Bow view of USS Springer, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1944Destroyer Claxton, heavy cruiser Canberra, and destroyer Killen being repaired in floating drydock USS ABSD-2, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 2 Dec 1944Destroyer Killen, heavy cruiser Canberra, and destroyer Claxton being repaired in floating drydock USS ABSD-2, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 2 Dec 1944Four Essex-class carriers at anchor at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, about 1600 on 2 Dec 1944; L to R: Wasp, Yorktown, Hornet, Hancock; viewed from Ticonderoga with sight of her F6F-5 Hellcat fighters
Bow view of USS Springer, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1944Destroyer Claxton, heavy cruiser Canberra, and destroyer Killen being repaired in floating drydock USS ABSD-2, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 2 Dec 1944Destroyer Killen, heavy cruiser Canberra, and destroyer Claxton being repaired in floating drydock USS ABSD-2, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 2 Dec 1944Four Essex-class carriers at anchor at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, about 1600 on 2 Dec 1944; L to R: Wasp, Yorktown, Hornet, Hancock; viewed from Ticonderoga with sight of her F6F-5 Hellcat fighters
K-class airship with Blimp Squadron ZP-14 on a stop-over in Oran, Algeria, 2 Dec 1944.Map depicting the US 3rd ArmyPort side view of USS Springer, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1944Remains of two fallen German soldiers, France, 2 Dec 1944
K-class airship with Blimp Squadron ZP-14 on a stop-over in Oran, Algeria, 2 Dec 1944.Map depicting the US 3rd Army's November Offensive, 8 Nov-2 Dec 1944Port side view of USS Springer, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1944Remains of two fallen German soldiers, France, 2 Dec 1944
Stern view of USS Springer, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1944
Stern view of USS Springer, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1944


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