US Army troops aboard LCVP landing craft sailing toward invasion beaches on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, 16 Apr 1945P-47N Thunderbolts of the 19th Fighter Squadron running up their engines at Ie Jima, Japan, circa June 1945.F4U-1D Corsair of Marine Squadron VMF-422 at Ie Shima Airfield, Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, 1945. Note the nose art on both the plane and the belly tank.
US Army troops aboard LCVP landing craft sailing toward invasion beaches on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, 16 Apr 1945P-47N Thunderbolts of the 19th Fighter Squadron running up their engines at Ie Jima, Japan, circa June 1945.F4U-1D Corsair of Marine Squadron VMF-422 at Ie Shima Airfield, Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, 1945. Note the nose art on both the plane and the belly tank.


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James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945