African-American US Navy StewardAircraft of squadron VB-80 from USS Ticonderoga attacking the railroad south of Heito Airfield, southern Taiwan, 9 Jan 1945General Douglas MacArthur coming ashore from an LCVP on Lingayen Gulf Blue 1 landing beach, Luzon, Philippines, 9 Jan 1945. Note Chief of Staff Lt General R.K. Sutherland beside him.General Douglas MacArthur in an LCVP getting ready to go ashore on Lingayen Gulf Blue 1 landing beach, Luzon, Philippines, 9 Jan 1945. Note Chief of Staff Lt General R.K. Sutherland beside him.
African-American US Navy Steward's Mate 2nd Class James Lee Frazer reading the Bible aboard a ship, 9 Jan 1945Aircraft of squadron VB-80 from USS Ticonderoga attacking the railroad south of Heito Airfield, southern Taiwan, 9 Jan 1945General Douglas MacArthur coming ashore from an LCVP on Lingayen Gulf Blue 1 landing beach, Luzon, Philippines, 9 Jan 1945. Note Chief of Staff Lt General R.K. Sutherland beside him.General Douglas MacArthur in an LCVP getting ready to go ashore on Lingayen Gulf Blue 1 landing beach, Luzon, Philippines, 9 Jan 1945. Note Chief of Staff Lt General R.K. Sutherland beside him.
Hand-drawn map of Air Group 80 of USS Ticonderoga 9 Jan 1945 attack on Heito Airfield, southern TaiwanHeito Airfield under attack by aircraft of squadron VB-80 from USS Ticonderoga, southern Taiwan, 9 Jan 1945, photo 1 of 3Heito Airfield under attack by aircraft of squadron VB-80 from USS Ticonderoga, southern Taiwan, 9 Jan 1945, photo 2 of 3Heito Airfield under attack by aircraft of squadron VB-80 from USS Ticonderoga, southern Taiwan, 9 Jan 1945, photo 3 of 3
Hand-drawn map of Air Group 80 of USS Ticonderoga 9 Jan 1945 attack on Heito Airfield, southern TaiwanHeito Airfield under attack by aircraft of squadron VB-80 from USS Ticonderoga, southern Taiwan, 9 Jan 1945, photo 1 of 3Heito Airfield under attack by aircraft of squadron VB-80 from USS Ticonderoga, southern Taiwan, 9 Jan 1945, photo 2 of 3Heito Airfield under attack by aircraft of squadron VB-80 from USS Ticonderoga, southern Taiwan, 9 Jan 1945, photo 3 of 3
Kinkaid aboard USS Wasatch in Lingayen Gulf, Leyte, Philippines, 9 Jan 1945LSTs and LCVPs unloading men, equipment, and provisions on White Beach Two in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 9 Jan 1945.Map of landing beaches in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 9 Jan 1945Overhead strike photo of bomb splashes and burning ships in Takao harbor (Kaohsiung) on Formosa (Taiwan), Jan 9, 1945
Kinkaid aboard USS Wasatch in Lingayen Gulf, Leyte, Philippines, 9 Jan 1945LSTs and LCVPs unloading men, equipment, and provisions on White Beach Two in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 9 Jan 1945.Map of landing beaches in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 9 Jan 1945Overhead strike photo of bomb splashes and burning ships in Takao harbor (Kaohsiung) on Formosa (Taiwan), Jan 9, 1945
US Coast Guard LCVP landing craft carried invasion troops toward Luzon in Lingayen Gulf, 9 Jan 1945
US Coast Guard LCVP landing craft carried invasion troops toward Luzon in Lingayen Gulf, 9 Jan 1945


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