40mm gun crew of an unidentified American cruiser watched as lighter vessels shelled a Japanese storage dump (note smoke in center), Asan Beachhead, Guam, Mariana Islands, 21 Jul 1944Battleship USS Tennessee bombarding Guam, Mariana Islands, 20 or 21 Jul 1944. Note the Measure 32, Design 1D paint scheme; only Tennessee was painted this way.Brigadier General William Bergin, Brigadier General Hayden Boatner, Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell resting with cups of cocoa while watching a movie at Shadazup, Burma, 21 Jul 1944Cruiser USS St Louis bombarding Guam, Mariana Islands, 21 Jul 1944. Note the Measure 32, Design 2C paint scheme; only St Louis and Honolulu were painted this way.
40mm gun crew of an unidentified American cruiser watched as lighter vessels shelled a Japanese storage dump (note smoke in center), Asan Beachhead, Guam, Mariana Islands, 21 Jul 1944Battleship USS Tennessee bombarding Guam, Mariana Islands, 20 or 21 Jul 1944. Note the Measure 32, Design 1D paint scheme; only Tennessee was painted this way.Brigadier General William Bergin, Brigadier General Hayden Boatner, Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell resting with cups of cocoa while watching a movie at Shadazup, Burma, 21 Jul 1944Cruiser USS St Louis bombarding Guam, Mariana Islands, 21 Jul 1944. Note the Measure 32, Design 2C paint scheme; only St Louis and Honolulu were painted this way.
LVT vessels off Guam, 21 Jul 1944Pennsylvania bombarding Guam with her 14-in and 5-in guns, 21 Jul 1944Two US officers plant the first American flag on Guam eight minutes after US Marines and Army assault troops landed on the beaches, 21 Jul 1944US Marine Gill A. Gideon, Jr. with M1 Carbine on Guam, Mariana Islands, 21 Jul 1944
LVT vessels off Guam, 21 Jul 1944Pennsylvania bombarding Guam with her 14-in and 5-in guns, 21 Jul 1944Two US officers plant the first American flag on Guam eight minutes after US Marines and Army assault troops landed on the beaches, 21 Jul 1944US Marine Gill A. Gideon, Jr. with M1 Carbine on Guam, Mariana Islands, 21 Jul 1944
US Marines landing on Guam using LCMs, 21 Jul 1944
US Marines landing on Guam using LCMs, 21 Jul 1944


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