Aerial photo showing damage done to Japanese naval base at Dublon Island, Truk Atoll, Caroline Islands, 17-18 Feb 1944Brigadier General Boleslaw Duch, Lieutenant General Oliver Leese, and General Wladyslaw Anders, near Cassino, Italy, 17 Feb 1944Field Marshal Erwin Rommel inspecting the Atlantic Wall at Le Treport, France, mid-Feb 1944Japanese ammunition ships in Truk Harbor being attacked by dive bombers of USS Intrepid, Caroline Islands, 17 Feb 1944
Aerial photo showing damage done to Japanese naval base at Dublon Island, Truk Atoll, Caroline Islands, 17-18 Feb 1944Brigadier General Boleslaw Duch, Lieutenant General Oliver Leese, and General Wladyslaw Anders, near Cassino, Italy, 17 Feb 1944Field Marshal Erwin Rommel inspecting the Atlantic Wall at Le Treport, France, mid-Feb 1944Japanese ammunition ships in Truk Harbor being attacked by dive bombers of USS Intrepid, Caroline Islands, 17 Feb 1944
Japanese ammunition ships in Truk Harbor destroyed by dive bombers of USS Intrepid, Caroline Islands, 17 Feb 1944, photo 1 of 2; the dive bomber that caused this destruction was also lost in the blastJapanese ammunition ships in Truk Harbor destroyed by dive bombers of USS Intrepid, Caroline Islands, 17 Feb 1944, photo 2 of 2; the dive bomber that caused this destruction was also lost in the blastJapanese freighter at Truk, Caroline Islands hit by a torpedo dropped from a US Navy squadron VT-10 Avenger aircraft, 17 Feb 1944, photo 1 of 2Japanese freighter at Truk, Caroline Islands hit by a torpedo dropped from a US Navy squadron VT-10 Avenger aircraft, 17 Feb 1944, photo 2 of 2
Japanese ammunition ships in Truk Harbor destroyed by dive bombers of USS Intrepid, Caroline Islands, 17 Feb 1944, photo 1 of 2; the dive bomber that caused this destruction was also lost in the blastJapanese ammunition ships in Truk Harbor destroyed by dive bombers of USS Intrepid, Caroline Islands, 17 Feb 1944, photo 2 of 2; the dive bomber that caused this destruction was also lost in the blastJapanese freighter at Truk, Caroline Islands hit by a torpedo dropped from a US Navy squadron VT-10 Avenger aircraft, 17 Feb 1944, photo 1 of 2Japanese freighter at Truk, Caroline Islands hit by a torpedo dropped from a US Navy squadron VT-10 Avenger aircraft, 17 Feb 1944, photo 2 of 2
Japanese ships being bombed during attack on Truk, Caroline Islands, 17 Feb 1944; photo taken by an aircraft from USS IntrepidSubmarine tender Heian Maru burning during Truk attack, 17 Feb 1944US Marines landing on Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, 17 Feb 1944US Marines on the beaches of Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, 17 Feb 1944
Japanese ships being bombed during attack on Truk, Caroline Islands, 17 Feb 1944; photo taken by an aircraft from USS IntrepidSubmarine tender Heian Maru burning during Truk attack, 17 Feb 1944US Marines landing on Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, 17 Feb 1944US Marines on the beaches of Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, 17 Feb 1944
US Navy F6F Hellcat fighters of VF-10 US Navy SBD Dauntless dive bombers over Truk Atoll, Caroline Islands, 16-18 Feb 1944USS Miami prowing through a wave during her shakedown cruise, 17 Feb 1944; photo taken from USS Quincy
US Navy F6F Hellcat fighters of VF-10 'Grim Reapers' of Carrier Air Group 10 landed on carrier Enterprise after attack on Truk, 17-18 Feb 1944; note folded wingsUS Navy SBD Dauntless dive bombers over Truk Atoll, Caroline Islands, 16-18 Feb 1944USS Miami prowing through a wave during her shakedown cruise, 17 Feb 1944; photo taken from USS Quincy


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