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A burial party assembled on IntrepidA burial party assembled on Intrepid
A burial party assembled on Intrepid's hangar deck in the Philippine Sea the day following the special attack of 25 Nov 1944, photo 2 of 5A burial party assembled on Intrepid's hangar deck in the Philippine Sea the day following the special attack of 25 Nov 1944, photo 3 of 5
A burial party assembled on IntrepidA burial party assembled on Intrepid
A burial party assembled on Intrepid's hangar deck in the Philippine Sea the day following the special attack of 25 Nov 1944, photo 4 of 5A burial party assembled on Intrepid's hangar deck in the Philippine Sea the day following the special attack of 25 Nov 1944, photo 5 of 5
Crewmen of USS St. Louis fighting fires in the hangar, after the ship was struck by a special attack airccraft off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 27 Nov 1944; note wrecked SOC aircraft in backgroundCruiser USS St. Louis in Leyte Gulf, Philippines immediately after being struck by an Aichi D3A “Val” dive bomber, 27 Nov 1944.
Crewmen of USS St. Louis fighting fires in the hangar, after the ship was struck by a special attack airccraft off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 27 Nov 1944; note wrecked SOC aircraft in backgroundCruiser USS St. Louis in Leyte Gulf, Philippines immediately after being struck by an Aichi D3A “Val” dive bomber, 27 Nov 1944.
TBM-1C Avengers, F6F Hellcats, and SB2C Helldivers of Navy Carrier Air Group 18 from USS Intrepid at Peleliu, Nov 27, 1944.Admiral William Halsey at his desk aboard his flagship, USS New Jersey, on his way to operations against the Philippines, Dec 1944
TBM-1C Avengers, F6F Hellcats, and SB2C Helldivers of Navy Carrier Air Group 18 from USS Intrepid at Peleliu, Nov 27, 1944.Admiral William Halsey at his desk aboard his flagship, USS New Jersey, on his way to operations against the Philippines, Dec 1944
Fantail of the carrier USS Hancock in the western Pacific, Dec 1944. Note SB2C Helldiver on the after flight deck and the aircraft’s horseshoe tail geometric identifying it as from Bombing Squadron 7 from the HancockPT-196, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 12 (MTBRon 12) astern of PT Boat tender USS Wachapreague, Philippines, late 1944. Note the name “Purple Shaft” just below the windscreen.
Fantail of the carrier USS Hancock in the western Pacific, Dec 1944. Note SB2C Helldiver on the after flight deck and the aircraft’s horseshoe tail geometric identifying it as from Bombing Squadron 7 from the HancockPT-196, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 12 (MTBRon 12) astern of PT Boat tender USS Wachapreague, Philippines, late 1944. Note the name “Purple Shaft” just below the windscreen.
USAAF base on the beach about 20 miles south of Tacloban, Leyte, Philippine Islands, Nov-Dec 1944USS Vincennes (Cleveland-class) underway with the Third Fleet during operations against the Philippines, Dec 1944. Carrier USS Hancock is at left.
USAAF base on the beach about 20 miles south of Tacloban, Leyte, Philippine Islands, Nov-Dec 1944USS Vincennes (Cleveland-class) underway with the Third Fleet during operations against the Philippines, Dec 1944. Carrier USS Hancock is at left.
A Mahan-class destroyer, possibly Drayton or Lamson, bombarding the objective area during landings on the shores of Ormoc Bay, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 7 Dec 1944APD Ward burning in Ormoc Bay, Leyte, Philippine Islands, after being struck by special attack aircraft, 7 Dec 1944; the firefighting ship was destroyer O
A Mahan-class destroyer, possibly Drayton or Lamson, bombarding the objective area during landings on the shores of Ormoc Bay, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 7 Dec 1944APD Ward burning in Ormoc Bay, Leyte, Philippine Islands, after being struck by special attack aircraft, 7 Dec 1944; the firefighting ship was destroyer O'Brien, and photo was taken from APD Crosby
USS Ward on fire and sinking after being struck by a Japanese special attack aircraft in Ormoc Bay, Philippines, 7 Dec 1944, three years to the day after she fired the first US shot of the Pacific War.Destroyed Japanese Navy landing ship No. 159 in Ormoc Bay, Philippine Islands, 12 Dec 1944
USS Ward on fire and sinking after being struck by a Japanese special attack aircraft in Ormoc Bay, Philippines, 7 Dec 1944, three years to the day after she fired the first US shot of the Pacific War.Destroyed Japanese Navy landing ship No. 159 in Ormoc Bay, Philippine Islands, 12 Dec 1944
Fully loaded DUKW coming ashore in the Philippine Islands, circa 1944Annex C of the interrogation of Mitsuo Fuchida, 10 Oct 1945; Japanese command organization of the Philippine Islands area
Fully loaded DUKW coming ashore in the Philippine Islands, circa 1944Annex C of the interrogation of Mitsuo Fuchida, 10 Oct 1945; Japanese command organization of the Philippine Islands area

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