Australian Boomerang fighter of No. 5 Squadron RAAF taxiing past RNZAF F4U-1 Corsair fighters, Cape Torokina, Bouganville, Solomon Islands, 15 Jan 1945Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery standing in a Jeep while addressing American troops in Devon, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jan 1945. The bare-headed soldiers suggest this was a worship or memorial service.Hand-drawn post-raid map of Kaneka Soda Company chemical plant (mis-identified as a magnesium plant) by personnel of Air Group 80 aboard USS Ticonderoga, 15 Jan 1945 or later; the facilities were located in Anpin District, Tainan, TaiwanHelldiver aircraft over Hornet, South China Sea, mid-Jan 1945, photo 1 of 2
Australian Boomerang fighter of No. 5 Squadron RAAF taxiing past RNZAF F4U-1 Corsair fighters, Cape Torokina, Bouganville, Solomon Islands, 15 Jan 1945Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery standing in a Jeep while addressing American troops in Devon, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jan 1945. The bare-headed soldiers suggest this was a worship or memorial service.Hand-drawn post-raid map of Kaneka Soda Company chemical plant (mis-identified as a magnesium plant) by personnel of Air Group 80 aboard USS Ticonderoga, 15 Jan 1945 or later; the facilities were located in Anpin District, Tainan, TaiwanHelldiver aircraft over Hornet, South China Sea, mid-Jan 1945, photo 1 of 2
Helldiver aircraft over Hornet, South China Sea, mid-Jan 1945, photo 2 of 2HMS Formidable berthed at the Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia, circa Jan 1945Kaneka Soda Company chemical plant under attack by Air Group 80 aircraft from USS Ticonderoga, Tainan, Taiwan, 15 Jan 1945, photo 1 of 2Kaneka Soda Company chemical plant under attack by Air Group 80 aircraft from USS Ticonderoga, Tainan, Taiwan, 15 Jan 1945, photo 2 of 2
Helldiver aircraft over Hornet, South China Sea, mid-Jan 1945, photo 2 of 2HMS Formidable berthed at the Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia, circa Jan 1945Kaneka Soda Company chemical plant under attack by Air Group 80 aircraft from USS Ticonderoga, Tainan, Taiwan, 15 Jan 1945, photo 1 of 2Kaneka Soda Company chemical plant under attack by Air Group 80 aircraft from USS Ticonderoga, Tainan, Taiwan, 15 Jan 1945, photo 2 of 2
Lt Fred Eberle of the USAAF 333rd Fighter Squadron nursing his damaged P-38 Lighting back to Saipan after receiving battle damage over Iwo Jima, 15 Jan 1945. Photo taken from an accompanying B-24 Liberator.Men and pack mules of of US 5332nd Brigade (Provisional) in northern Burma, mid-Jan 1945Men and pack mules of of US 5332nd Brigade (Provisional) in northern Burma, mid-Jan 1945Underside view of B-24L Liberator “Flying Ass” of the 451st Bomb Group just prior to bomb release over railroad yards in Vienna, Austria, 15 Jan 1945.
Lt Fred Eberle of the USAAF 333rd Fighter Squadron nursing his damaged P-38 Lighting back to Saipan after receiving battle damage over Iwo Jima, 15 Jan 1945. Photo taken from an accompanying B-24 Liberator.Men and pack mules of of US 5332nd Brigade (Provisional) in northern Burma, mid-Jan 1945Men and pack mules of of US 5332nd Brigade (Provisional) in northern Burma, mid-Jan 1945Underside view of B-24L Liberator “Flying Ass” of the 451st Bomb Group just prior to bomb release over railroad yards in Vienna, Austria, 15 Jan 1945.


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