Demobilized Soviet troops at the railroad station of Rzhev, Russia, 25 Aug 1945Heavy seas getting heavier as USS Wasp (Essex-class) steams into a typhoon south of Japan, 25 Aug 1945.Heavy seas getting heavier as USS Wasp (Essex-class) steams into a typhoon south of Japan, 25 Aug 1945.USS Wasp (Essex-class) in heavy sea as the ship steamed into a typhoon south of Japan, 25 Aug 1945.
Demobilized Soviet troops at the railroad station of Rzhev, Russia, 25 Aug 1945Heavy seas getting heavier as USS Wasp (Essex-class) steams into a typhoon south of Japan, 25 Aug 1945.Heavy seas getting heavier as USS Wasp (Essex-class) steams into a typhoon south of Japan, 25 Aug 1945.USS Wasp (Essex-class) in heavy sea as the ship steamed into a typhoon south of Japan, 25 Aug 1945.
USS Wasp (Essex-class) rolls in heavy sea as the ship steamed into a typhoon south of Japan, 25 Aug 1945.USS Wasp (Essex-class) taking white water over the bow in a typhoon south of Japan, 25 Aug 1945. She would soon take green water over the bow that collapsed 35 feet of the flight deck.
USS Wasp (Essex-class) rolls in heavy sea as the ship steamed into a typhoon south of Japan, 25 Aug 1945.USS Wasp (Essex-class) taking white water over the bow in a typhoon south of Japan, 25 Aug 1945. She would soon take green water over the bow that collapsed 35 feet of the flight deck.


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