|A column of smoke from burning oil tanks rising above the deserted streets of Singapore, Feb 1942; note General Post Office in foreground, now Fullerton Hotel Singapore||Cruiser Salt Lake City firing her 8-in guns on either Wotje, Marshall islands on 1 Feb 1942 or Wake Island on 24 Feb 1942; note SOC Seagull floatplane onboard||Cruiser USS Northampton firing her 5-inch guns in a bombardment of Wotje in the Marshall Islands, 1 Feb 1942. Note cruiser Salt Lake City in the background. Page 2 of 2.||Cruiser USS Northampton firing her 8-inch guns in a bombardment of Wotje in the Marshall Islands, 1 Feb 1942. Note cruiser Salt Lake City in the background. Page 1 of 2.|
|Lieutenant Commander Bill Burch and Ensign Thomas Reeves flying SBD dive bombers over Makin, Gilbert Islands, 1 Feb 1942||Newly built T-34 tanks being prepared for rail transport to Eastern Europe, Uralmash production facility, Sverdlovsk, Russia, 1 Feb 1942||SOC aircraft flew over Wotje Atoll, Marshall Islands, during attack on Japanese airfields by gunfire from cruisers Salt Lake City and Northampton, 1 Feb 1942; note burning ammunition and fuel dumps||Soviet troops fighting near Staritsa, Russia, 1 Feb 1942|
|US Navy pilot Lt Wilson R. Bartlett of cruiser Chester returning from observation flight to Taroa, Marshall Islands, 1 Feb 1942; note bomb damage in background and wingtips of his SOC Seagull aircraft|
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