Captain Fred C Dickey taking command at the commissioning of USS Hancock, Navy Yard Annex, South Boston, 15 Apr 1944. Note Commandant First Naval District RearAdm Robert Theobald seated behind Dickey.Lieutenant General Ira Eaker flying an aircraft over Italy toward Anzio, 15 Apr 1944Map depicting movements for Operation Ichigo, mid-Apr 1944US Army DUKWs on the beach at Anzio, Italy, 15 Apr 1944.
Captain Fred C Dickey taking command at the commissioning of USS Hancock, Navy Yard Annex, South Boston, 15 Apr 1944. Note Commandant First Naval District RearAdm Robert Theobald seated behind Dickey.Lieutenant General Ira Eaker flying an aircraft over Italy toward Anzio, 15 Apr 1944Map depicting movements for Operation Ichigo, mid-Apr 1944US Army DUKWs on the beach at Anzio, Italy, 15 Apr 1944.
USS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10DUSS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 2 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10DUSS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 3 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10DUSS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 4 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10D
USS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10DUSS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 2 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10DUSS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 3 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10DUSS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1944, photo 4 of 4; note camouflage measure 32 design 6/10D


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