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B-29 Superfortress bombers dropping bombs on Japan, circa Jul-Aug 1945Wreck of light cruiser Oyodo west of Etajima, Hiroshima, Japan, post 28 Jul 1945
B-29 Superfortress bombers dropping bombs on Japan, circa Jul-Aug 1945Wreck of light cruiser Oyodo west of Etajima, Hiroshima, Japan, post 28 Jul 1945
Wreck of light cruiser Oyodo west of Etajima, Hiroshima, Japan, post 28 Jul 1945Battleship Massachusetts bombarding Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 9 Aug 1945
Wreck of light cruiser Oyodo west of Etajima, Hiroshima, Japan, post 28 Jul 1945Battleship Massachusetts bombarding Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 9 Aug 1945
Battleship Massachusetts firing a full main battery salvo at Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 9 Aug 1945; note projectiles in flight at upper leftAerial photo taken by USS Hancock aircraft showing the Japanese battleship Nagato off the Yokosuka Navy Yard, Tokyo Bay, Japan, Aug-Sep 1945
Battleship Massachusetts firing a full main battery salvo at Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 9 Aug 1945; note projectiles in flight at upper leftAerial photo taken by USS Hancock aircraft showing the Japanese battleship Nagato off the Yokosuka Navy Yard, Tokyo Bay, Japan, Aug-Sep 1945
Post-war photo of the hulk of the battleship Hyƻga, badly battered and sunk in shallow water near Kure, Japan on 24 Jul 1945. This photo was taken in Sep 1945.Post-war photo of the hulk of the battleship Hyƻga, badly battered and sunk in shallow water near Kure, Japan on 24 Jul 1945. This photo was taken in Sep 1945.
Post-war photo of the hulk of the battleship Hyƻga, badly battered and sunk in shallow water near Kure, Japan on 24 Jul 1945. This photo was taken in Sep 1945.Post-war photo of the hulk of the battleship Hyƻga, badly battered and sunk in shallow water near Kure, Japan on 24 Jul 1945. This photo was taken in Sep 1945.
TBM-3E Avenger of Marine Squadron VMTB-132 prepares for catapult launch from USS Cape Gloucester (CVE-109) for a mission over Kyushu, Japan, 8 Sept 1945
TBM-3E Avenger of Marine Squadron VMTB-132 prepares for catapult launch from USS Cape Gloucester (CVE-109) for a mission over Kyushu, Japan, 8 Sept 1945

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