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US Navy Admiral William Halsey presenting Vice-Admiral John McCain with the Navy Cross on the flight deck of USS Hancock at anchor in the Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 30 Nov 1944.As seen from of the USS Hancock, the USS Lexington and USS Yorktown (both Essex-class) are anchored close aboard at Ulithi, late Dec 1944. Note Hancock’s 20mm anti-aircraft guns lining the flight deck.
US Navy Admiral William Halsey presenting Vice-Admiral John McCain with the Navy Cross on the flight deck of USS Hancock at anchor in the Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 30 Nov 1944.As seen from of the USS Hancock, the USS Lexington and USS Yorktown (both Essex-class) are anchored close aboard at Ulithi, late Dec 1944. Note Hancock’s 20mm anti-aircraft guns lining the flight deck.
US Navy ships at anchor in the Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, early Dec 1944. Note that this is a reverse angle and distant view of the ships in the famous “Murderers’ Row” photograph but a day or two earlier.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
US Navy ships at anchor in the Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, early Dec 1944. Note that this is a reverse angle and distant view of the ships in the famous “Murderers’ Row” photograph but a day or two earlier.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
Carrier USS Ticonderoga at anchor in Ulithi Lagoon 8 Dec 1944 with USS Langley (Independence-class) beyond. Note the faded Ms33/10A paint scheme. Ticonderoga’s flight deck is loaded with the planes of Air Group 80.USS Wasp, USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Hancock, USS Ticonderoga, and other warships at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 3
Carrier USS Ticonderoga at anchor in Ulithi Lagoon 8 Dec 1944 with USS Langley (Independence-class) beyond. Note the faded Ms33/10A paint scheme. Ticonderoga’s flight deck is loaded with the planes of Air Group 80.USS Wasp, USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Hancock, USS Ticonderoga, and other warships at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 3
USS Wasp, USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Hancock, USS Ticonderoga, and other warships at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Dec 1944, photo 2 of 3USS Wasp, USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Hancock, USS Ticonderoga, and other warships at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Dec 1944, photo 3 of 3
USS Wasp, USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Hancock, USS Ticonderoga, and other warships at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Dec 1944, photo 2 of 3USS Wasp, USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Hancock, USS Ticonderoga, and other warships at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Dec 1944, photo 3 of 3
38 of the 41 officers and men from the USS Hull rescued by the USS Tabberer gathered on Tabberer’s quarterdeck after arrival at the Ulithi anchorage, 22 Dec 1944.All 14 men from the USS Spence rescued by the USS Tabberer gathered on Tabberer’s quarterdeck after arrival at the Ulithi anchorage, 22 Dec 1944.
38 of the 41 officers and men from the USS Hull rescued by the USS Tabberer gathered on Tabberer’s quarterdeck after arrival at the Ulithi anchorage, 22 Dec 1944.All 14 men from the USS Spence rescued by the USS Tabberer gathered on Tabberer’s quarterdeck after arrival at the Ulithi anchorage, 22 Dec 1944.
Destroyer escort USS Tabberer at Ulithi showing that she had been dismasted by Typhoon Cobra, 22 Dec 1944.Newly promoted Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz hosting a collection of Third Fleet flag officers aboard battleship USS New Jersey in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, Christmas Eve, 1944.
Destroyer escort USS Tabberer at Ulithi showing that she had been dismasted by Typhoon Cobra, 22 Dec 1944.Newly promoted Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz hosting a collection of Third Fleet flag officers aboard battleship USS New Jersey in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, Christmas Eve, 1944.
US Navy Task Group 38.3 entering Ulithi anchorage in a column following strikes in Philippine Islands, 24 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 7US Navy Task Group 38.3 entering Ulithi anchorage in a column following strikes in Philippine Islands, 24 Dec 1944, photo 2 of 7
US Navy Task Group 38.3 entering Ulithi anchorage in a column following strikes in Philippine Islands, 24 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 7US Navy Task Group 38.3 entering Ulithi anchorage in a column following strikes in Philippine Islands, 24 Dec 1944, photo 2 of 7
US Navy Task Group 38.3 entering Ulithi anchorage in a column following strikes in Philippine Islands, 24 Dec 1944, photo 3 of 7US Navy Task Group 38.3 entering Ulithi anchorage in a column following strikes in Philippine Islands, 24 Dec 1944, photo 4 of 7
US Navy Task Group 38.3 entering Ulithi anchorage in a column following strikes in Philippine Islands, 24 Dec 1944, photo 3 of 7US Navy Task Group 38.3 entering Ulithi anchorage in a column following strikes in Philippine Islands, 24 Dec 1944, photo 4 of 7
US Navy Task Group 38.3 entering Ulithi anchorage in a column following strikes in Philippine Islands, 24 Dec 1944, photo 5 of 7US Navy Task Group 38.3 entering Ulithi anchorage in a column following strikes in Philippine Islands, 24 Dec 1944, photo 6 of 7
US Navy Task Group 38.3 entering Ulithi anchorage in a column following strikes in Philippine Islands, 24 Dec 1944, photo 5 of 7US Navy Task Group 38.3 entering Ulithi anchorage in a column following strikes in Philippine Islands, 24 Dec 1944, photo 6 of 7
US Navy Task Group 38.3 entering Ulithi anchorage in a column following strikes in Philippine Islands, 24 Dec 1944, photo 7 of 7Aerial view of the airstrip facilities on Falalop Island, Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 1945. Falalop was the center of the aerial patrol efforts to protect the US Navy’s forward anchorage at Ulithi.
US Navy Task Group 38.3 entering Ulithi anchorage in a column following strikes in Philippine Islands, 24 Dec 1944, photo 7 of 7Aerial view of the airstrip facilities on Falalop Island, Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 1945. Falalop was the center of the aerial patrol efforts to protect the US Navy’s forward anchorage at Ulithi.

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