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
Ensign 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.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 1944
Ensign 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 1944
Russian 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 1944US 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
Russian 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 1944US 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
US Navy Vice Admiral Aubrey Fitch relieves Vice Admiral John S. McCain, Sr. as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air, Washington, DC, United States, 1 Aug 1944
US Navy Vice Admiral Aubrey Fitch relieves Vice Admiral John S. McCain, Sr. as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air, Washington, DC, United States, 1 Aug 1944


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