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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.
An underside view of the USS Randolph flight deck 12 Mar 1945, the day after a Yokosuka P1Y Ginga (Frances) special attack aircraft crashed into Randolph’s stern as she rode at anchor in the Ulithi lagoon.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.
An underside view of the USS Randolph flight deck 12 Mar 1945, the day after a Yokosuka P1Y Ginga (Frances) special attack aircraft crashed into Randolph’s stern as she rode at anchor in the Ulithi lagoon.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
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.F6F-5N Hellcats of Marine Night Fighting Squadron VMF(N)-541 lined up at Falalop Airstrip, Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, May 1945. Note the nose art, which was rare on Navy or Marine aircraft, especially pin-up girls.
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.F6F-5N Hellcats of Marine Night Fighting Squadron VMF(N)-541 lined up at Falalop Airstrip, Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, May 1945. Note the nose art, which was rare on Navy or Marine aircraft, especially pin-up girls.
Aboard USS Ticonderoga, Navy Fighting-Bombing Squadron 87 takes possession of the 10,000th F6F Hellcat to be produced, 23 May 1945 at Ulithi.USMC LTs Don Wilson & Gene Youngs of VMF-122 run up their F4U-1D Corsairs prior to receiving an arriving dignitary on Peleliu, Western Caroline Islands, Pacific, Aug 1945.
Aboard USS Ticonderoga, Navy Fighting-Bombing Squadron 87 takes possession of the 10,000th F6F Hellcat to be produced, 23 May 1945 at Ulithi.USMC LTs Don Wilson & Gene Youngs of VMF-122 run up their F4U-1D Corsairs prior to receiving an arriving dignitary on Peleliu, Western Caroline Islands, Pacific, Aug 1945.
SB2C Helldiver from USS Essex flying over Yap, Caroline Islands, after the Japanese surrender, 28 Aug 1945Japanese delegation aboard USS Portland to surrender Truk, Caroline Islands, 2 Sep 1945, 1 of 3
SB2C Helldiver from USS Essex flying over Yap, Caroline Islands, after the Japanese surrender, 28 Aug 1945Japanese delegation aboard USS Portland to surrender Truk, Caroline Islands, 2 Sep 1945, 1 of 3
Japanese delegation aboard USS Portland to surrender Truk, Caroline Islands, 2 Sep 1945, 2 of 3Japanese delegation aboard USS Portland to surrender Truk, Caroline Islands, 2 Sep 1945, 3 of 3
Japanese delegation aboard USS Portland to surrender Truk, Caroline Islands, 2 Sep 1945, 2 of 3Japanese delegation aboard USS Portland to surrender Truk, Caroline Islands, 2 Sep 1945, 3 of 3
Murray accepting HaraAerial view of Peleliu in Oct 1946.  Many facilities have been built and the jungle growth has returned to the coral island since the fierce fighting of 1944 stripped it bare.  Even so, the contours of the Umurbrogol Mountains can easily be seen.
Murray accepting Hara's surrender at Truk aboard cruiser Portland, 2 Sep 1945Aerial view of Peleliu in Oct 1946. Many facilities have been built and the jungle growth has returned to the coral island since the fierce fighting of 1944 stripped it bare. Even so, the contours of the Umurbrogol Mountains can easily be seen.

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