USS Coral Sea during an exercise, seen from USS Manila Bay, 13 Jan 1944P-47D Thunderbolt of the 318th Fighter Group being ferried to Saipan on Escort Carrier USS Manila Bay is launched instead to avoid an aerial attack by four D3A Aichi “Val” dive bombers, Jun 23 1944. Photo 3 of 3P-47D Thunderbolts of the 318th Fighter Group being ferried to Saipan on Escort Carrier USS Manila Bay. Note bomb splashes from an aerial attack by four D3A Aichi “Val” dive bombers during refueling operations east of Saipan, Jun 23 1944. Photo 1 of 2USAAF pilot Lt Eubanks Barnhill flies his P-47D Thunderbolt off the deck of Escort Carrier USS Manila Bay to ward off an aerial attack from four D3A Aichi “Val” dive bombers during refueling operations east of Saipan, Jun 23 1944. Photo 2 of 2
USS Coral Sea during an exercise, seen from USS Manila Bay, 13 Jan 1944P-47D Thunderbolt of the 318th Fighter Group being ferried to Saipan on Escort Carrier USS Manila Bay is launched instead to avoid an aerial attack by four D3A Aichi “Val” dive bombers, Jun 23 1944. Photo 3 of 3P-47D Thunderbolts of the 318th Fighter Group being ferried to Saipan on Escort Carrier USS Manila Bay. Note bomb splashes from an aerial attack by four D3A Aichi “Val” dive bombers during refueling operations east of Saipan, Jun 23 1944. Photo 1 of 2USAAF pilot Lt Eubanks Barnhill flies his P-47D Thunderbolt off the deck of Escort Carrier USS Manila Bay to ward off an aerial attack from four D3A Aichi “Val” dive bombers during refueling operations east of Saipan, Jun 23 1944. Photo 2 of 2
Elco 80-foot PT-523 alongside escort carrier USS Manila Bay returning downed pilot and aircrewman east of Leyte Gulf, 22 Oct 1944. Note the aircraft style National insignia on top of the chart house.
Elco 80-foot PT-523 alongside escort carrier USS Manila Bay returning downed pilot and aircrewman east of Leyte Gulf, 22 Oct 1944. Note the aircraft style National insignia on top of the chart house.


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