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Japanese pilot Lieutenant H. Nomura aboard USS West Virginia to help with the navigation of Tokyo Bay, Japan, 31 Aug 1945MacArthur embracing Wainwright, the New Grand Hotel, Yokohama, Japan, 31 Aug 1945
Japanese pilot Lieutenant H. Nomura aboard USS West Virginia to help with the navigation of Tokyo Bay, Japan, 31 Aug 1945MacArthur embracing Wainwright, the New Grand Hotel, Yokohama, Japan, 31 Aug 1945
Officers of submarine I-400, circa late Aug 1945US Navy PV-1 Ventura patrol aircraft over Mokapu Point, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 31 Aug 1945
Officers of submarine I-400, circa late Aug 1945US Navy PV-1 Ventura patrol aircraft over Mokapu Point, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 31 Aug 1945
USS Wasp (Essex-class) hangar deck set up to accommodate 810 wounded transferred from the fleet for transportation to Hawaii after Wasp was ordered to the rear with typhoon damage to the flight deck, 31 Aug 1945Vice Admiral John McCain arriving aboard carrier USS Shangri-La for Task Force 38 change of command ceremonies, 31 Aug 1945. Note the disbelieving look from one officer seeing McCain’s famous hat for the first time.
USS Wasp (Essex-class) hangar deck set up to accommodate 810 wounded transferred from the fleet for transportation to Hawaii after Wasp was ordered to the rear with typhoon damage to the flight deck, 31 Aug 1945Vice Admiral John McCain arriving aboard carrier USS Shangri-La for Task Force 38 change of command ceremonies, 31 Aug 1945. Note the disbelieving look from one officer seeing McCain’s famous hat for the first time.


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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