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A column of smoke 500 feet wide rising from the burning fleet oiler USS Mississinewa after being struck by the first Japanese Kaiten deployed, Ulithi Atoll, 30 Nov 1944. Light carrier USS Langley is in the foreground.A column of smoke 500 feet wide rising from the capsized and burning fleet oiler USS Mississinewa after being struck by the first Japanese Kaiten deployed, Ulithi Atoll, 30 Nov 1944.
A column of smoke 500 feet wide rising from the burning fleet oiler USS Mississinewa after being struck by the first Japanese Kaiten deployed, Ulithi Atoll, 30 Nov 1944. Light carrier USS Langley is in the foreground.A column of smoke 500 feet wide rising from the capsized and burning fleet oiler USS Mississinewa after being struck by the first Japanese Kaiten deployed, Ulithi Atoll, 30 Nov 1944.
A column of smoke 500 feet wide rising from the capsized and burning fleet oiler USS Mississinewa after being struck by the first Japanese Kaiten deployed, Ulithi Atoll, 30 Nov 1944. Oiler USS Taluga in the foreground.A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 1 of 3.
A column of smoke 500 feet wide rising from the capsized and burning fleet oiler USS Mississinewa after being struck by the first Japanese Kaiten deployed, Ulithi Atoll, 30 Nov 1944. Oiler USS Taluga in the foreground.A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 1 of 3.
A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 2 of 3.A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 3 of 3.
A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 2 of 3.A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 3 of 3.
Sinking of oiler USS Mississinewa after being struck by a Kaiten in Ulithi anchorage, Caroline Islands, 20 Nov 1944; photograph taken from fleet ocean tug USS MunseeSmoke plume from the burning oiler USS Mississinewa in Ulithi Lagoon as seen from the battleship USS South Dakota, 20 Nov 1944. Carriers in the foreground are Bunker Hill and Langley (Independence-class).
Sinking of oiler USS Mississinewa after being struck by a Kaiten in Ulithi anchorage, Caroline Islands, 20 Nov 1944; photograph taken from fleet ocean tug USS MunseeSmoke plume from the burning oiler USS Mississinewa in Ulithi Lagoon as seen from the battleship USS South Dakota, 20 Nov 1944. Carriers in the foreground are Bunker Hill and Langley (Independence-class).
Smoke rising from the overturned and burning fleet oiler USS Mississinewa in Ulithi Lagoon, 20 Nov 1944 as seen from the carrier Lexington (Essex-class). Ticonderoga is at left and hospital ship Solace is at right.USS Puffer in Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Nov 1944, photo 1 of 2
Smoke rising from the overturned and burning fleet oiler USS Mississinewa in Ulithi Lagoon, 20 Nov 1944 as seen from the carrier Lexington (Essex-class). Ticonderoga is at left and hospital ship Solace is at right.USS Puffer in Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Nov 1944, photo 1 of 2
USS Puffer in Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Nov 1944, photo 2 of 2
USS Puffer in Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Nov 1944, photo 2 of 2


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