Amphibious Transport Ship USS Hunter Liggett approaching Mare Island Shipyard for an overhaul, Mare Island, California, United States, Mar 29, 1944. Note LCVP landing craft hanging from davits and stowed on deck.Ordinancemen working to load a Mark 10 aerial mine into the bomb bay of a TBF-1C of Torpedo Squadron VT-16 aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class), 29 Mar 1944 off the Palau Islands.US Marines practice transferring troops from LCVP landing craft to LVT Water Buffalo in the Solomons preparing for the landings on Guam, Marianas, mid-1944.
Amphibious Transport Ship USS Hunter Liggett approaching Mare Island Shipyard for an overhaul, Mare Island, California, United States, Mar 29, 1944. Note LCVP landing craft hanging from davits and stowed on deck.Ordinancemen working to load a Mark 10 aerial mine into the bomb bay of a TBF-1C of Torpedo Squadron VT-16 aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class), 29 Mar 1944 off the Palau Islands.US Marines practice transferring troops from LCVP landing craft to LVT Water Buffalo in the Solomons preparing for the landings on Guam, Marianas, mid-1944.


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James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945