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American survivors of the Battle off Samar rescued by an US Navy ship on 26 Oct 1944Flaming special attack plane falling astern of Petrof Bay, Philippine Islands, 26 Oct 1944
American survivors of the Battle off Samar rescued by an US Navy ship on 26 Oct 1944Flaming special attack plane falling astern of Petrof Bay, Philippine Islands, 26 Oct 1944
Japanese cruiser Kumano bombed by carrier planes in the Sibuyan Sea, Philippines, 26 Oct 1944. She lost her bow the previous day from a torpedo fired by USS Johnston in the opening shot of the Battle off Samar.
Japanese cruiser Kumano bombed by carrier planes in the Sibuyan Sea, Philippines, 26 Oct 1944. She lost her bow the previous day from a torpedo fired by USS Johnston in the opening shot of the Battle off Samar.


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"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945