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American transport SS Robert Rowan exploding after being hit by German Ju 88 bombers, Gela, Sicily, at about 1550 to 1555 hours on 11 Jul 1943Carrier Independence under overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 11 Jul 1943; note hulls of submarines Spadefish and Trepang nearby
American transport SS Robert Rowan exploding after being hit by German Ju 88 bombers, Gela, Sicily, at about 1550 to 1555 hours on 11 Jul 1943Carrier Independence under overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 11 Jul 1943; note hulls of submarines Spadefish and Trepang nearby
George Patton in Gela, Sicily, Italy, mid-Jul 1943Many of the design features of the Essex-class can be seen here as the USS Yorktown squeezes through the locks of the Panama Canal, 11 Jul 1943. Notably, the deck-edge aircraft elevator is in the raised position.
George Patton in Gela, Sicily, Italy, mid-Jul 1943Many of the design features of the Essex-class can be seen here as the USS Yorktown squeezes through the locks of the Panama Canal, 11 Jul 1943. Notably, the deck-edge aircraft elevator is in the raised position.
US Army Private George Katere, Private First Class William Mosa, and Private First Class Jessie Hampton posing with Sicilian civilians, Italy, 11 Jul 1943USS Boise firing on armor forces near Gela, Sicily, Italy as LST-325, full of US Army trucks, approached the landing beaches, 11 Jul 1943
US Army Private George Katere, Private First Class William Mosa, and Private First Class Jessie Hampton posing with Sicilian civilians, Italy, 11 Jul 1943USS Boise firing on armor forces near Gela, Sicily, Italy as LST-325, full of US Army trucks, approached the landing beaches, 11 Jul 1943


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"Since peace is now beyond hope, we can but fight to the end."

Chiang Kaishek, 31 Jul 1937