Biscayne as the flagship of the Canadian-built Chevrolet CGT and 25-pdr field gun of 51st Highland Division, Militello, Sicily, Italy, 15 Jul 1943F4U-1 Corsair fighters of US Navy VF-17 squadron in flight, 1943; seen in 15 Jul 1943 issue of US Navy publication US Naval Aviation NewsGerman Army Colonel General Hermann Hoth and Field Marshal Erich von Manstein studying a map during the Battle of Kursk, Russia, Jul 1943
Biscayne as the flagship of the 'Joss' (Licata) invasion force during the invasion of Sicily, Jul 1943; destroyer Buck in foregroundCanadian-built Chevrolet CGT and 25-pdr field gun of 51st Highland Division, Militello, Sicily, Italy, 15 Jul 1943F4U-1 Corsair fighters of US Navy VF-17 squadron in flight, 1943; seen in 15 Jul 1943 issue of US Navy publication US Naval Aviation NewsGerman Army Colonel General Hermann Hoth and Field Marshal Erich von Manstein studying a map during the Battle of Kursk, Russia, Jul 1943
Independence in San Francisco Bay, 15 Jul 1943, photo 1 of 2Independence in San Francisco Bay, 15 Jul 1943, photo 2 of 2Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith of the 306th Bomb Group saluting the colors after being awarded the Medal of Honor at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943.Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith with the 306th Bomb Group after being awarded the Medal of Honor at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943.
Independence in San Francisco Bay, 15 Jul 1943, photo 1 of 2Independence in San Francisco Bay, 15 Jul 1943, photo 2 of 2Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith of the 306th Bomb Group saluting the colors after being awarded the Medal of Honor at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943.Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith with the 306th Bomb Group after being awarded the Medal of Honor at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943.
US Secretary of War Henry Stimson presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith, at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943. Photo 1 of 4.US Secretary of War Henry Stimson presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith, at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943. Photo 2 of 4.US Secretary of War Henry Stimson presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith, at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943. Photo 3 of 4.US Secretary of War Henry Stimson presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith, at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943. Photo 4 of 4.
US Secretary of War Henry Stimson presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith, at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943. Photo 1 of 4.US Secretary of War Henry Stimson presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith, at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943. Photo 2 of 4.US Secretary of War Henry Stimson presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith, at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943. Photo 3 of 4.US Secretary of War Henry Stimson presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Maynard H. Smith, at RAF Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jul 1943. Photo 4 of 4.
USS Copahee passing under the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, California, United States, 15 Jul 1943
USS Copahee passing under the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, California, United States, 15 Jul 1943


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