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A Marine on Saipan was transferred to an R5C-1 Commando aircraft from a Dodge WC54 3/4-ton field ambulance for transfer to Hawaii, 1944; note the Jeep in betweenSB2C Helldivers of Bombing Squadron VB-2 flying from USS Hornet above Saipan, early 1944.A Roman Catholic chaplain performing mass on the deck of USS Iowa as they closed on the Mariana Islands, Jun 1944. Note the colors of the ship’s paint and the 40mm and 20mm anti-aircraft mounts.Early production Willys Jeep heavily field modified into a litter Jeep carrying wounded soldiers and medics on Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944.
A Marine on Saipan was transferred to an R5C-1 Commando aircraft from a Dodge WC54 3/4-ton field ambulance for transfer to Hawaii, 1944; note the Jeep in betweenSB2C Helldivers of Bombing Squadron VB-2 flying from USS Hornet above Saipan, early 1944.A Roman Catholic chaplain performing mass on the deck of USS Iowa as they closed on the Mariana Islands, Jun 1944. Note the colors of the ship’s paint and the 40mm and 20mm anti-aircraft mounts.Early production Willys Jeep heavily field modified into a litter Jeep carrying wounded soldiers and medics on Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944.
Indianapolis under Japanese shore bombardment off Saipan, Jun 1944Japanese aircraft being shot down as it attempted to attack escort carrier Kitkun Bay, near Marianas Islands, Jun 1944, photo 1 of 2Japanese aircraft being shot down as it attempted to attack escort carrier Kitkun Bay, near Marianas Islands, Jun 1944, photo 2 of 2TBM-1C Avenger bombers prepared to take off from Monterey to attack targets on Tinian, Jun 1944
Indianapolis under Japanese shore bombardment off Saipan, Jun 1944Japanese aircraft being shot down as it attempted to attack escort carrier Kitkun Bay, near Marianas Islands, Jun 1944, photo 1 of 2Japanese aircraft being shot down as it attempted to attack escort carrier Kitkun Bay, near Marianas Islands, Jun 1944, photo 2 of 2TBM-1C Avenger bombers prepared to take off from Monterey to attack targets on Tinian, Jun 1944
Zuikaku and two destroyers at the Battle of the Philippine Sea, Jun 1944Carriers San Jacinto and Lexington off the Mariana Islands, 13 Jun 1944Photo from an SBD Dauntless moments after taking off from the USS Lexington (Essex-class) for strikes against Saipan in the Mariana Islands, 13 Jun 1944A US Navy chaplain holds mass for Marines killed during the Saipan landings, Jun 1944
Zuikaku and two destroyers at the Battle of the Philippine Sea, Jun 1944Carriers San Jacinto and Lexington off the Mariana Islands, 13 Jun 1944Photo from an SBD Dauntless moments after taking off from the USS Lexington (Essex-class) for strikes against Saipan in the Mariana Islands, 13 Jun 1944A US Navy chaplain holds mass for Marines killed during the Saipan landings, Jun 1944
Americans landing on Red Beach #2, Saipan, Mariana Islands, at 1300 on 15 Jun 1944Indianapolis and Birmingham bombarding Saipan amidst advancing LVTs, 15 Jun 1944Landing craft moving toward Saipan landing beaches, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944LVTs off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944
Americans landing on Red Beach #2, Saipan, Mariana Islands, at 1300 on 15 Jun 1944Indianapolis and Birmingham bombarding Saipan amidst advancing LVTs, 15 Jun 1944Landing craft moving toward Saipan landing beaches, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944LVTs off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944
Men of the first wave of US Marines to land on Saipan, Mariana Islands crawling forward cautiously, 15 Jun 1944Men of the first wave of US Marines to land on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944Naval bombardment on Guam, circa 15-20 Jun 1944New Mexico
Men of the first wave of US Marines to land on Saipan, Mariana Islands crawling forward cautiously, 15 Jun 1944Men of the first wave of US Marines to land on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944Naval bombardment on Guam, circa 15-20 Jun 1944New Mexico's 5in guns prepared to bombard Saipan, 15 Jun 1944

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