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Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, Lieutenant General Holland M. Smith, Major General Henry L. Larsen, and Major General Roy S. Geiger, Orote Peninsula, Guam, Mariana Islands, 1 Aug 1944British soldier with PIAT at Saint-Martin-des-Besaces, Basse-Normandie, France, 1 Aug 1944
Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, Lieutenant General Holland M. Smith, Major General Henry L. Larsen, and Major General Roy S. Geiger, Orote Peninsula, Guam, Mariana Islands, 1 Aug 1944British soldier with PIAT at Saint-Martin-des-Besaces, Basse-Normandie, France, 1 Aug 1944
Capt Andrew D Turner, 100th Fighter Squadron CO, and Lt. Clarence P. (Lucky) Lester on the Marsden Matting of Ramitelli Airstrip, Italy. Behind them is Maj Turner’s P-51C “Skipper’s Darlin’ III.” 1 Aug 1944. Photo 2 of 2.Damaged Railway near Coutances, Normandy, France, 1 Aug 1944
Capt Andrew D Turner, 100th Fighter Squadron CO, and Lt. Clarence P. (Lucky) Lester on the Marsden Matting of Ramitelli Airstrip, Italy. Behind them is Maj Turner’s P-51C “Skipper’s Darlin’ III.” 1 Aug 1944. Photo 2 of 2.Damaged Railway near Coutances, Normandy, France, 1 Aug 1944
Demonstration of a captured German Panzerschreck weapon by an instructor of UK 59th Division, France, 1 Aug 1944Ensign Darrell Bennett stood beside his FM-2 Wildcat
Demonstration of a captured German Panzerschreck weapon by an instructor of UK 59th Division, France, 1 Aug 1944Ensign Darrell Bennett stood beside his FM-2 Wildcat 'Smokey's Lucky Witch', USS Gambier Bay, 1 Aug 1944
Franklin in the Mariana Islands, 1 Aug 1944; photograph taken from carrier HornetPilots of the “Tuskegee Airmen,” 332nd Fighter Group in front of P-51C “Skipper’s Darlin’ III” flown by Capt Andrew Turner (2nd from right), at Ramitelli, Italy, 1 Aug 1944. Photo 1 of 2.
Franklin in the Mariana Islands, 1 Aug 1944; photograph taken from carrier HornetPilots of the “Tuskegee Airmen,” 332nd Fighter Group in front of P-51C “Skipper’s Darlin’ III” flown by Capt Andrew Turner (2nd from right), at Ramitelli, Italy, 1 Aug 1944. Photo 1 of 2.
Polish resistance fighters Lieutenant Stanislaw Jankowski (foreground), Witold AbroĹĽewicz (next in line), Kazimierz M. Piechotka, Leon Putowski, and Wojciech Bernatowicz (last in line) moments before W-hour (1700 hours) which marked the start of the Warsaw Uprising, Kazimierza Wielkiego, Warsaw, Poland, 1 Aug 1944Russian Count Nicolas Roumiantzoff serving as a Lt Colonel with the Free French Division, First Spahis Regiment, takes a meal in the field in France, 1 Aug 1944. Note French helmet and uniform but US equipment otherwise.
Polish resistance fighters Lieutenant Stanislaw Jankowski (foreground), Witold AbroĹĽewicz (next in line), Kazimierz M. Piechotka, Leon Putowski, and Wojciech Bernatowicz (last in line) moments before W-hour (1700 hours) which marked the start of the Warsaw Uprising, Kazimierza Wielkiego, Warsaw, Poland, 1 Aug 1944Russian Count Nicolas Roumiantzoff serving as a Lt Colonel with the Free French Division, First Spahis Regiment, takes a meal in the field in France, 1 Aug 1944. Note French helmet and uniform but US equipment otherwise.
Three Swordfish aircraft, equipped with rockets, performing a training flight from St. Merryn Royal Naval Air Station, United Kingdom, 1 Aug 1944Troops of British 59th Division with a captured German 8 cm GrW 34 mortar, Vienne-en-Bessin, France, 1 Aug 1944
Three Swordfish aircraft, equipped with rockets, performing a training flight from St. Merryn Royal Naval Air Station, United Kingdom, 1 Aug 1944Troops of British 59th Division with a captured German 8 cm GrW 34 mortar, Vienne-en-Bessin, France, 1 Aug 1944
United States Navy Vice-Admirals Aubrey Fitch (left) and John McCain on the occasion of Fitch relieving McCain as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air, Washington DC, United States, 1 Aug 1944.US Navy African-American Miles Davis King carrying a loaded magazine for a 20-mm gun aboard CVE USS Tulagi en route to France, Aug 1944
United States Navy Vice-Admirals Aubrey Fitch (left) and John McCain on the occasion of Fitch relieving McCain as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air, Washington DC, United States, 1 Aug 1944.US Navy African-American Miles Davis King carrying a loaded magazine for a 20-mm gun aboard CVE USS Tulagi en route to France, Aug 1944


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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945


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