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American soldiers unloading landing craft on the beach at Massacre Bay, Attu, Aleutian Islands, 13 May 1943Close up view of the main guns in USS Iowa’s number 3 turret flanked by 20mm Oerlikons while at anchor in Chesapeake Bay, United States, 13 May 1943
American soldiers unloading landing craft on the beach at Massacre Bay, Attu, Aleutian Islands, 13 May 1943Close up view of the main guns in USS Iowa’s number 3 turret flanked by 20mm Oerlikons while at anchor in Chesapeake Bay, United States, 13 May 1943
Destroyer USS Nicholas leading five destroyers and four cruisers in the Solomon Islands, 13 May 1943.Sailors cleaning a 5-inch gun barrel aboard USS Nicholas following action on 13 May 1943.
Destroyer USS Nicholas leading five destroyers and four cruisers in the Solomon Islands, 13 May 1943.Sailors cleaning a 5-inch gun barrel aboard USS Nicholas following action on 13 May 1943.
Searaven at Mare Island Navy Yard for overhaul, 13 May 1943Track chart from the shelling of Munda Point, New Georgia, Solomon Islands by destroyer USS Fletcher, 13 May 1943.
Searaven at Mare Island Navy Yard for overhaul, 13 May 1943Track chart from the shelling of Munda Point, New Georgia, Solomon Islands by destroyer USS Fletcher, 13 May 1943.
Track chart showing USS Honolulu’s movements during a bombardment of the Vila Plantation in the Kula Gulf, Solomon Islands, 13 May 1943; taken from Honolulu’s action report.USS Helena performing night time bombardment of Japanese positions in the Munda-Vila area, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 13 May 1943; photo taken from USS Honolulu
Track chart showing USS Honolulu’s movements during a bombardment of the Vila Plantation in the Kula Gulf, Solomon Islands, 13 May 1943; taken from Honolulu’s action report.USS Helena performing night time bombardment of Japanese positions in the Munda-Vila area, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 13 May 1943; photo taken from USS Honolulu


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