Aerial reconnaissance photograph of Majdanek Concentration Camp, Lublin, Poland, 24 Jun 1944FM-2 Wildcat of USS White Plains, fly an escort mission, probably during air strikes on Japanese facilities on Rota Island, Marianas, 24 Jun 1944PBM-3D Mariner aircraft of US Navy patrol squadron VP-216 being hoisted onto seaplane tender USS Chandeleur, anapag harbor, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 24 Jun 1944US Navy Chaplain O. David Herrmann preparing to hold religious service for US Marines on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 24 Jun 1944; note wrecked Type 95 Ha-Go light tank used as altar
Aerial reconnaissance photograph of Majdanek Concentration Camp, Lublin, Poland, 24 Jun 1944FM-2 Wildcat of USS White Plains, fly an escort mission, probably during air strikes on Japanese facilities on Rota Island, Marianas, 24 Jun 1944PBM-3D Mariner aircraft of US Navy patrol squadron VP-216 being hoisted onto seaplane tender USS Chandeleur, anapag harbor, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 24 Jun 1944US Navy Chaplain O. David Herrmann preparing to hold religious service for US Marines on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 24 Jun 1944; note wrecked Type 95 Ha-Go light tank used as altar
View of the town of Valognes, devastated by Allied bombing during the Cherbourg battle, 24 Jun 1944; note jeep
View of the town of Valognes, devastated by Allied bombing during the Cherbourg battle, 24 Jun 1944; note jeep 'Always Ruth' in foreground


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James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945