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USS Hancock recovering aircraft in the South China Sea, Jan 1945; note three F6F Hellcat and one TBM Avenger aircraft in flight; seen from USS New JerseyA Japanese freighter beached on the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon after its convoy was attacked by 175 United States Navy carrier planes, Jan 12, 1945.
USS Hancock recovering aircraft in the South China Sea, Jan 1945; note three F6F Hellcat and one TBM Avenger aircraft in flight; seen from USS New JerseyA Japanese freighter beached on the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon after its convoy was attacked by 175 United States Navy carrier planes, Jan 12, 1945.
Aerial photograph of Japanese merchant ships burning furiously off Cape Padaran, French Indochina (Vietnam), Jan 12, 1945Aerial torpedo from United States carrier aircraft hits the stern of Japanese cruiser Kashii off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 2 of 9
Aerial photograph of Japanese merchant ships burning furiously off Cape Padaran, French Indochina (Vietnam), Jan 12, 1945Aerial torpedo from United States carrier aircraft hits the stern of Japanese cruiser Kashii off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 2 of 9
Four TBM Avengers of Torpedo Squadron 4 flying from the USS Essex on their way to strike targets along the coast of French Indochina (now Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.Gun camera photo from an F4U Corsair from Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-213 showing a USAAF B-24 Liberator bomber shot down by friendly fire over Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina (Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.
Four TBM Avengers of Torpedo Squadron 4 flying from the USS Essex on their way to strike targets along the coast of French Indochina (now Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.Gun camera photo from an F4U Corsair from Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-213 showing a USAAF B-24 Liberator bomber shot down by friendly fire over Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina (Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.
Japanese 4,500 ton cargo ship exploding under a bombing attack from US carrier aircraft south of Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina (Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.Japanese cruiser Kashii settling by the stern after being hit by an aerial torpedo from United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 3 of 9
Japanese 4,500 ton cargo ship exploding under a bombing attack from US carrier aircraft south of Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina (Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.Japanese cruiser Kashii settling by the stern after being hit by an aerial torpedo from United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 3 of 9
Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking by the stern after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 4 of 9Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking by the stern after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 5 of 9
Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking by the stern after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 4 of 9Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking by the stern after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 5 of 9
Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking by the stern after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 6 of 9Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking with only the bow showing after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 7 of 9
Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking by the stern after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 6 of 9Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking with only the bow showing after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 7 of 9
Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking with only the bow showing after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 8 of 9Japanese cruiser Kashii under attack from United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 1 of 9
Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking with only the bow showing after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 8 of 9Japanese cruiser Kashii under attack from United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 1 of 9
Japanese freighters Shoei Maru beached and burning and Takebe Maru damaged and trailing oil on the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon after being attacked by 175 USN carrier planes, 12 Jan 1945.Japanese freighters Shoei Maru beached and burning and Takebe Maru damaged and trailing oil on the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon after being attacked by 175 USN carrier planes, 12 Jan 1945.
Japanese freighters Shoei Maru beached and burning and Takebe Maru damaged and trailing oil on the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon after being attacked by 175 USN carrier planes, 12 Jan 1945.Japanese freighters Shoei Maru beached and burning and Takebe Maru damaged and trailing oil on the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon after being attacked by 175 USN carrier planes, 12 Jan 1945.
Japanese shipping burning furiously after attacks from US carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.Japanese shipping burning furiously after attacks from US carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.
Japanese shipping burning furiously after attacks from US carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.Japanese shipping burning furiously after attacks from US carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.
Japanese Type 2AT tanker Otsusan Maru burning and heading for the beach on the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon after its convoy was attacked by 175 United States Navy carrier planes, Jan 12, 1945.Japanese Type 2AT tanker Otsusan Maru burning and heading for the beach on the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon after its convoy was attacked by 175 United States Navy carrier planes, Jan 12, 1945.
Japanese Type 2AT tanker Otsusan Maru burning and heading for the beach on the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon after its convoy was attacked by 175 United States Navy carrier planes, Jan 12, 1945.Japanese Type 2AT tanker Otsusan Maru burning and heading for the beach on the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon after its convoy was attacked by 175 United States Navy carrier planes, Jan 12, 1945.

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