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Aerial 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.Crews perform maintenance on OS2U Kingfisher catapult planes aboard US battleship South Dakota, probably at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 1945
Aerial 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.Crews perform maintenance on OS2U Kingfisher catapult planes aboard US battleship South Dakota, probably at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 1945
Fantail of USS South Dakota, probably at Ulithi fleet anchorage, Caroline Islands, 1945; note the No 3 16-in turret swung to port to clear way for the bandCapt Dixie Kiefer (left) and executive officer Cdr Willian Burch, both badly injured in an air attack four days earlier, being prepared for transfer from Ticonderoga to the hospital ship Samaritan at Ulithi, 25 Jan 1945
Fantail of USS South Dakota, probably at Ulithi fleet anchorage, Caroline Islands, 1945; note the No 3 16-in turret swung to port to clear way for the bandCapt Dixie Kiefer (left) and executive officer Cdr Willian Burch, both badly injured in an air attack four days earlier, being prepared for transfer from Ticonderoga to the hospital ship Samaritan at Ulithi, 25 Jan 1945
Captain Dixie Kiefer, badly injured in an air attack four days earlier, addressing his crew one more time before being transferred from USS Ticonderoga to the hospital ship Samaritan at Ulithi, 25 Jan 1945.After half of a Kaiten Type 1 torpedo after recovery by US forces at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, Jan 1945
Captain Dixie Kiefer, badly injured in an air attack four days earlier, addressing his crew one more time before being transferred from USS Ticonderoga to the hospital ship Samaritan at Ulithi, 25 Jan 1945.After half of a Kaiten Type 1 torpedo after recovery by US forces at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, Jan 1945
Ships of the US fleet at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Feb 1945. Visible are 7 large carriers, 3 light carriers, 3 battleships, and numerous cruisers, destroyers, and support vessels including 1 hospital ship.Two (Essex-class) carriers at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 3 Mar 1945. USS Hancock, in front, is in Berth 22 and USS Wasp is in Berth 29. Both ships show very battle worn paint schemes.
Ships of the US fleet at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 8 Feb 1945. Visible are 7 large carriers, 3 light carriers, 3 battleships, and numerous cruisers, destroyers, and support vessels including 1 hospital ship.Two (Essex-class) carriers at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 3 Mar 1945. USS Hancock, in front, is in Berth 22 and USS Wasp is in Berth 29. Both ships show very battle worn paint schemes.
Crews apply water to smoldering fires on the hangar deck of the USS Randolph after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashed into the ship while at anchor in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.USS Randolph with heavy damage to the hangar deck and flight deck after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashing into the ship while at anchor in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.
Crews apply water to smoldering fires on the hangar deck of the USS Randolph after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashed into the ship while at anchor in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.USS Randolph with heavy damage to the hangar deck and flight deck after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashing into the ship while at anchor in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.
USS Randolph Captain Felix Baker (pointing) showing Admiral Raymond Spruance damage to the flight deck after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashed into the ship at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.What is left of an SB2C Helldiver on the heavily damaged flight deck of the USS Randolph after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashed into the ship while at anchor in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.
USS Randolph Captain Felix Baker (pointing) showing Admiral Raymond Spruance damage to the flight deck after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashed into the ship at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.What is left of an SB2C Helldiver on the heavily damaged flight deck of the USS Randolph after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashed into the ship while at anchor in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.
13 Mar 1945 photo of the Essex-class carrier USS Randolph with damage to her flight deck as the result of a Japanese Yokosuka P1Y Ginga USS Shannon steaming through Ulithi anchorage, Caroline Islands, 13 Mar 1945; note USS Flint at left, USS Miami at right, carriers USS Enterprise, USS Intrepid, USS Essex, and USS Bunker Hill, and battleship Tennessee behind Intrepid.
13 Mar 1945 photo of the Essex-class carrier USS Randolph with damage to her flight deck as the result of a Japanese Yokosuka P1Y Ginga USS Shannon steaming through Ulithi anchorage, Caroline Islands, 13 Mar 1945; note USS Flint at left, USS Miami at right, carriers USS Enterprise, USS Intrepid, USS Essex, and USS Bunker Hill, and battleship Tennessee behind Intrepid.
Aboard USS Ticonderoga, Navy Fighting-Bombing Squadron 87 takes possession of the 10,000th F6F Hellcat to be produced, 23 May 1945 at Ulithi.
Aboard USS Ticonderoga, Navy Fighting-Bombing Squadron 87 takes possession of the 10,000th F6F Hellcat to be produced, 23 May 1945 at Ulithi.

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