|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 right||General Eisenhower, commander of Allied forces in Europe, 31 Dec 1943|
|German soldier observing the Atlantic coastline, France, circa 1943-1944||Men 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|
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