Aerial view of Ryujo during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 Aug 1942Akimoto Tamotsu and Koitabashi Hiroshi flying their D3A carrier dive bomber (foreground) returning to carrier Shokaku after attacking USS Enterprise during Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 Aug 1942Bomb dropped by Japanese pilot Kazumi Horie exploding on the flight deck of USS Enterprise during Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 Aug 1942Japanese D3A dive bomber being shot down over USS Enterprise during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 Aug 1942
Aerial view of Ryujo during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 Aug 1942Akimoto Tamotsu and Koitabashi Hiroshi flying their D3A carrier dive bomber (foreground) returning to carrier Shokaku after attacking USS Enterprise during Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 Aug 1942Bomb dropped by Japanese pilot Kazumi Horie exploding on the flight deck of USS Enterprise during Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 Aug 1942Japanese D3A dive bomber being shot down over USS Enterprise during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 Aug 1942


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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945