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Aerial reconnaissance photo of Karenko Harbor (now Hualien), Taiwan, 21 Jan 1945. Photo taken from an aircraft from the USS Cabot.Bomb intended for nearby Giran Airfield falling on Ranyo (now Lanyang) Girls High School, Giran (now Yilan), Taiwan, 21 Jan 1945
Aerial reconnaissance photo of Karenko Harbor (now Hualien), Taiwan, 21 Jan 1945. Photo taken from an aircraft from the USS Cabot.Bomb intended for nearby Giran Airfield falling on Ranyo (now Lanyang) Girls High School, Giran (now Yilan), Taiwan, 21 Jan 1945
Burned and demolished F6F-5 Hellcat on the hangar deck of USS Ticonderoga following a special attack plane crashing through the flight deck and exploding in the hangar deck southeast of Formosa (Taiwan), 21 Jan 1945.Carrier Ticonderoga burning after being struck by special attack aircraft off Taiwan, 21 Jan 1945; note light cruiser Miami
Burned and demolished F6F-5 Hellcat on the hangar deck of USS Ticonderoga following a special attack plane crashing through the flight deck and exploding in the hangar deck southeast of Formosa (Taiwan), 21 Jan 1945.Carrier Ticonderoga burning after being struck by special attack aircraft off Taiwan, 21 Jan 1945; note light cruiser Miami's starboard catapult and OS2U Kingfisher aircraft in foreground
Flight deck of USS Hancock after an exploding bomb disintegrated a TBM Avenger torpedo bomber abreast of the island off Formosa (Taiwan), 21 Jan 1945. Note propeller and wounded crewman receiving aid.Men of Company I, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, US 1st Division riding on M4 Sherman tank at Schopen, Belgium, 21 Jan 1945
Flight deck of USS Hancock after an exploding bomb disintegrated a TBM Avenger torpedo bomber abreast of the island off Formosa (Taiwan), 21 Jan 1945. Note propeller and wounded crewman receiving aid.Men of Company I, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, US 1st Division riding on M4 Sherman tank at Schopen, Belgium, 21 Jan 1945
Port side view of USS Ticonderoga with an intentional list to assist firefighting efforts following a kamikaze attack 21 Jan 1945 southeast of Formosa (Taiwan). Photo taken from USS Essex.Smoke pouring from the Ticonderoga’s fires following a special attack aircraft crashing through the flight deck off Formosa (Taiwan) on 21 Jan 1945 that started stubborn fires on the hangar deck
Port side view of USS Ticonderoga with an intentional list to assist firefighting efforts following a kamikaze attack 21 Jan 1945 southeast of Formosa (Taiwan). Photo taken from USS Essex.Smoke pouring from the Ticonderoga’s fires following a special attack aircraft crashing through the flight deck off Formosa (Taiwan) on 21 Jan 1945 that started stubborn fires on the hangar deck
Smoke pouring through a large hole in the Ticonderoga’s flight deck from fires after a special attack aircraft crashed through the deck off Formosa (Taiwan) on 21 Jan 1945Splinters of teak flight deck surround bomb hole near Ticonderoga
Smoke pouring through a large hole in the Ticonderoga’s flight deck from fires after a special attack aircraft crashed through the deck off Formosa (Taiwan) on 21 Jan 1945Splinters of teak flight deck surround bomb hole near Ticonderoga's No 1 elevator shortly after being hit by kamikaze aircraft, off Taiwan, 21 Jan 1945; seen on page 92 of US Navy War Photographs
Ticonderoga being listed to port intentionally to aid firefighting efforts after being hit by kamikaze, 125 miles east-southeast of Taiwan, about 1220 hours on 21 Jan 1945Ticonderoga shrouded in smoke after being hit by two kamikaze aircraft, 125 miles east-southeast of Taiwan, about 1300 hours on 21 Jan 1945
Ticonderoga being listed to port intentionally to aid firefighting efforts after being hit by kamikaze, 125 miles east-southeast of Taiwan, about 1220 hours on 21 Jan 1945Ticonderoga shrouded in smoke after being hit by two kamikaze aircraft, 125 miles east-southeast of Taiwan, about 1300 hours on 21 Jan 1945
USS Ticonderoga burning after being hit by two special attack aircraft, 125 miles east-southeast of Taiwan, 21 Jan 1945With the fires out, crews evaluate how to make emergency repairs to a large hole in Ticonderoga’s flight deck from a special attack aircraft crashing through it off Formosa (Taiwan) on 21 Jan 1945
USS Ticonderoga burning after being hit by two special attack aircraft, 125 miles east-southeast of Taiwan, 21 Jan 1945With the fires out, crews evaluate how to make emergency repairs to a large hole in Ticonderoga’s flight deck from a special attack aircraft crashing through it off Formosa (Taiwan) on 21 Jan 1945


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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935


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