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A German one-man submarine preparing to be launched into the River Seine near the Normandy invasion beaches in France, 24 Jul 1944; note torpedo fitted underneath the craftAerial view of Tinian, Mariana Islands, 1944
A German one-man submarine preparing to be launched into the River Seine near the Normandy invasion beaches in France, 24 Jul 1944; note torpedo fitted underneath the craftAerial view of Tinian, Mariana Islands, 1944
American carrier planes attacking Ushi point airfield, Tinian, Mariana Islands, Jul 1944B-17E formation aircraft of the 379th Bomber Group of the US 525th Bomber Squadron, RAF Kimbolton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, 24 Jul 1944
American carrier planes attacking Ushi point airfield, Tinian, Mariana Islands, Jul 1944B-17E formation aircraft of the 379th Bomber Group of the US 525th Bomber Squadron, RAF Kimbolton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, 24 Jul 1944
LVT-2 Water Buffalo carrying US Marines, Tinian, Mariana Islands, 24 Jul 1944Map depicting the situation near Saint-Lô, France during the night of 24-25 Jul 1944
LVT-2 Water Buffalo carrying US Marines, Tinian, Mariana Islands, 24 Jul 1944Map depicting the situation near Saint-Lô, France during the night of 24-25 Jul 1944
US Marine Corps 155mm rifle on White Beach, Agat Beachhead, Guam, Mariana Islands, circa 21-27 Jul 1944US Marines landing on Tinian, Mariana Islands, 24 Jul 1944
US Marine Corps 155mm rifle on White Beach, Agat Beachhead, Guam, Mariana Islands, circa 21-27 Jul 1944US Marines landing on Tinian, Mariana Islands, 24 Jul 1944


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James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945