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Aerial view of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, 31 Dec 1943. Note the carrier USS Lexington (Essex-class) in drydock in the center of the photo.B-17 bomber of 8th Army Air Force dropped a load of bombs on the Hispano Suiza aircraft engine repair depot and other factories just outside Paris, France, 31 Dec 1943
Aerial view of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, 31 Dec 1943. Note the carrier USS Lexington (Essex-class) in drydock in the center of the photo.B-17 bomber of 8th Army Air Force dropped a load of bombs on the Hispano Suiza aircraft engine repair depot and other factories just outside Paris, France, 31 Dec 1943
Commissioning ceremony of USS Cassin Young, San Pedro, California, United States, 31 Dec 1943; note USS Preston at left and USS Comfort at rightGeneral Eisenhower, commander of Allied forces in Europe, 31 Dec 1943
Commissioning ceremony of USS Cassin Young, San Pedro, California, United States, 31 Dec 1943; note USS Preston at left and USS Comfort at rightGeneral Eisenhower, commander of Allied forces in Europe, 31 Dec 1943
German soldier observing the Atlantic coastline, France, circa 1943-1944Men of the US First Marines Division at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, circa late Dec 1943; note jeep being used to haul supplies
German soldier observing the Atlantic coastline, France, circa 1943-1944Men of the US First Marines Division at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, circa late Dec 1943; note jeep being used to haul supplies
Navy PV-1 Ventura patrol aircraft of Bombing Squadron VB-139 returning to Attu was forced down due to low fuel and landed on a frozen lake, Agattu Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, 30 Dec 1943. No injuries.Portrait of Eisenhower, 31 Dec 1943
Navy PV-1 Ventura patrol aircraft of Bombing Squadron VB-139 returning to Attu was forced down due to low fuel and landed on a frozen lake, Agattu Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, 30 Dec 1943. No injuries.Portrait of Eisenhower, 31 Dec 1943


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Captain Henry P. Jim Crowe, Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943