Down by the bow, USS New Orleans arriving in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. The night before, New Orleans was struck by a torpedo in the Battle of Tassafaronga that blew off 150 feet of her bow.Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-109 commanded by Ensign Bryant L Larson delivering 96 survivors from the sunken cruiser USS Northampton to Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. Note the cruiser USS New Orleans at left.German woman working in an office in Minsk, Byelorussia, 1-2 Dec 1942Injured man aboard USS Minneapolis, 1 Dec 1942
Down by the bow, USS New Orleans arriving in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. The night before, New Orleans was struck by a torpedo in the Battle of Tassafaronga that blew off 150 feet of her bow.Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-109 commanded by Ensign Bryant L Larson delivering 96 survivors from the sunken cruiser USS Northampton to Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. Note the cruiser USS New Orleans at left.German woman working in an office in Minsk, Byelorussia, 1-2 Dec 1942Injured man aboard USS Minneapolis, 1 Dec 1942
Soviet 85 mm M1939 (52-K) anti-aircraft gun and crew, Leningrad, Russia, 1 Dec 1942; note the Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange building in backgroundSoviet leaders reviewing a map of Stalingrad, Russia, 1 Dec 1942; left to right: Nikita Khrushchev, Alexei Ilarionovich, Alexei Chuyanov, Andrei Eremenko Soviet snipers moving amongst ruined buildings in Stalingrad, Russia, 1 Dec 1942USS Minneapolis in Tulagi, Solomon Islands, under repair for torpedo damage received during Battle of Tassafaronga, 1 Dec 1942; note her bow being cut away
Soviet 85 mm M1939 (52-K) anti-aircraft gun and crew, Leningrad, Russia, 1 Dec 1942; note the Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange building in backgroundSoviet leaders reviewing a map of Stalingrad, Russia, 1 Dec 1942; left to right: Nikita Khrushchev, Alexei Ilarionovich, Alexei Chuyanov, Andrei Eremenko Soviet snipers moving amongst ruined buildings in Stalingrad, Russia, 1 Dec 1942USS Minneapolis in Tulagi, Solomon Islands, under repair for torpedo damage received during Battle of Tassafaronga, 1 Dec 1942; note her bow being cut away


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