Battleship USS Mississippi bombarding Luzon, Philippines, 8 Jan 1945, during the Lingayen Gulf operation. Battleship USS West Virginia and cruiser HMAS Shropshire are behind Mississippi.Haskell-class attack transport USS Sarasota in operation during the landings at Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 8 Jan 1945General Douglas MacArthur coming ashore from an LCVP on Lingayen Gulf Blue 1 landing beach, Luzon, Philippines, 9 Jan 1945. Note Chief of Staff Lt General R.K. Sutherland beside him.General Douglas MacArthur in an LCVP getting ready to go ashore on Lingayen Gulf Blue 1 landing beach, Luzon, Philippines, 9 Jan 1945. Note Chief of Staff Lt General R.K. Sutherland beside him.
Battleship USS Mississippi bombarding Luzon, Philippines, 8 Jan 1945, during the Lingayen Gulf operation. Battleship USS West Virginia and cruiser HMAS Shropshire are behind Mississippi.Haskell-class attack transport USS Sarasota in operation during the landings at Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 8 Jan 1945General Douglas MacArthur coming ashore from an LCVP on Lingayen Gulf Blue 1 landing beach, Luzon, Philippines, 9 Jan 1945. Note Chief of Staff Lt General R.K. Sutherland beside him.General Douglas MacArthur in an LCVP getting ready to go ashore on Lingayen Gulf Blue 1 landing beach, Luzon, Philippines, 9 Jan 1945. Note Chief of Staff Lt General R.K. Sutherland beside him.
LSTs and LCVPs unloading men, equipment, and provisions on White Beach Two in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 9 Jan 1945.US Coast Guard LCVP landing craft carried invasion troops toward Luzon in Lingayen Gulf, 9 Jan 1945
LSTs and LCVPs unloading men, equipment, and provisions on White Beach Two in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 9 Jan 1945.US Coast Guard LCVP landing craft carried invasion troops toward Luzon in Lingayen Gulf, 9 Jan 1945


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