American casualties lying on stretchers aboard a landing craft, awaiting evacuation, Munda Point, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 12 Jul 1943American night-time naval gunfire against Japanese positions at New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 12 Jul 1943American soldiers looking at a dead German pilot and his wrecked aircraft near Gela, Sicily, Italy, 12 Jul 1943Cruiser USS St Louis departing Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 12 Jul 1943. The bow of fleet oiler USS Lackawanna is visible on the right.
American casualties lying on stretchers aboard a landing craft, awaiting evacuation, Munda Point, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 12 Jul 1943American night-time naval gunfire against Japanese positions at New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 12 Jul 1943American soldiers looking at a dead German pilot and his wrecked aircraft near Gela, Sicily, Italy, 12 Jul 1943Cruiser USS St Louis departing Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 12 Jul 1943. The bow of fleet oiler USS Lackawanna is visible on the right.
Grave of the first American casualty on the beach near Gela during the invasion of Sicily, Italy, 12 Jul 1943LST unloading vehicles and supplies on the beach in Gela, Sicily, Italy, Jul 1943; note Ford GPW Jeep in foregroundRussian Army ZIS-3 76.2mm divisional guns deployed in anti-tank roles at the Battle of Kursk, Jul 1943
Grave of the first American casualty on the beach near Gela during the invasion of Sicily, Italy, 12 Jul 1943LST unloading vehicles and supplies on the beach in Gela, Sicily, Italy, Jul 1943; note Ford GPW Jeep in foregroundRussian Army ZIS-3 76.2mm divisional guns deployed in anti-tank roles at the Battle of Kursk, Jul 1943


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