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Photo #: 80-G-231838
Invasion of Saipan, June 1944
LVTs move toward the beach, past bombarding cruisers, on "D-Day", 15 June 1944.
Cruiser firing in the background is USS Indianapolis (CA-35), flagship of Fifth Fleet commander Admiral Raymond A. Spruance.
Photographed from USS Birmingham (CL-62).
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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28 December 1998