The island of the Lexington (Essex-class) with Capt Ernest Litch speaking with Cdr JM Lane on the upper level and VAdm Marc Mitscher speaking with VAdm John McCain on the Flag Bridge, 22 Aug 1944.Commander A. M. Loker celebrating victory with cake aboard USS Oahu while at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, 15 Aug 1945Crew of USS Oahu at prayer upon hearing the news of Japanese surrender, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, 15 Aug 1945Crew of USS Oahu celebrating the news of Japanese surrender, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, 15 Aug 1945
The island of the Lexington (Essex-class) with Capt Ernest Litch speaking with Cdr JM Lane on the upper level and VAdm Marc Mitscher speaking with VAdm John McCain on the Flag Bridge, 22 Aug 1944.Commander A. M. Loker celebrating victory with cake aboard USS Oahu while at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, 15 Aug 1945Crew of USS Oahu at prayer upon hearing the news of Japanese surrender, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, 15 Aug 1945Crew of USS Oahu celebrating the news of Japanese surrender, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, 15 Aug 1945
Crew of USS Oahu, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, 15 Aug 1945Victory cake aboard USS Oahu, Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, 15 Aug 1945Victory celebration aboard USS Oahu while at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, 15 Aug 1945
Crew of USS Oahu, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, 15 Aug 1945Victory cake aboard USS Oahu, Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, 15 Aug 1945Victory celebration aboard USS Oahu while at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, 15 Aug 1945


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