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July 1945 - In the first naval gunfire bombardment of the Japanese home islands, Task Unit warships bombard ironworks plant at Kamaishi,.

On September 13th, the French Navy steamed into Toulon harbour. While Marseilles Harbour was a mess in the immediate aftermath of the German surrender with 11 large wrecked ships blocking the entrance to La Joliette docks, a channel was quickly cleared and within months 14 US Divisions had been landed there. Once the docks were in working order, 17,000 tons of supplies were landed there each day.

Operation Dragoon was part two of Ike’s one-two punch against the Germans in France.

Essex class USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) lists to port in the aftermath of a kamikaze attack in which four suicide planes hit the ship, 21 Jan 1945. Note her camouflage scheme measure 33/10A and the Fletcher-class destroyer in the background.

Navy aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga lists to port in the aftermath of a kamikaze attack in which four suicide planes hit the ship, 21 January Note her camouflage scheme measure and the Fletcher-class destroyer in the background.

The battleship Nevada (BB 36) burns in the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy) #

Pearl Harbor, 69 years ago today

lex-for-lexington: “Battleship USS Nevada beached and aflame, after the attack on Pearl Harbor. She was the only battleship to get underway during the attack. Photo taken at 7 December ”

Another view of the aftermath of the attack on destroyers USS Downes and USS Cassin, Pearl Harbour, 7 December, 1941. These ships, along with the 1914-vintage "super-Dreadnaught" battleship, USS Pennsylvania, were in dry dock in the Navy Yard, across the strait from "Battleship Row".

Another view of the aftermath of the attack on destroyers USS Downes and USS Cassin, Pearl Harbour, 7 December, These ships, along with the

kamikazes v.s. USS Saratoga, Iwo Jima, Feb 1945

demons: “The deck of USS Saratoga moments after being hit by a kamikaze, 21 Feb 1945 ”

Aftermath of Pearl Harbour - December 7th, 1941. [599 x 750] : HistoryPorn

Aftermath of Pearl Harbour - December 7th, 1941. [599 x 750] : HistoryPorn

Salvaging the #3 and #4 turrets of the sunken battleship USS Arizona (BB-39).

USS Arizona: The U. Army removed gun turrets three and four for use as coastal defense batteries (although by the time this project was finished in the war had moved into the western Pacific and Hawai'i was no longer at threat from invasion).

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July 1945 - USS Barb (SS bombards Japanese installations on Kaihyo Island, Japan in the first successful use of rockets against shore positions

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