Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, Lieutenant General Holland M. Smith, Major General Henry L. Larsen, and Major General Roy S. Geiger, Orote Peninsula, Guam, Mariana Islands, 1 Aug 1944British soldier with PIAT at Saint-Martin-des-Besaces, Basse-Normandie, France, 1 Aug 1944Capt Andrew D Turner, 100th Fighter Squadron CO, and Lt. Clarence P. (Lucky) Lester on the Marsden Matting of Ramitelli Airstrip, Italy. Behind them is Maj Turner’s P-51C “Skipper’s Darlin’ III.” 1 Aug 1944. Photo 2 of 2.Damaged Railway near Coutances, Normandy, France, 1 Aug 1944
Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, Lieutenant General Holland M. Smith, Major General Henry L. Larsen, and Major General Roy S. Geiger, Orote Peninsula, Guam, Mariana Islands, 1 Aug 1944British soldier with PIAT at Saint-Martin-des-Besaces, Basse-Normandie, France, 1 Aug 1944Capt Andrew D Turner, 100th Fighter Squadron CO, and Lt. Clarence P. (Lucky) Lester on the Marsden Matting of Ramitelli Airstrip, Italy. Behind them is Maj Turner’s P-51C “Skipper’s Darlin’ III.” 1 Aug 1944. Photo 2 of 2.Damaged Railway near Coutances, Normandy, France, 1 Aug 1944
Demonstration of a captured German Panzerschreck weapon by an instructor of UK 59th Division, France, 1 Aug 1944Ensign Darrell Bennett stood beside his FM-2 Wildcat Franklin in the Mariana Islands, 1 Aug 1944; photograph taken from carrier HornetPilots of the “Tuskegee Airmen,” 332nd Fighter Group in front of P-51C “Skipper’s Darlin’ III” flown by Capt Andrew Turner (2nd from right), at Ramitelli, Italy, 1 Aug 1944. Photo 1 of 2.
Demonstration of a captured German Panzerschreck weapon by an instructor of UK 59th Division, France, 1 Aug 1944Ensign Darrell Bennett stood beside his FM-2 Wildcat 'Smokey's Lucky Witch', USS Gambier Bay, 1 Aug 1944Franklin in the Mariana Islands, 1 Aug 1944; photograph taken from carrier HornetPilots of the “Tuskegee Airmen,” 332nd Fighter Group in front of P-51C “Skipper’s Darlin’ III” flown by Capt Andrew Turner (2nd from right), at Ramitelli, Italy, 1 Aug 1944. Photo 1 of 2.
Polish insurgent fighter Lieutenant Stanislaw Jankowski and his men moments before W-hour (1700 hours) which marked the start of the Warsaw Uprising, Warsaw, Poland, 1 Aug 1944Russian Count Nicolas Roumiantzoff serving as a Lt Colonel with the Free French Division, First Spahis Regiment, takes a meal in the field in France, 1 Aug 1944. Note French helmet and uniform but US equipment otherwise.Three Swordfish aircraft, equipped with rockets, performing a training flight from St. Merryn Royal Naval Air Station, United Kingdom, 1 Aug 1944Troops of British 59th Division with a captured German 8 cm GrW 34 mortar, Vienne-en-Bessin, France, 1 Aug 1944
Polish insurgent fighter Lieutenant Stanislaw Jankowski and his men moments before W-hour (1700 hours) which marked the start of the Warsaw Uprising, Warsaw, Poland, 1 Aug 1944Russian Count Nicolas Roumiantzoff serving as a Lt Colonel with the Free French Division, First Spahis Regiment, takes a meal in the field in France, 1 Aug 1944. Note French helmet and uniform but US equipment otherwise.Three Swordfish aircraft, equipped with rockets, performing a training flight from St. Merryn Royal Naval Air Station, United Kingdom, 1 Aug 1944Troops of British 59th Division with a captured German 8 cm GrW 34 mortar, Vienne-en-Bessin, France, 1 Aug 1944
United States Navy Vice-Admirals Aubrey Fitch (left) and John McCain on the occasion of Fitch relieving McCain as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air, Washington DC, United States, 1 Aug 1944.US Navy African-American Miles Davis King carrying a loaded magazine for a 20-mm gun aboard CVE USS Tulagi en route to France, Aug 1944
United States Navy Vice-Admirals Aubrey Fitch (left) and John McCain on the occasion of Fitch relieving McCain as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air, Washington DC, United States, 1 Aug 1944.US Navy African-American Miles Davis King carrying a loaded magazine for a 20-mm gun aboard CVE USS Tulagi en route to France, Aug 1944


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