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USS Essex struck by Lt. Yoshinori YamaguchiUSS Essex struck by Lt. Yoshinori YamaguchiUSS Essex struck by Lt. Yoshinori YamaguchiUSS Essex struck by Lt. Yoshinori Yamaguchi
USS Essex struck by Lt. Yoshinori Yamaguchi's special attack D4Y3 Model 33 aircraft, at 1256 hours on 25 Nov 1944, photo 05 of 10USS Essex struck by Lt. Yoshinori Yamaguchi's special attack D4Y3 Model 33 aircraft, at 1256 hours on 25 Nov 1944, photo 06 of 10USS Essex struck by Lt. Yoshinori Yamaguchi's special attack D4Y3 Model 33 aircraft, at 1256 hours on 25 Nov 1944, photo 07 of 10USS Essex struck by Lt. Yoshinori Yamaguchi's special attack D4Y3 Model 33 aircraft, at 1256 hours on 25 Nov 1944, photo 08 of 10
USS Essex struck by Lt. Yoshinori YamaguchiUSS Essex struck by Lt. Yoshinori YamaguchiA burial party assembled on IntrepidA burial party assembled on Intrepid
USS Essex struck by Lt. Yoshinori Yamaguchi's special attack D4Y3 Model 33 aircraft, at 1256 hours on 25 Nov 1944, photo 09 of 10USS Essex struck by Lt. Yoshinori Yamaguchi's special attack D4Y3 Model 33 aircraft, at 1256 hours on 25 Nov 1944, photo 10 of 10A burial party assembled on Intrepid's hangar deck in the Philippine Sea the day following the special attack of 25 Nov 1944, photo 1 of 5A burial party assembled on Intrepid's hangar deck in the Philippine Sea the day following the special attack of 25 Nov 1944, photo 2 of 5
A burial party assembled on IntrepidA burial party assembled on IntrepidA burial party assembled on IntrepidCrewmen of USS St. Louis fighting fires in the hangar, after the ship was struck by a special attack airccraft off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 27 Nov 1944; note wrecked SOC aircraft in background
A burial party assembled on Intrepid's hangar deck in the Philippine Sea the day following the special attack of 25 Nov 1944, photo 3 of 5A burial party assembled on Intrepid's hangar deck in the Philippine Sea the day following the special attack of 25 Nov 1944, photo 4 of 5A burial party assembled on Intrepid's hangar deck in the Philippine Sea the day following the special attack of 25 Nov 1944, photo 5 of 5Crewmen of USS St. Louis fighting fires in the hangar, after the ship was struck by a special attack airccraft off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 27 Nov 1944; note wrecked SOC aircraft in background
Cruiser USS St. Louis in Leyte Gulf, Philippines immediately after being struck by an Aichi D3A “Val” dive bomber, 27 Nov 1944.TBM-1C Avengers, F6F Hellcats, and SB2C Helldivers of Navy Carrier Air Group 18 from USS Intrepid at Peleliu, Nov 27, 1944.Admiral William Halsey at his desk aboard his flagship, USS New Jersey, on his way to operations against the Philippines, Dec 1944Fantail of the carrier USS Hancock in the western Pacific, Dec 1944. Note SB2C Helldiver on the after flight deck and the aircraft’s horseshoe tail geometric identifying it as from Bombing Squadron 7 from the Hancock
Cruiser USS St. Louis in Leyte Gulf, Philippines immediately after being struck by an Aichi D3A “Val” dive bomber, 27 Nov 1944.TBM-1C Avengers, F6F Hellcats, and SB2C Helldivers of Navy Carrier Air Group 18 from USS Intrepid at Peleliu, Nov 27, 1944.Admiral William Halsey at his desk aboard his flagship, USS New Jersey, on his way to operations against the Philippines, Dec 1944Fantail of the carrier USS Hancock in the western Pacific, Dec 1944. Note SB2C Helldiver on the after flight deck and the aircraft’s horseshoe tail geometric identifying it as from Bombing Squadron 7 from the Hancock
PT-196, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 12 (MTBRon 12) astern of PT Boat tender USS Wachapreague, Philippines, late 1944. Note the name “Purple Shaft” just below the windscreen.USAAF base on the beach about 20 miles south of Tacloban, Leyte, Philippine Islands, Nov-Dec 1944USS Vincennes (Cleveland-class) underway with the Third Fleet during operations against the Philippines, Dec 1944. Carrier USS Hancock is at left.A Mahan-class destroyer, possibly Drayton or Lamson, bombarding the objective area during landings on the shores of Ormoc Bay, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 7 Dec 1944
PT-196, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 12 (MTBRon 12) astern of PT Boat tender USS Wachapreague, Philippines, late 1944. Note the name “Purple Shaft” just below the windscreen.USAAF base on the beach about 20 miles south of Tacloban, Leyte, Philippine Islands, Nov-Dec 1944USS Vincennes (Cleveland-class) underway with the Third Fleet during operations against the Philippines, Dec 1944. Carrier USS Hancock is at left.A Mahan-class destroyer, possibly Drayton or Lamson, bombarding the objective area during landings on the shores of Ormoc Bay, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 7 Dec 1944

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