|US Navy pilot Ensign C. V. 'Vern' Higman landing on Ticonderoga after a raid on Ormoc Bay, Philippine Islands, 11 Nov 1944; note AA damage on TBM-3 Avenger aircraft 'Round Trip Ticket'||TBM Avenger heavily lashed to the deck of escort carrier USS Anzio as the ship rocks with Typhoon Cobra in the Philippine Sea, 17 Dec 1944.||Cruiser USS Santa Fe rolling heavily during Typhoon Cobra in the Philippine Sea, 18 Dec 1944. Note the forward turret trained to the side so water over the bow would not enter through the gun ports.||Heavy seas of Typhoon Connie as seen from the cruiser USS Pittsburgh looking aft down her starboard side, dawn 5 Jun 1945 in the Philippine Sea. Pittsburgh lost 110-feet of her bow in this storm.|
|USS Attu, an escort carrier with a replenishment group, the morning after enduring Typhoon Connie in the Philippine Sea, 5 Jun 1945. Note at least three TBM Avengers tossed onto their backs by the storm.|
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