-114 set for take-off from Peleliu, late 1944. Note C-46 Commando.General Douglas MacArthur in a Ford GPW Jeep at US 43rd Division Command Post area, Philippine Islands, 1944
F4U-1 Corsair of Marine Squadron VMF-114 set for take-off from Peleliu, late 1944. Note C-46 Commando.General Douglas MacArthur in a Ford GPW Jeep at US 43rd Division Command Post area, Philippine Islands, 1944
Men built sandbag piers at a Leyte beach while two US Coast Guard-manned LSTs opened their cargo bay doors, circa late 1944Photo through the cloud cover taken from aircraft from Bombing Squadron VB-14 from the USS Wasp (Essex-class) showing the discovery of a Japanese warship underway, 1944
Men built sandbag piers at a Leyte beach while two US Coast Guard-manned LSTs opened their cargo bay doors, circa late 1944Photo through the cloud cover taken from aircraft from Bombing Squadron VB-14 from the USS Wasp (Essex-class) showing the discovery of a Japanese warship underway, 1944
Cruiser USS Houston moored alongside repair ship USS Hector in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 1 Nov 1944. Houston was getting repairs after two torpedo hits on 14 and 16 Oct 1944 off Formosa (Taiwan).A Japanese special attack A6M aircraft crashing close aboard the starboard side of the carrier Ticonderoga off the Philippines, 5 Nov 1944. Photo 1 of 3.
Cruiser USS Houston moored alongside repair ship USS Hector in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 1 Nov 1944. Houston was getting repairs after two torpedo hits on 14 and 16 Oct 1944 off Formosa (Taiwan).A Japanese special attack A6M aircraft crashing close aboard the starboard side of the carrier Ticonderoga off the Philippines, 5 Nov 1944. Photo 1 of 3.
A Japanese special attack A6M aircraft crashing close aboard the starboard side of the carrier Ticonderoga off the Philippines, 5 Nov 1944. Photo 2 of 3.F6F Hellcat aircraft preparing for takeoff from Ticonderoga for strikes in Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 5 or 6 Nov 1944; note two leading planes were F6F-5N nightfighters with wing-mounted radar
A Japanese special attack A6M aircraft crashing close aboard the starboard side of the carrier Ticonderoga off the Philippines, 5 Nov 1944. Photo 2 of 3.F6F Hellcat aircraft preparing for takeoff from Ticonderoga for strikes in Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 5 or 6 Nov 1944; note two leading planes were F6F-5N nightfighters with wing-mounted radar
Strike photo of Manila Bay 5 Nov 1944 showing thick pall of smoke. Taken from aircraft from Bombing Squadron 80 flying from the USS Ticonderoga.Commander Air Group 80, Commander Albert O. Vorse, discussing the results of the 6 Nov 1944 raid on Manila with Rear Admiral Arthur W. Radford, right, aboard the USS Ticonderoga.
Strike photo of Manila Bay 5 Nov 1944 showing thick pall of smoke. Taken from aircraft from Bombing Squadron 80 flying from the USS Ticonderoga.Commander Air Group 80, Commander Albert O. Vorse, discussing the results of the 6 Nov 1944 raid on Manila with Rear Admiral Arthur W. Radford, right, aboard the USS Ticonderoga.
US Navy pilot Ensign C. V. 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.
US Navy pilot Ensign C. V. 'Vern' Higman landing on Ticonderoga after a raid on Ormoc Bay, Philippine Islands, 11 Nov 1944; note AA damage on TBM-3 Avenger aircraft 'Round Trip Ticket'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.
Strike photo of the Manila docks at the height of the attack, 14 Nov 1944, Manila, Luzon, Philippines. Photo taken by aircraft from USS Essex.A Japanese D4Y Suisei fighter splashing into the sea after being shot down during an attack on the American fleet as seen from USS Essex, 25 Nov 1944. Note battleship USS South Dakota and US fighter in level flight
Strike photo of the Manila docks at the height of the attack, 14 Nov 1944, Manila, Luzon, Philippines. Photo taken by aircraft from USS Essex.A Japanese D4Y Suisei fighter splashing into the sea after being shot down during an attack on the American fleet as seen from USS Essex, 25 Nov 1944. Note battleship USS South Dakota and US fighter in level flight
A special attack aircraft exploded after hitting Intrepid, off Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944A special attack aircraft exploding on the flight deck of USS Intrepid as seen from the catwalks, off the Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944
A special attack aircraft exploded after hitting Intrepid, off Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944A special attack aircraft exploding on the flight deck of USS Intrepid as seen from the catwalks, off the Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944

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