After 110 feet of USS Pittsburgh’s bow broke off during Typhoon Connie, she made her best speed of 8.5 knots for Guam with the sea pressing against the blunt end of an interior bulkhead and water-tight doors, 6-9 Jun 1944.After the leading edge of USS Hornet’s flight deck was collapsed in Typhoon Connie, F6F Hellcats were launched over the stern as the carrier steamed in reverse at 18.5 knots, 6 Jun 1945.Canadian M4 Sherman tank General Anthony McAuliffe unveiling the German surrender document in the rotunda of the National Archives Building, Washington DC, United States, 6 Jun 1945
After 110 feet of USS Pittsburgh’s bow broke off during Typhoon Connie, she made her best speed of 8.5 knots for Guam with the sea pressing against the blunt end of an interior bulkhead and water-tight doors, 6-9 Jun 1944.After the leading edge of USS Hornet’s flight deck was collapsed in Typhoon Connie, F6F Hellcats were launched over the stern as the carrier steamed in reverse at 18.5 knots, 6 Jun 1945.Canadian M4 Sherman tank 'Bomb', 6 Jun 1945General Anthony McAuliffe unveiling the German surrender document in the rotunda of the National Archives Building, Washington DC, United States, 6 Jun 1945
USS Hornet (Essex-class) with 24 feet of her flight deck collapsed over the bow after being damaged 5 Jun 1945 in Typhoon Connie in the Philippine Sea. 120 knot winds and 60 foot seas caused the damage.
USS Hornet (Essex-class) with 24 feet of her flight deck collapsed over the bow after being damaged 5 Jun 1945 in Typhoon Connie in the Philippine Sea. 120 knot winds and 60 foot seas caused the damage.


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