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A B-24M-1-FO Liberator bomber of the 15th Air Force released its bombs on the railyards at Muhldorf, Germany, 19 Mar 1945Aerial view of the USS Santa Fe close aboard the badly burning USS Franklin, 19 Mar 1945, southeast of Japan. Note Franklin’s buckled forward elevator and the water streams from Santa Fe’s stern onto the Franklin.Angled view of the carrier Franklin burning and listing badly after bomb hits aft set off more bombs and fueled aircraft, 19 Mar 1945. Note burning fuel pouring off the hangar deck.B-24J Liberators of the 15th Air Force return from mission to Mühldorf, Germany to their base in Italy, Mar 19 1945. Note the island of Drvenik Veliki, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) below.
A B-24M-1-FO Liberator bomber of the 15th Air Force released its bombs on the railyards at Muhldorf, Germany, 19 Mar 1945Aerial view of the USS Santa Fe close aboard the badly burning USS Franklin, 19 Mar 1945, southeast of Japan. Note Franklin’s buckled forward elevator and the water streams from Santa Fe’s stern onto the Franklin.Angled view of the carrier Franklin burning and listing badly after bomb hits aft set off more bombs and fueled aircraft, 19 Mar 1945. Note burning fuel pouring off the hangar deck.B-24J Liberators of the 15th Air Force return from mission to Mühldorf, Germany to their base in Italy, Mar 19 1945. Note the island of Drvenik Veliki, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) below.
Carrier FranklinExplosions continue to rock the listing carrier USS Franklin after a Japanese bomb detonated in the hangar deck and ignited the armed and fueled aircraft there, 19 Mar 1945. Seen from the cruiser Santa Fe.Franklin listing and afire after being hit by two bombs, off Japan, 19 Mar 1945; photograph taken from cruiser Santa FeKaiyo (center) under attack by SB2C Helldiver bombers from USS Essex, Kure, Japan, 19 Mar 1945; the carrier at bottom was either Amagi or Katsuragi
Carrier Franklin's after 5in gun mounting burning as result of bomb hit, off Japan, 19 Mar 1945; photograph taken from cruiser Santa FeExplosions continue to rock the listing carrier USS Franklin after a Japanese bomb detonated in the hangar deck and ignited the armed and fueled aircraft there, 19 Mar 1945. Seen from the cruiser Santa Fe.Franklin listing and afire after being hit by two bombs, off Japan, 19 Mar 1945; photograph taken from cruiser Santa FeKaiyo (center) under attack by SB2C Helldiver bombers from USS Essex, Kure, Japan, 19 Mar 1945; the carrier at bottom was either Amagi or Katsuragi
Map of defensive installations on Iwo Jima, Japan, 19 Feb-19 Mar 1945OThe carrier Franklin burning and listing badly after bomb hits aft set off more bombs and fueled aircraft, 19 Mar 1945. Note burning fuel pouring off the hangar deck and dislodged forward elevator.The carrier Franklin still listing badly after fires were brought under control following bomb hits aft that set off more bombs and fueled aircraft, 19 Mar 1945.
Map of defensive installations on Iwo Jima, Japan, 19 Feb-19 Mar 1945O'Callahan giving last rites to a seriously injured crewman Robert C. Blanchard (who later survived the ordeal) aboard carrier Franklin, 19 Mar 1945The carrier Franklin burning and listing badly after bomb hits aft set off more bombs and fueled aircraft, 19 Mar 1945. Note burning fuel pouring off the hangar deck and dislodged forward elevator.The carrier Franklin still listing badly after fires were brought under control following bomb hits aft that set off more bombs and fueled aircraft, 19 Mar 1945.
The splash close aboard the port side of USS Essex was caused by a Japanese D4Y Suisei dive bomber that crossed over the flight deck forward of the island before dropping into the sea, 19 Mar 1945US Navy African-American Seaman 2nd Class Napoleon Reid standing on lookout on a ship in the Pacific Ocean, 19 Mar 1945USS Essex under Japanese attack, off Japan, 19 Mar 1945USS Franklin burning and listing after being hit by a Japanese bomb off Japan, 19 Mar 1945. Note firefighting water pouring off the hangar deck into the sea. Photo taken from USS Santa Fe.
The splash close aboard the port side of USS Essex was caused by a Japanese D4Y Suisei dive bomber that crossed over the flight deck forward of the island before dropping into the sea, 19 Mar 1945US Navy African-American Seaman 2nd Class Napoleon Reid standing on lookout on a ship in the Pacific Ocean, 19 Mar 1945USS Essex under Japanese attack, off Japan, 19 Mar 1945USS Franklin burning and listing after being hit by a Japanese bomb off Japan, 19 Mar 1945. Note firefighting water pouring off the hangar deck into the sea. Photo taken from USS Santa Fe.
USS Franklin on fire and suffering more explosions after being hit by a Japanese bomb off Japan, 19 Mar 1945. Franklin would survive but only barely.USS Iowa departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, circa 19 Mar 1945USS Yorktown (Essex-class) steaming in Task Group 58.4 en route to launch area off Kyushu, Japan, 19 Mar 1945. Photo likely taken from Intrepid with Langley behind Yorktown. Photo 1 of 2USS Yorktown (Essex-class) steaming in Task Group 58.4 en route to launch area off Kyushu, Japan, 19 Mar 1945. Photo likely taken from Intrepid with Langley behind Yorktown. Photo 2 of 2
USS Franklin on fire and suffering more explosions after being hit by a Japanese bomb off Japan, 19 Mar 1945. Franklin would survive but only barely.USS Iowa departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard, California, United States, circa 19 Mar 1945USS Yorktown (Essex-class) steaming in Task Group 58.4 en route to launch area off Kyushu, Japan, 19 Mar 1945. Photo likely taken from Intrepid with Langley behind Yorktown. Photo 1 of 2USS Yorktown (Essex-class) steaming in Task Group 58.4 en route to launch area off Kyushu, Japan, 19 Mar 1945. Photo likely taken from Intrepid with Langley behind Yorktown. Photo 2 of 2

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