A FM-2 Wildcat fighter prepared to launch from USS Charger while another flew overhead, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, United States, 8 May 1944Starboard side view of Essex-class carrier Ticonderoga being delivered to the US Navy on the morning of her commissioning, Hampton Roads, Virginia, Untied States, May 8, 1944.USS Coral Sea underway, 8 May 1944, photo 1 of 3USS Coral Sea underway, 8 May 1944, photo 2 of 3
A FM-2 Wildcat fighter prepared to launch from USS Charger while another flew overhead, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, United States, 8 May 1944Starboard side view of Essex-class carrier Ticonderoga being delivered to the US Navy on the morning of her commissioning, Hampton Roads, Virginia, Untied States, May 8, 1944.USS Coral Sea underway, 8 May 1944, photo 1 of 3USS Coral Sea underway, 8 May 1944, photo 2 of 3
USS Coral Sea underway, 8 May 1944, photo 3 of 3Wrecked Nagatsuki on the beach at Kolombangara, Solomon Islands. She was beached 5 Jul 1943 in the Battle of Kula Gulf, photographed 8 May 1944
USS Coral Sea underway, 8 May 1944, photo 3 of 3Wrecked Nagatsuki on the beach at Kolombangara, Solomon Islands. She was beached 5 Jul 1943 in the Battle of Kula Gulf, photographed 8 May 1944


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George Patton, 31 May 1944