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Aircraft Carrier USS Bunker Hill After Being Hit By Kamikaze, Pacific Theatre, May 1945

Aircraft Carrier USS Bunker Hill After Being Hit By Kamikaze, Pacific Theatre, May 1945

Taken on 1945-05-11

"USS Bunker Hill was hit by kamikazes piloted by Ensign Kiyoshi Ogawa and another airman on 11 May 1945. 389 personnel were killed or missing from a crew of 2,600."

Source: US Navy/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-04

HMS Formidable After Being Struck by Kamikaze, Sakishima Islands, Japan, May 1945

HMS Formidable After Being Struck by Kamikaze, Sakishima Islands, Japan, May 1945

Taken on 1945-05-04

"The aircraft carrier HMS Formidable (R67) on fire after being struck by a Kamikaze off Sakishima Gunto. Formidable was hit at 1130 hrs, the kamikaze making a massive dent about 3 m long, 0.6 m wide and deep in the armoured flight deck. A large steel splinter speared down through the hangar deck and the centre boiler-room, where it ruptured a steam line, and came to rest in a fuel tank, starting a major fire in the aircraft park. Eight crew members were killed and forty-seven were wounded. One Vought Corsair and ten Grumman Avengers were destroyed."

Source: Imperial War Museums

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-06

Planes Aboard HMS Implacable, Off Okinawa, Japan, Summer 1945

Planes Aboard HMS Implacable, Off Okinawa, Japan, Summer 1945

Taken on 1945-05-01

"Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Avengers, Seafires and Fireflies line up on the deck of the aircraft carrier HMS Implacable and warm up their engines before taking off. Other units of the British Fleet can be seen in the background." Date unknown.

Source: Australian War Memorial/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-06

US Marine Demolition Team Destroys Japanese Cave, Okinawa, Japan, Mary 1945

US Marine Demolition Team Destroys Japanese Cave, Okinawa, Japan, Mary 1945

Taken on 1945-05-01

"A 6th Marine Division demolition crew watches explosive charges detonate and destroy a Japanese cave, May 1945."

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Disabled US Tanks on Bloody Ridge, Okinawa, Japan, April 1945

Disabled US Tanks on Bloody Ridge, Okinawa, Japan, April 1945

Taken on 1945-04-20

"Two U.S. M4 Sherman tanks knocked out by Japanese artillery at Bloody Ridge, 20 April 1945."

Source: army.mil/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US Marines Share a Foxhole with Okinawa Orphan, Japan, April 1945

US Marines Share a Foxhole with Okinawa Orphan, Japan, April 1945

Taken on 1945-04-15

"Two U.S. Marines share a foxhole with an Okinawan war orphan in April 1945." Exact date unknown.

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

High School Girls Wave Goodbye to Kamikaze Pilot, Japan, April 1945

High School Girls Wave Goodbye to Kamikaze Pilot, Japan, April 1945

Taken on 1945-04-12

"Chiran high school girls wave farewell with cherry blossom branches to departing kamikaze pilot in a Ki-43-IIIa Hayabusa."

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-06

Kamikaze Immediately Before Hitting USS Missouri, Okinawa, Japan, April 1945

Kamikaze Immediately Before Hitting USS Missouri, Okinawa, Japan, April 1945

Taken on 1945-04-11

"Kamikaze attack on the USS Missouri (BB-63). About to be hit by a Japanese A6M "Zero" kamikaze, while operating off Okinawa on 11 April 1945. The plane hit the ship's side below the main deck, causing minor damage and no casualties on board the battleship. A 40 mm quad gun mount's crew is in action in the lower foreground. The kamikaze on the photo has been identified as either Flight Petty Officer 2nd Class Setsuo Ishino or Flight Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenkichi Ishii."

Source: NavSource/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-06

Yamato Battleship Explodes From US Attacks, Okinawa, Japan, April 1945

Yamato Battleship Explodes From US Attacks, Okinawa, Japan, April 1945

Taken on 1945-04-07

"Japanese battleship Yamato moments after exploding, after receiving massive bomb and torpedo damage from US Navy carrier planes, north of Okinawa on 7 April 1945 during Japanese Operation Ten-Go. Three Japanese destroyers are nearby."

Source: US Navy National Archives/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-06

Marines Land on Okinawa Shore, Japan, April 1945

Marines Land on Okinawa Shore, Japan, April 1945

Taken on 1945-04-01

"U.S. Marine reinforcements wade ashore to support the beachhead on Okinawa, 1 April 1945."

