Flight deck crew chief giving taxiing instructions to a just-landed TBM-1C Avenger of Torpedo Squadron 81 aboard USS Wasp, 23 Dec 1944; the aircraft had just returned from searching for Typhoon Cobra survivorsMen of US 7th Armored Division manning a 3-in M5 anti-tank gun at a road near Vielsalm, Belgium, 23 Dec 1944Two soldiers of US 101st Airborne Division manning a forward post near a road, near Bastogne, Belgium, 23 Dec 1944USS Wasp launching aircraft to search for survivors following Typhoon Cobra, 23 Dec 1944
Flight deck crew chief giving taxiing instructions to a just-landed TBM-1C Avenger of Torpedo Squadron 81 aboard USS Wasp, 23 Dec 1944; the aircraft had just returned from searching for Typhoon Cobra survivorsMen of US 7th Armored Division manning a 3-in M5 anti-tank gun at a road near Vielsalm, Belgium, 23 Dec 1944Two soldiers of US 101st Airborne Division manning a forward post near a road, near Bastogne, Belgium, 23 Dec 1944USS Wasp launching aircraft to search for survivors following Typhoon Cobra, 23 Dec 1944
View of USS Wasp
View of USS Wasp's 5-inch guns and island, 23 Dec 1944


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