Capt Dixie Kiefer (left) and executive officer Cdr Willian Burch, both badly injured in an air attack four days earlier, being prepared for transfer from Ticonderoga to the hospital ship Samaritan at Ulithi, 25 Jan 1945Captain Dixie Kiefer, badly injured in an air attack four days earlier, addressing his crew one more time before being transferred from USS Ticonderoga to the hospital ship Samaritan at Ulithi, 25 Jan 1945.F4U Corsair of Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-124 on the flight deck of USS Essex, 25 Jan 1945.USS Hornet (Essex-class), distance, steaming with USS Langley (Independence-class) and USS Enterprise on their way back to Ulithi Atoll in the Caroline Islands, 25 Jan 1945.
Capt Dixie Kiefer (left) and executive officer Cdr Willian Burch, both badly injured in an air attack four days earlier, being prepared for transfer from Ticonderoga to the hospital ship Samaritan at Ulithi, 25 Jan 1945Captain Dixie Kiefer, badly injured in an air attack four days earlier, addressing his crew one more time before being transferred from USS Ticonderoga to the hospital ship Samaritan at Ulithi, 25 Jan 1945.F4U Corsair of Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-124 on the flight deck of USS Essex, 25 Jan 1945.USS Hornet (Essex-class), distance, steaming with USS Langley (Independence-class) and USS Enterprise on their way back to Ulithi Atoll in the Caroline Islands, 25 Jan 1945.


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