Source: National Park Service/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US Troops With Captured Japanese Flag, Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945

US Troops With Captured Japanese Flag, Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945

Taken on 1945-03-29

"Of the 22,060 Japanese soldiers entrenched on the island, 18,844 died either from fighting or by ritual suicide. Only 216 were captured during the course of battle. After Iwo Jima, it was estimated there were no more than 300 Japanese left alive in the island's warren of caves and tunnels. In fact, there were close to 3,000. The Japanese bushido code of honor, coupled with effective propaganda which portrayed American G.I.s as ruthless animals, prevented surrender for many Japanese soldiers." Date unknown.

Source: National Park Service/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Burned Remains of US Gis from Bataan Death March, Capas, Philippines, March 1945

Burned Remains of US Gis from Bataan Death March, Capas, Philippines, March 1945

Taken on 1945-03-20

"U. S. Army personnel toiled to identify the charred remains of Americans captured at Bataan and Corregidor and burned alive on Palawan. Picture shows charred remains being interred in grave."

Source: National Archives and Records Administration/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-08

US Troops Support Armored Advance, Panay, Philippines, March 1945

US Troops Support Armored Advance, Panay, Philippines, March 1945

Taken on 1945-03-18

"Troops of the 185th Inf., 40th Div., take cover behind advancing tanks while moving up on Japanese positions on Panay Island, P.I. This is one of the shots salvaged from the camera of Lt. Robert Fields who was killed in action shortly after it was taken."

Source: Library of Congress/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-08

US Artillery Fires on Japanese Fortifications, Battle of Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945

US Artillery Fires on Japanese Fortifications, Battle of Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945

Taken on 1945-03-01

"The battle [Iwo Jima] was marked by some of the fiercest fighting of the War. The Imperial Japanese Army positions on the island were heavily fortified, with vast bunkers, hidden artillery, and 18 kilometres (11 mi) of tunnels. The battle was the first US attack on the Japanese Home Islands and the Imperial soldiers defended their positions tenaciously. Of the 21,000 Japanese soldiers present at the beginning of the battle, over 19,000 were killed and only 1,083 taken prisoner."

Source: ibiblio.org/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US Marines at Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945

US Marines at Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945

Taken on 1945-03-01

"The tragic cost of Operation Detachment pressured veterans, journalists, and commanders to fixate on the most visible rationalization for the battle. The sight of the enormous, costly, and technologically sophisticated B-29 landing on the island's small airfield most clearly linked Iwo Jima to the strategic bombing campaign. As the myths about the flag raisings on Mount Suribachi reached legendary proportions, so did the emergency landing theory in order to justify the need to raise that flag."

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US Flag Flies Over Mount Surabachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, February 1945

US Flag Flies Over Mount Surabachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, February 1945

Taken on 1945-02-28

"Although American riflemen expected an ambush, they encountered only small groups of Japanese defenders on Suribachi. The majority of the Japanese troops stayed in the tunnel network, only occasionally attacking in small groups, and were generally all killed. The patrols made it to the summit and scrambled down again, reporting the lack of enemy contact to Colonel Chandler Johnson. Johnson then called for a platoon of Marines to climb Suribachi; with them, he sent a small American flag to fly if they reached the summit." Exact date unknown.

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US Marine Fires Machine Gun, Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945

US Marine Fires Machine Gun, Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945

Taken on 1945-02-28

"The overall objective at this point was to take control of Airfield No. 2 in the center of the island. However, every 'penetration seemed to become a disaster" as "units were raked from the flanks, chewed up—sometimes wiped out. Tanks were destroyed by interlocking fire or were hoisted into the air on the spouting fireballs of buried mines'." Exact date unknown.

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US Marine Corps Flamethrower Tank Clears Japanese Bunkers, Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945

US Marine Corps Flamethrower Tank Clears Japanese Bunkers, Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945

Taken on 1945-02-28

"A Marine flame throwing tank, also known as a "Ronson", scorches a Japanese strongpoint. The eight M4A3 Shermans equipped with the Navy Mark 1 flame-thrower proved to be the most valuable weapons systems on Iwo Jima." Exact date unknown, between February 19 and March 29, 1945.

Source: Department of Defense

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US Marine Corps Flamethrower Operator, Iwo Jima, Japan, February 1945

US Marine Corps Flamethrower Operator, Iwo Jima, Japan, February 1945

Taken on 1945-02-28

"A flamethrower operator of Co. E, 2nd Bn, 9th Marines, runs under fire on Iwo Jima, February 1945." Exact date unknown.

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

American Supplies Landed at Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945

American Supplies Landed at Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945

Taken on 1945-02-28

"Out of the gaping mouths of Coast Guard and Navy Landing Craft, rose the great flow of invasion supplies to the blackened sands of Iwo Jima, a few hours after the Marines had wrested their foothold on the vital island."

Source: defenseimagery.mil/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

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