Australian Privates J. Plunkett and Private K. T. Biddle firing a 2-inch mortar, Ulunkohoitu, Australian New Guinea, 18 Jul 1945Bow view of USS Sunfish off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 18 Jul 1945Harry Truman diary entry, 18 Jul 1945, page 1 of 2Harry Truman diary entry, 18 Jul 1945, page 2 of 2
Australian Privates J. Plunkett and Private K. T. Biddle firing a 2-inch mortar, Ulunkohoitu, Australian New Guinea, 18 Jul 1945Bow view of USS Sunfish off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 18 Jul 1945Harry Truman diary entry, 18 Jul 1945, page 1 of 2Harry Truman diary entry, 18 Jul 1945, page 2 of 2
Harry Vaughan, Joseph Stalin, Harry Truman, Andrei Gromyko, Charles Ross, James Byrnes, and Vyacheslav Molotov at StalinHarry Vaughan, Joseph Stalin, Harry Truman, Andrei Gromyko, Charles Ross, James Byrnes, and Vyacheslav Molotov at StalinJames Byrnes, Andrei Gromyko, Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov at StalinJames Byrnes, Andrei Gromyko, Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov at Stalin
Harry Vaughan, Joseph Stalin, Harry Truman, Andrei Gromyko, Charles Ross, James Byrnes, and Vyacheslav Molotov at Stalin's residence during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 18 Jul 1945, photo 1 of 2Harry Vaughan, Joseph Stalin, Harry Truman, Andrei Gromyko, Charles Ross, James Byrnes, and Vyacheslav Molotov at Stalin's residence during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 18 Jul 1945, photo 2 of 2James Byrnes, Andrei Gromyko, Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov at Stalin's residence during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 18 Jul 1945, photo 1 of 2James Byrnes, Andrei Gromyko, Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov at Stalin's residence during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 18 Jul 1945, photo 2 of 2
Joseph Stalin, Harry Truman, Andrei Gromyko, James Byrnes, Vyacheslav Molotov, Harry Vaughn, Charles Bohlen, James Vardaman, and Charles Griffith Ross (partially obscured) at the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 18 Jul 1945Joseph Stalin, Harry Truman, James Byrnes, and Vyacheslav Molotov at StalinJoseph Stalin, Harry Truman, James Byrnes, and Vyacheslav Molotov at StalinSchloss Cecilienhof during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 18 Jul 1945
Joseph Stalin, Harry Truman, Andrei Gromyko, James Byrnes, Vyacheslav Molotov, Harry Vaughn, Charles Bohlen, James Vardaman, and Charles Griffith Ross (partially obscured) at the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 18 Jul 1945Joseph Stalin, Harry Truman, James Byrnes, and Vyacheslav Molotov at Stalin's residence during the Potsdam Conference, 18 Jul 1945, photo 1 of 2Joseph Stalin, Harry Truman, James Byrnes, and Vyacheslav Molotov at Stalin's residence during the Potsdam Conference, 18 Jul 1945, photo 2 of 2Schloss Cecilienhof during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 18 Jul 1945
Starboard view of USS Sunfish off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 18 Jul 1945Stern view of USS Sunfish off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 18 Jul 1945Strike photo taken by USS Hancock aircraft showing an attack on the Yokosuka Navy Yard, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 18 Jul 1945. Note bomb splashes.
Starboard view of USS Sunfish off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 18 Jul 1945Stern view of USS Sunfish off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 18 Jul 1945Strike photo taken by USS Hancock aircraft showing an attack on the Yokosuka Navy Yard, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 18 Jul 1945. Note bomb splashes.


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