Battleship Washington alongside AR-4 Vestal for initial repairs after colliding with battleship Indiana, 1 Feb 1944Battleship Washington underway with a collapsed bow after colliding with battleship Indiana, 1 Feb 1944Bradley, Ramsay, Tedder, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Leigh-Mallory, and Smith at a SHAEF conference in London, England, United Kingdom, 1 Feb 1944, photo 1 of 7Bradley, Ramsay, Tedder, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Leigh-Mallory, and Smith at a SHAEF conference in London, England, United Kingdom, 1 Feb 1944, photo 2 of 7
Battleship Washington alongside AR-4 Vestal for initial repairs after colliding with battleship Indiana, 1 Feb 1944Battleship Washington underway with a collapsed bow after colliding with battleship Indiana, 1 Feb 1944Bradley, Ramsay, Tedder, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Leigh-Mallory, and Smith at a SHAEF conference in London, England, United Kingdom, 1 Feb 1944, photo 1 of 7Bradley, Ramsay, Tedder, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Leigh-Mallory, and Smith at a SHAEF conference in London, England, United Kingdom, 1 Feb 1944, photo 2 of 7
Bradley, Ramsay, Tedder, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Leigh-Mallory, and Smith at a SHAEF conference in London, England, United Kingdom, 1 Feb 1944, photo 3 of 7Bradley, Ramsay, Tedder, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Leigh-Mallory, and Smith at a SHAEF conference in London, England, United Kingdom, 1 Feb 1944, photo 4 of 7Bradley, Ramsay, Tedder, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Leigh-Mallory, and Smith at a SHAEF conference in London, England, United Kingdom, 1 Feb 1944, photo 5 of 7Bradley, Ramsay, Tedder, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Leigh-Mallory, and Smith at a SHAEF conference in London, England, United Kingdom, 1 Feb 1944, photo 6 of 7
Bradley, Ramsay, Tedder, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Leigh-Mallory, and Smith at a SHAEF conference in London, England, United Kingdom, 1 Feb 1944, photo 3 of 7Bradley, Ramsay, Tedder, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Leigh-Mallory, and Smith at a SHAEF conference in London, England, United Kingdom, 1 Feb 1944, photo 4 of 7Bradley, Ramsay, Tedder, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Leigh-Mallory, and Smith at a SHAEF conference in London, England, United Kingdom, 1 Feb 1944, photo 5 of 7Bradley, Ramsay, Tedder, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Leigh-Mallory, and Smith at a SHAEF conference in London, England, United Kingdom, 1 Feb 1944, photo 6 of 7
Bradley, Ramsay, Tedder, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Leigh-Mallory, and Smith at a SHAEF conference in London, England, United Kingdom, 1 Feb 1944, photo 7 of 7M2 Howitzers in action at Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, circa late Jan or early Feb 1944Map of Allied force dispositions at Anzio, Italy, 1 Feb 1944Soldiers of the US Army 7th Division moving a 37 mm Gun M3 anti-tank gun on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, Feb 1944
Bradley, Ramsay, Tedder, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Leigh-Mallory, and Smith at a SHAEF conference in London, England, United Kingdom, 1 Feb 1944, photo 7 of 7M2 Howitzers in action at Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, circa late Jan or early Feb 1944Map of Allied force dispositions at Anzio, Italy, 1 Feb 1944Soldiers of the US Army 7th Division moving a 37 mm Gun M3 anti-tank gun on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, Feb 1944
Strike photo taken from USS Intrepid aircraft showing severe damage to the runways and the surrounding areas on Roi Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, 1 Feb 1944.US Army troops off the Kwajalein invasion beach, Marshall Islands, 1 Feb 1944US Army troops waiting on the invasion beach on Kwajalein, 1 Feb 1944US battleships South Dakota and Alabama on their way to the Marshall Islands to shell Roi and Namur islands, 1 Feb 1944
Strike photo taken from USS Intrepid aircraft showing severe damage to the runways and the surrounding areas on Roi Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, 1 Feb 1944.US Army troops off the Kwajalein invasion beach, Marshall Islands, 1 Feb 1944US Army troops waiting on the invasion beach on Kwajalein, 1 Feb 1944US battleships South Dakota and Alabama on their way to the Marshall Islands to shell Roi and Namur islands, 1 Feb 1944
US Marine Corps machine gun crew operating a Browning M1919A4 machine gun, Marshall Islands, circa early Feb 1944US Marine signalmen setting up a command post in the streets of Roi-Namur, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 1 Feb 1944US Marines on a beach on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 1 Feb 1944USS Coral Sea a short distance off Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, 1 Feb 1944; photo taken from USS Manila Bay
US Marine Corps machine gun crew operating a Browning M1919A4 machine gun, Marshall Islands, circa early Feb 1944US Marine signalmen setting up a command post in the streets of Roi-Namur, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 1 Feb 1944US Marines on a beach on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 1 Feb 1944USS Coral Sea a short distance off Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, 1 Feb 1944; photo taken from USS Manila Bay


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