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Phoenix at anchor, 1939Phoenix steaming past burning wrecks of battleships West Virginia and Arizona, Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941
Phoenix at anchor, 1939Phoenix steaming past burning wrecks of battleships West Virginia and Arizona, Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941
Cruiser USS Phoenix firing her 6-inch guns during the invasion of Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, circa 24-26 Dec 1943; note photo was taken from fantail, looking forwardVice Admiral Thomas Kinkaid, General Douglas MacArthur, and Colonel Lloyd Labrbas aboard cruiser Phoenix during bombardment of Los Negros Island, 28 Feb 1944; note 40-mm gun mount in background
Cruiser USS Phoenix firing her 6-inch guns during the invasion of Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, circa 24-26 Dec 1943; note photo was taken from fantail, looking forwardVice Admiral Thomas Kinkaid, General Douglas MacArthur, and Colonel Lloyd Labrbas aboard cruiser Phoenix during bombardment of Los Negros Island, 28 Feb 1944; note 40-mm gun mount in background
LVTs headed for the invasion beaches at Humboldt Bay, New Guinea, as cruisers Boise and Phoenix bombard in the background, 22 Apr 1944Australian heavy cruisers Shropshire and Australia seen through a gunsight of American cruiser Phoenix, off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 21 Oct 1944
LVTs headed for the invasion beaches at Humboldt Bay, New Guinea, as cruisers Boise and Phoenix bombard in the background, 22 Apr 1944Australian heavy cruisers Shropshire and Australia seen through a gunsight of American cruiser Phoenix, off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 21 Oct 1944
Cruiser Phoenix screening escort carriers off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944Gun crew of cruiser Phoenix tried to identify an aircraft above, off Mindoro, Philippine Islands, 15 Dec 1944
Cruiser Phoenix screening escort carriers off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944Gun crew of cruiser Phoenix tried to identify an aircraft above, off Mindoro, Philippine Islands, 15 Dec 1944
Column of American cruisers Phoenix (where the photo was taken), Boise, Denver, Cleveland, and Montpelier, off Corregidor, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 13 Feb 1945Aboard USS Phoenix, US Navy Rear Admiral Russell S. Berkey spoke to HMAS Australia or Shropshire via an eletric megaphone during the bombardment of Corregidor, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 15 Feb 194
Column of American cruisers Phoenix (where the photo was taken), Boise, Denver, Cleveland, and Montpelier, off Corregidor, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 13 Feb 1945Aboard USS Phoenix, US Navy Rear Admiral Russell S. Berkey spoke to HMAS Australia or Shropshire via an eletric megaphone during the bombardment of Corregidor, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 15 Feb 194
Argentine cruiser General Belgrano, previously USS Phoenix, underway between 1968 and 1982Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sinking after being torpedoed by HMS Conqueror, off Falkland Islands, 2 May 1982
Argentine cruiser General Belgrano, previously USS Phoenix, underway between 1968 and 1982Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sinking after being torpedoed by HMS Conqueror, off Falkland Islands, 2 May 1982
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