Franklin Roosevelt with USMC pilot Kenneth Walsh at the White House, Washington DC, United States, 8 Feb 1944; note Adm Ernest King, LtGen Alexander Vandegrift, Asst Secretary of Navy Ralph Bard, and Mrs WalshMechanics at Laredo Army Air Field, Texas, US checked a B-24 bomber before its flight, 8 Feb 1944Sherman BARV vehicle, Earls Court, London, England, United Kingdom, 8 Feb 1944USS Langley at anchor in Kwajalein Lagoon, 8 Feb 1944
Franklin Roosevelt with USMC pilot Kenneth Walsh at the White House, Washington DC, United States, 8 Feb 1944; note Adm Ernest King, LtGen Alexander Vandegrift, Asst Secretary of Navy Ralph Bard, and Mrs WalshMechanics at Laredo Army Air Field, Texas, US checked a B-24 bomber before its flight, 8 Feb 1944Sherman BARV vehicle, Earls Court, London, England, United Kingdom, 8 Feb 1944USS Langley at anchor in Kwajalein Lagoon, 8 Feb 1944
USS Saratoga underway in the Marshall Islands area, 8 Feb 1944; note SBD Dauntless and F6F Hellcat aircraft on the flight deckWrecked Mikazuki being inspected by USMC personnel, off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 8 Feb 1944; note 4.7-inch gun and nearby bomb hole, viewed from searchlight platformWrecked Mikazuki being inspected by USMC personnel, off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 8 Feb 1944; note 4.7-inch gun on the after deckhouse without breechblockWrecked Mikazuki being inspected by USMC personnel, off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 8 Feb 1944; note 4.7-inch gun on the after deckhouse without breechblock
USS Saratoga underway in the Marshall Islands area, 8 Feb 1944; note SBD Dauntless and F6F Hellcat aircraft on the flight deckWrecked Mikazuki being inspected by USMC personnel, off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 8 Feb 1944; note 4.7-inch gun and nearby bomb hole, viewed from searchlight platformWrecked Mikazuki being inspected by USMC personnel, off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 8 Feb 1944; note 4.7-inch gun on the after deckhouse without breechblockWrecked Mikazuki being inspected by USMC personnel, off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 8 Feb 1944; note 4.7-inch gun on the after deckhouse without breechblock
Wrecked Mikazuki being inspected by USMC personnel, off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 8 Feb 1944; note depth charge mortar and rackWrecked Mikazuki being inspected by USMC personnel, off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 8 Feb 1944; note depth charge mortar and rackWrecked Mikazuki being inspected by USMC personnel, off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 8 Feb 1944; note searchlight, radio direction finder, and torpedo reloading tracksWrecked Mikazuki being inspected by USMC personnel, off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 8 Feb 1944; note stern, viewed from the after deckhouse
Wrecked Mikazuki being inspected by USMC personnel, off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 8 Feb 1944; note depth charge mortar and rackWrecked Mikazuki being inspected by USMC personnel, off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 8 Feb 1944; note depth charge mortar and rackWrecked Mikazuki being inspected by USMC personnel, off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 8 Feb 1944; note searchlight, radio direction finder, and torpedo reloading tracksWrecked Mikazuki being inspected by USMC personnel, off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 8 Feb 1944; note stern, viewed from the after deckhouse
Wrecked Mikazuki being inspected by USMC personnel, off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 8 Feb 1944; note triple mounting for 25mm anti-aircraft machine guns (guns removed) on the after deckhouse
Wrecked Mikazuki being inspected by USMC personnel, off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 8 Feb 1944; note triple mounting for 25mm anti-aircraft machine guns (guns removed) on the after deckhouse


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