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Anti-aircraft tracers in the night sky above Yontan Airfield, Okinawa, Japan, 28 Apr 1945; note US Marine Corps Corsair fighters in foregroundChurch service on carrier Franklin
Anti-aircraft tracers in the night sky above Yontan Airfield, Okinawa, Japan, 28 Apr 1945; note US Marine Corps Corsair fighters in foregroundChurch service on carrier Franklin's ruined hangar deck, in or near New York Harbor, New York, United States, circa 28 Apr 1945
Ensign Richard Hansen (with Division Chief Kenneth Firestone) inspecting sailors aboard USS Anzio, 28 Apr 1945Female SS guards made to bury victims of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, 28 Apr 1945
Ensign Richard Hansen (with Division Chief Kenneth Firestone) inspecting sailors aboard USS Anzio, 28 Apr 1945Female SS guards made to bury victims of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, 28 Apr 1945
Franklin anchored in New York Harbor, New York, United States, 28 Apr 1945Soviet and US officers at Torgau, a city on the Elbe River, Germany, 28 Apr 1945; note left Soviet officer
Franklin anchored in New York Harbor, New York, United States, 28 Apr 1945Soviet and US officers at Torgau, a city on the Elbe River, Germany, 28 Apr 1945; note left Soviet officer's TT-33, center Soviet captain's Luger in belt, right US Lieutenant Dwight Brooks's holstered Colt 1911 and in-hand Walther P38
USS Franklin in New York Harbor, New York, United States, 28 Apr 1945USS Franklin in New York Harbor, New York, United States, circa 28 Apr 1945; note Manhattan skyline in background
USS Franklin in New York Harbor, New York, United States, 28 Apr 1945USS Franklin in New York Harbor, New York, United States, circa 28 Apr 1945; note Manhattan skyline in background
USS Franklin sailing past USS Marblehead in New York Harbor, New York, United States, 28 Apr 1945
USS Franklin sailing past USS Marblehead in New York Harbor, New York, United States, 28 Apr 1945


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