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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 1945Franklin anchored in New York Harbor, New York, United States, 28 Apr 1945
Ensign Richard Hansen (with Division Chief Kenneth Firestone) inspecting sailors aboard USS Anzio, 28 Apr 1945Franklin anchored in New York Harbor, New York, United States, 28 Apr 1945
German SS women made to bury victims of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, 28 Apr 1945Soviet and US officers near Elbe River, Germany, 28 Apr 1945; note left Soviet officer
German SS women made to bury victims of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, 28 Apr 1945Soviet and US officers near Elbe River, Germany, 28 Apr 1945; note left Soviet officer's TT-33, center Soviet capt's Luger in belt, right US lieutenant'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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James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945


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