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F4U-1D Corsair with Marine Squadron 216 aboard USS Wasp (Essex-class) being moved onto the deck-edge elevator on its way to the hangar deck following a strike against targets in and around Tokyo, Japan, Feb 17, 1945.View from the island of USS Hornet (Essex-class) looking aft and leading the USS Bonne Homme Richard, USS Belleau Wood, and USS San Jacinto during gunnery exercises, 12 Jun 1945 off the Philippines.
F4U-1D Corsair with Marine Squadron 216 aboard USS Wasp (Essex-class) being moved onto the deck-edge elevator on its way to the hangar deck following a strike against targets in and around Tokyo, Japan, Feb 17, 1945.View from the island of USS Hornet (Essex-class) looking aft and leading the USS Bonne Homme Richard, USS Belleau Wood, and USS San Jacinto during gunnery exercises, 12 Jun 1945 off the Philippines.
Ground crewmen arming an FG-1D Corsair of Marine Fighting Squadron 312, the “Checkerboarders,” at Kadena airfield, Okinawa, Japan, Apr-Aug 1945Strike photo taken by US carrier planes during an air attack on Kure Naval Arsenal, Hiroshima, Japan, Jul 1945. Note anti-aircraft bursts and screening smoke in addition to bomb impacts.
Ground crewmen arming an FG-1D Corsair of Marine Fighting Squadron 312, the “Checkerboarders,” at Kadena airfield, Okinawa, Japan, Apr-Aug 1945Strike photo taken by US carrier planes during an air attack on Kure Naval Arsenal, Hiroshima, Japan, Jul 1945. Note anti-aircraft bursts and screening smoke in addition to bomb impacts.
TBM Avenger and SB2C Helldiver bombers dropped their load on the Japanese city of Hakodate, Jul 1945Planes from USS Essex on a raid over Japan on 10 Jul 1945 with Mt Fuji in the background. Plane in foreground is a TBM Avenger and those beyond are SB2C Helldivers.
TBM Avenger and SB2C Helldiver bombers dropped their load on the Japanese city of Hakodate, Jul 1945Planes from USS Essex on a raid over Japan on 10 Jul 1945 with Mt Fuji in the background. Plane in foreground is a TBM Avenger and those beyond are SB2C Helldivers.
Battleship Indiana, battleship Massachusetts, and cruiser Quincy bombarding Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 14 Jul 1945Strike photo taken by USS Hancock aircraft showing an attack on the Yokosuka Navy Yard, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 18 Jul 1945. Note bomb splashes.
Battleship Indiana, battleship Massachusetts, and cruiser Quincy bombarding Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 14 Jul 1945Strike photo taken by USS Hancock aircraft showing an attack on the Yokosuka Navy Yard, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 18 Jul 1945. Note bomb splashes.
Camouflaged Japanese destroyers along the shoreline of Kurahashi Jima, Japan, 24 Jul 1945; photo taken by USS Ticonderoga aircraftCarriers Amagi (near bomb splashes) and Katsuragi (center-right, heavily camouflaged) under attack, Kure, Japan, 24 Jul 1945
Camouflaged Japanese destroyers along the shoreline of Kurahashi Jima, Japan, 24 Jul 1945; photo taken by USS Ticonderoga aircraftCarriers Amagi (near bomb splashes) and Katsuragi (center-right, heavily camouflaged) under attack, Kure, Japan, 24 Jul 1945
Hyuga under air attack, Kure, Japan, 24 Jul 1945Ise under air attack, Kure, Japan, 24 Jul 1945
Hyuga under air attack, Kure, Japan, 24 Jul 1945Ise under air attack, Kure, Japan, 24 Jul 1945
Japanese tanker under air attack, Kure, Japan, 24 Jul 1945Tone under air attack near Kure, Japan, 24 Jul 1945; photo taken by USS Shangri-La aircraft
Japanese tanker under air attack, Kure, Japan, 24 Jul 1945Tone under air attack near Kure, Japan, 24 Jul 1945; photo taken by USS Shangri-La aircraft
B-25J Mitchell bombers of the 41st Bomb Group armed with Mark XIII torpedoes prepare for take-off from Yonton Airfield, Okinawa bound for an attack on Japanese shipping at Sasebo, Japan, 28 Jul 1945.Bombs and torpedos from US Third Fleet carrier aircraft exploding around battleship Haruna, Japan, 28 Jul 1945
B-25J Mitchell bombers of the 41st Bomb Group armed with Mark XIII torpedoes prepare for take-off from Yonton Airfield, Okinawa bound for an attack on Japanese shipping at Sasebo, Japan, 28 Jul 1945.Bombs and torpedos from US Third Fleet carrier aircraft exploding around battleship Haruna, Japan, 28 Jul 1945
Carrier aircraft of US 3rd Fleet planes attacking battleship Haruna, Kure, Japan 28 Jul 1945; photo taken by aircraft from USS IntrepidCarrier aircraft of US 3rd Fleet planes attacking battleship Haruna, Kure, Japan 28 Jul 1945; photo taken by aircraft from USS Wasp (Essex-class)
Carrier aircraft of US 3rd Fleet planes attacking battleship Haruna, Kure, Japan 28 Jul 1945; photo taken by aircraft from USS IntrepidCarrier aircraft of US 3rd Fleet planes attacking battleship Haruna, Kure, Japan 28 Jul 1945; photo taken by aircraft from USS Wasp (Essex-class)
Ise burning, Kure, Japan, 28 Jul 1945Ise burning, Kure, Japan, 28 Jul 1945
Ise burning, Kure, Japan, 28 Jul 1945Ise burning, Kure, Japan, 28 Jul 1945

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