Anti-aircraft tracers in the night sky above Yontan Airfield, Okinawa, Japan, 28 Apr 1945; note US Marine Corps Corsair fighters in foregroundChurch service on carrier FranklinEnsign Richard Hansen (with Division Chief Kenneth Firestone) inspecting sailors aboard USS Anzio, 28 Apr 1945Franklin anchored in New York Harbor, New York, United States, 28 Apr 1945
Anti-aircraft tracers in the night sky above Yontan Airfield, Okinawa, Japan, 28 Apr 1945; note US Marine Corps Corsair fighters in foregroundChurch service on carrier Franklin's ruined hangar deck, in or near New York Harbor, New York, United States, circa 28 Apr 1945Ensign Richard Hansen (with Division Chief Kenneth Firestone) inspecting sailors aboard USS Anzio, 28 Apr 1945Franklin anchored in New York Harbor, New York, United States, 28 Apr 1945
German SS women made to bury victims of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, 28 Apr 1945Soviet and US officers near Elbe River, Germany, 28 Apr 1945; note left Soviet officerUSS Franklin in New York Harbor, New York, United States, circa 28 Apr 1945; note Manhattan skyline in backgroundUSS Franklin sailing past USS Marblehead in New York Harbor, New York, United States, 28 Apr 1945
German SS women made to bury victims of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, 28 Apr 1945Soviet and US officers near Elbe River, Germany, 28 Apr 1945; note left Soviet officer's TT-33, center Soviet capt's Luger in belt, right US lieutenant's holstered Colt 1911 and in-hand Walther P38USS Franklin in New York Harbor, New York, United States, circa 28 Apr 1945; note Manhattan skyline in backgroundUSS Franklin sailing past USS Marblehead in New York Harbor, New York, United States, 28 Apr 1945


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