Destroyer USS Knapp with battleship USS Alabama of Task Group 58.3 steaming from New Guinea toward Truk, 28 Apr 1944.F6F-3 Hellcats of Fighting Squadron 16 (VF-16) landing aboard the USS Lexington (Essex-class), north of Manaus, 28 Apr 1944. Note battleship USS South Dakota crossing Lexington’s wake.Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell awarding a Silver Star medal to a Chinese soldier in the field, about six miles south of Laban, northern Burma, 28 Apr 1944Major Nellus Rhodes, Colonel Carlton Smith, Colonel Rothwell Brown, Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell, and General Liao Yaoxiang at Liao
Destroyer USS Knapp with battleship USS Alabama of Task Group 58.3 steaming from New Guinea toward Truk, 28 Apr 1944.F6F-3 Hellcats of Fighting Squadron 16 (VF-16) landing aboard the USS Lexington (Essex-class), north of Manaus, 28 Apr 1944. Note battleship USS South Dakota crossing Lexington’s wake.Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell awarding a Silver Star medal to a Chinese soldier in the field, about six miles south of Laban, northern Burma, 28 Apr 1944Major Nellus Rhodes, Colonel Carlton Smith, Colonel Rothwell Brown, Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell, and General Liao Yaoxiang at Liao's headquarters about six miles south of Laban, Burma, 28 Apr 1944
Map depicting the movement of Allied H, K, and M forces toward Myitkyina, Burma, 28 Apr to 16 May 1944Mugford off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Apr 1944; note US Navy camouflage Measure 32, Design 1dUSS Aquarius (AKA-16) and USS Titania (AKA-13) unloading United States Marines at Pavuvu, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, 28 Apr 1944
Map depicting the movement of Allied H, K, and M forces toward Myitkyina, Burma, 28 Apr to 16 May 1944Mugford off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Apr 1944; note US Navy camouflage Measure 32, Design 1dUSS Aquarius (AKA-16) and USS Titania (AKA-13) unloading United States Marines at Pavuvu, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, 28 Apr 1944


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