All three battleships of the New Mexico-class, USS Idaho, USS New Mexico, and USS Mississippi, moored abreast at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, 17 Dec 1943Chinese soldier displaying captured Japanese chemical weapon canister, Changde, Hunan Province, China, 17 Dec 1943Louisville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 17 Dec 1943PT-354 of MTB Squadron 25 with a mount of multiple M1 Bazooka rocket launchers positioned abaft the mast, Taboga Naval Station, Panama Canal Zone, 17 Dec 1943.
All three battleships of the New Mexico-class, USS Idaho, USS New Mexico, and USS Mississippi, moored abreast at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, 17 Dec 1943Chinese soldier displaying captured Japanese chemical weapon canister, Changde, Hunan Province, China, 17 Dec 1943Louisville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 17 Dec 1943PT-354 of MTB Squadron 25 with a mount of multiple M1 Bazooka rocket launchers positioned abaft the mast, Taboga Naval Station, Panama Canal Zone, 17 Dec 1943.
Rear Admiral Richmond Turner congratulating US Marine Corps Private First Class Carl Emanuel Magnuson after Magnuson had just received a Purple Heart medal, aboard a hospital ship at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 17 Dec 1943Vice Admiral Raymond Spruance awarding Purple Heart to USMC Corporal John K. Galuszka aboard a hospital ship, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 17 Dec 1943. Corporal Galuszka had been wounded during the Gilberts Operation.
Rear Admiral Richmond Turner congratulating US Marine Corps Private First Class Carl Emanuel Magnuson after Magnuson had just received a Purple Heart medal, aboard a hospital ship at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 17 Dec 1943Vice Admiral Raymond Spruance awarding Purple Heart to USMC Corporal John K. Galuszka aboard a hospital ship, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 17 Dec 1943. Corporal Galuszka had been wounded during the Gilberts Operation.


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