HMS Prince of Wales under attack off Kuantan, Malaya, 10 Dec 1941Musashi, Yamato, a cruiser, and Nagato at Brunei, Borneo, Oct 1944Musashi, Yamato, a cruiser, and Nagato at Brunei, Borneo, Oct 1944; cropped photographJapanese Center Force departing Brunei Bay, Borneo for Philippine Islands, 22 Oct 1944
HMS Prince of Wales under attack off Kuantan, Malaya, 10 Dec 1941Musashi, Yamato, a cruiser, and Nagato at Brunei, Borneo, Oct 1944Musashi, Yamato, a cruiser, and Nagato at Brunei, Borneo, Oct 1944; cropped photographJapanese Center Force departing Brunei Bay, Borneo for Philippine Islands, 22 Oct 1944
USS Hancock recovering aircraft in the South China Sea, Jan 1945; note three F6F Hellcat and one TBM Avenger aircraft in flight; seen from USS New JerseyJapanese 4,500 ton cargo ship exploding under a bombing attack from US carrier aircraft south of Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina (Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.Japanese shipping burning furiously after attacks from US carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.Japanese shipping burning furiously after attacks from US carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.
USS Hancock recovering aircraft in the South China Sea, Jan 1945; note three F6F Hellcat and one TBM Avenger aircraft in flight; seen from USS New JerseyJapanese 4,500 ton cargo ship exploding under a bombing attack from US carrier aircraft south of Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina (Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.Japanese shipping burning furiously after attacks from US carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.Japanese shipping burning furiously after attacks from US carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.
Strike photo from USS Lexington (Essex-class) aircraft showing Japanese shipping burning furiously off Cape Padaran, French Indochina (Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.USS Langley in heavy seas in the South China Sea in the morning of 13 Jan 1945. Note the trailing USS Washington riding the storm much better.Helldiver aircraft over Hornet, South China Sea, mid-Jan 1945, photo 1 of 2Helldiver aircraft over Hornet, South China Sea, mid-Jan 1945, photo 2 of 2
Strike photo from USS Lexington (Essex-class) aircraft showing Japanese shipping burning furiously off Cape Padaran, French Indochina (Vietnam), 12 Jan 1945.USS Langley in heavy seas in the South China Sea in the morning of 13 Jan 1945. Note the trailing USS Washington riding the storm much better.Helldiver aircraft over Hornet, South China Sea, mid-Jan 1945, photo 1 of 2Helldiver aircraft over Hornet, South China Sea, mid-Jan 1945, photo 2 of 2
Anti-aircraft gun crews aboard Light Carrier USS Langley roll with the ship in heavy seas in the South China Sea, Jan 18, 1945
Anti-aircraft gun crews aboard Light Carrier USS Langley roll with the ship in heavy seas in the South China Sea, Jan 18, 1945


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