Strike photo taken by aircraft from USS Enterprise showing a burning and sinking oil tanker in the Truk Lagoon (now Chuuk), Caroline Islands, 16 Feb 1944.

Caption   Strike photo taken by aircraft from USS Enterprise showing a burning and sinking oil tanker in the Truk Lagoon (now Chuuk), Caroline Islands, 16 Feb 1944. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseNational Museum of Naval Aviation WH Balden Collection
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Attack on Truk   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day 16 Feb 1944
Photos at Same Place Truk, Caroline Islands
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jan 2006

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Licensing  Public Domain



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WW2-Era Place Name Truk, Caroline Islands
Lat/Long 7.3376, 151.8148


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