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An American soldier observed the destruction of an industrial town near Nürnberg, Germany, 20 Apr 1945An oil tank explosion at Deggendorf harbor, Bavaria, Germany after an aerial bombardment by A-20 Havoc aircraft of US 426th Bomb Group, 20 Apr 1945
An American soldier observed the destruction of an industrial town near Nürnberg, Germany, 20 Apr 1945An oil tank explosion at Deggendorf harbor, Bavaria, Germany after an aerial bombardment by A-20 Havoc aircraft of US 426th Bomb Group, 20 Apr 1945
Armorers equipping a F4F Wildcat fighter with rockets aboard USS Anzio, 20 Apr 1945B-24M Liberator, pathfinder aircraft for the 707th Bomb Squadron, drops a smoke marker as well as its bomb load on the rail junction at Mühldorf, Germany, Apr 20 1945 (Hitler’s birthday).
Armorers equipping a F4F Wildcat fighter with rockets aboard USS Anzio, 20 Apr 1945B-24M Liberator, pathfinder aircraft for the 707th Bomb Squadron, drops a smoke marker as well as its bomb load on the rail junction at Mühldorf, Germany, Apr 20 1945 (Hitler’s birthday).
Bob Christensen, Jim Bough, L. D. Smith, and Frank Schwartz manning the arresting gear controls aboard USS Anzio, 20 Apr 1945Funeral service for Ernie Pyle, Okinawa, Japan, 20 Apr 1945
Bob Christensen, Jim Bough, L. D. Smith, and Frank Schwartz manning the arresting gear controls aboard USS Anzio, 20 Apr 1945Funeral service for Ernie Pyle, Okinawa, Japan, 20 Apr 1945
German Volkssturm soldier with Panzerschreck launcher, near Berlin, Germany, late Apr 1945Men fusing bombs aboard USS Anzio, 20 Apr 1945
German Volkssturm soldier with Panzerschreck launcher, near Berlin, Germany, late Apr 1945Men fusing bombs aboard USS Anzio, 20 Apr 1945
Soviet BM-13 Katyusha rocket launchers firing on Berlin, Germany, Apr 1945Two wrecked M4 Sherman tanks at Bloody Ridge, destroyed by Japanese artillery, Okinawa, Japan, 20 Apr 1945
Soviet BM-13 Katyusha rocket launchers firing on Berlin, Germany, Apr 1945Two wrecked M4 Sherman tanks at Bloody Ridge, destroyed by Japanese artillery, Okinawa, Japan, 20 Apr 1945


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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