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TBM Avenger from carrier Langley raided Iwo Jima in support of the operations in the Marianas Islands, 15 Jun 1944Two US Marines crawling into position on a Saipan, Mariana Islands beach after their landing craft was hit by Japanese mortar, 15 Jun 1944; note LVT(A)-4 Water Buffalo in background
TBM Avenger from carrier Langley raided Iwo Jima in support of the operations in the Marianas Islands, 15 Jun 1944Two US Marines crawling into position on a Saipan, Mariana Islands beach after their landing craft was hit by Japanese mortar, 15 Jun 1944; note LVT(A)-4 Water Buffalo in background
US Marines digging foxholes, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944US Marines landing on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944
US Marines digging foxholes, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944US Marines landing on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944
US Marines on a beach on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944African-American US Marines awaiting orders shortly after landing on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 16 Jun 1944
US Marines on a beach on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944African-American US Marines awaiting orders shortly after landing on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 16 Jun 1944
An F6F-3 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron 1, the “High Hatters,” sustains a catastrophic failure while landing aboard the carrier USS Yorktown (Essex-class) north of the Marianas, 16 Jun 1944.Japanese aircraft exploding near the stern of USS Corregidor, off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 17 Jun 1944; seen from the flight deck of USS Coral Sea
An F6F-3 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron 1, the “High Hatters,” sustains a catastrophic failure while landing aboard the carrier USS Yorktown (Essex-class) north of the Marianas, 16 Jun 1944.Japanese aircraft exploding near the stern of USS Corregidor, off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 17 Jun 1944; seen from the flight deck of USS Coral Sea
USS Corregidor firing on Japanese aircraft off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 17 Jun 1944; seen from the flight deck of USS Coral SeaVice Admiral Richmond Turner aboard USS Rocky Mount off Saipan, Mariana Islands,  17 Jun 1944
USS Corregidor firing on Japanese aircraft off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 17 Jun 1944; seen from the flight deck of USS Coral SeaVice Admiral Richmond Turner aboard USS Rocky Mount off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 17 Jun 1944
FM-2 fighter being launched from USS Coral Sea during combat off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 18 Jun 1944; note USS Corregidor in backgroundAircraft trails above Task Force 58 during the Battle of the Philippine Sea, 19 Jun 1944; photographed aboard light cruiser Birmingham
FM-2 fighter being launched from USS Coral Sea during combat off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 18 Jun 1944; note USS Corregidor in backgroundAircraft trails above Task Force 58 during the Battle of the Philippine Sea, 19 Jun 1944; photographed aboard light cruiser Birmingham
An elated fighter pilot, Alexander Vraciu, showing how many enemy planes he just shot down, his share in the Marianas Turkey Shoot. Fighting Squadron VF-16 aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class), 19 Jun 1944Carrier USS Bunker Hill taking a near miss from a Japanese dive bomber close aboard the starboard quarter, 19 Jun 1944 off Guam, Mariana Islands. The ship was not damaged. Photo 1 of 2
An elated fighter pilot, Alexander Vraciu, showing how many enemy planes he just shot down, his share in the Marianas Turkey Shoot. Fighting Squadron VF-16 aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class), 19 Jun 1944Carrier USS Bunker Hill taking a near miss from a Japanese dive bomber close aboard the starboard quarter, 19 Jun 1944 off Guam, Mariana Islands. The ship was not damaged. Photo 1 of 2
Carrier USS Bunker Hill taking a near miss from a Japanese dive bomber close aboard the starboard quarter, 19 Jun 1944 off Guam, Mariana Islands. The ship was not damaged. Photo 2 of 2US Navy Chaplain W. M. Dunn conducting funeral service of Lieutenant (jg) Eugene Bradshaw aboard USS Coral Sea in the Pacific Ocean during the Mariana Islands campaign, 19 Jun 1944
Carrier USS Bunker Hill taking a near miss from a Japanese dive bomber close aboard the starboard quarter, 19 Jun 1944 off Guam, Mariana Islands. The ship was not damaged. Photo 2 of 2US Navy Chaplain W. M. Dunn conducting funeral service of Lieutenant (jg) Eugene Bradshaw aboard USS Coral Sea in the Pacific Ocean during the Mariana Islands campaign, 19 Jun 1944
USS Bunker Hill nearly hit by a Japanese bomb during Battle of the Philippine Sea, 19 Jun 1944African-American men of the US Marine Corps Third Ammunitions Company at Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944; Pfc Boykin on bicycle; Pfcs Anthony, Shackelford, and Purdy watching
USS Bunker Hill nearly hit by a Japanese bomb during Battle of the Philippine Sea, 19 Jun 1944African-American men of the US Marine Corps Third Ammunitions Company at Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944; Pfc Boykin on bicycle; Pfcs Anthony, Shackelford, and Purdy watching
African-American US Marines Sergeant F. Smit and Corporal S. Brown opening a coconut, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944Japanese Carrier Division Three
African-American US Marines Sergeant F. Smit and Corporal S. Brown opening a coconut, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944Japanese Carrier Division Three's battleship Kongo and carrier Chiyoda under attack by American carrier aircraft of Task Force 38 during the Battle of the Philippine Sea, 20 Jun 1944

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"Goddam it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!"

Captain Henry P. Jim Crowe, Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943