9 photographs related to Task Force 99 at Hvalfjordur, Iceland from 1941-1942. Specific subjects include USS Kearney (DD-432) showing torpedo damage on 10 October, 1941; aerial view of a recreational center at Hvalfjordur; and shipping in port and at sea in the vicinity of Iceland, including USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37), USS Wichita (CA-45) and USS Kearney (DD-432).
12 photographs related to heavy weather operations by Task Force 99 in the North Atlantic during 1941-1942. Specific subject matter consists of the crew of a seaplane tender struggling to secure seaplanes during a storm; USS Wichita (CA-45) rides at anchor during a storm at Hvalfjordur; personnel transfer conducted during heavy weather in the vicinity of Iceland; and USS Mississippi (BB-41) underway during heavy weather.
8 photographs taken on 25 July, 1942 at a party held at the Royal Naval College at Greenwich, England. Among the noteworthy guests were Prime Minister Winston Churchill; FADM Sir Dudley Pound; ADM Ernest J. King; and ADM Harold R. Stark.
17 photographs of His Majesty, King George VI and his visit aboard the USS Washington (BB-56), June 1942 at Scapa Flow. Specific scenes include the King’s launch pulling alongside the USS Washington; the King inspecting the crew; and King inspecting the galley and wardroom. Also seen are: ADM Harold R. Stark (Commander of US Naval Forces, Europe and RADM Robert C. Giffen (Commander of Task Force Ninety-Nine).
19 photographs of the Allied Leaders involved in Operation Torch, November 1942. Included are: RADM Hall, COL Gay, CDR English, MGen George S. Patton, Jr., RADM Hewitt, CAPT Mitchell, LCDR Phillips, MGen Keyes, BGen Cannon, & CDR Woods
25 photographs of the North Africa invasion convoy, November 1942. Specific vessels seen include: USS Massachusetts (BB-59), USS Wichita (CA-45), USS Cole (DD-155), and USS Bernadou (BDD-153). Also seen are an array of auxiliaries and transports.
10 photographs of USS Sangamon (CVE-26) participating in Operation Torch, November 1942. Specific subject matter includes depth charge attack and steaming in the convoy.
8 photographs of USS Augusta (CA-31) participating in Operation Torch, November 1942. Specific subject matter includes refueling at sea, cleaning the 8” guns, and a British officer aboard ship. Also included are views of other ships: USS Brooklyn (CL-40) and USS Rowan (DD-405).
14 photographs of lookouts and of casualty transfer operations during the invasion of North Africa, November 1942.
11 photographs depicting negations between the French and Americans following the invasion of North Africa. Individuals seen include: RADM Hewitt, Gen Lascroux (French), MGen George S. Patton, ADM Michelier (French), COL Hobart R. Gay, RADM Hall, Gen Nogues (French), and COL William H. Wilbur. Additional imagery of shipboard scenes aboard USS Augusta (CA-31) is also included.
12 photographs of the BB Jean Bart (French) which was damaged in the North African invasion (Operation Torch). Specific subject matter consists of close up of bomb damage to bow and starboard quarter, afterview of ship’s structures, Jean Bart’s incomplete No. 2 turret.
16 photographs of Casablanca Harbor, November 1942. Specific subject matter consists of French PG Grandiere, shipping at Mole de Commerce, entrance to Casablanca Harbor and harbor defenses, anti-submarine nets supported by cork-filled barges, French submarines, sunken and damaged vessels, with city of Casablanca and the docks.
18 photographs of sunken and damaged French vessels within Casablanca Harbor, November 1942. Specific imagery includes merchant ships: a damaged Porthos and sunken Separi, as well as warships.
14 photographs of damaged French vessels outside of Casablanca Harbor, as well as a panoramic view of the harbor, November 1942. Ships in the panoramic image include: MV Porthos, DD Milan, PG Grandiere, DD Albatross, USS Electra (AK-21), BB Jean Bart, DD Brestois, LC Primaguet, USS Hambleton (DD-455), as well as SS Meduse beached after being bombed by a SOC plane from the USS Philadelphia (CL-41).
13 photographs depicting the arrival of Allied ships after the successful invasion of North Africa, November 1942. Specific subject matter includes: the arrival of a French officer aboard USS Augusta (CA-31), sailors flaying lines on the USS Augusta, French tugs assisting the USS Chenago (CVE-28) in Casablanca Harbor, American amphibious forces off Casablanca, and the arrival of an American troop carrier.
12 photographs depicting the offloading of troops and cargo at Casablanca, November 1942. Specific subject matter consists of AP’s unloading troops and stores on Phosphate Pier, an electric train operating at Phosphate Pier, unloading stores at Jetee Transvale, sailors unloading railroad cars, a view of the dock and Moroccan workers, USS Harry Lee (AP-17) and support boats in Casablanca Harbor, captured French trawler used to land troops and equipment.
20 photographs of French defenses in Morocco, November 1942. Specific subject matter includes a captured 138mm gun at Pt. Blondin, Fedala, a desert camouflaged 90mm gun, excavation site for installation of a 138mm battery, 75mm coastal defense gun, damaged 138mm gun, demolished radio station in Sofi (used by French snipers until it took three direct hits from the USS Cole), fire control station with range finder at Pt. Blondin after bombardment, and three captured French tanks.
9 photos of “Batterie Railleuse” include an aerial view of “Batterie Railleuse” on Pointe de la Tour, three of four 130mm guns, two of the four anti-aircraft machine guns, officers’ quarters, storehouses and workshops, and fire control tower (partially destroyed by a 14-inch Allied projective.
17 photographs of invasion casualties: men and equipment, November 1942. Specific subject matter includes survivors from the sunken HMS Hecla (DD) aboard the USS Augusta (CA-31), HMS Venomous (DD) with survivors and dead from the HMS Hecla, torpedo damage to the USS Hambleton (DD-455), and a landing boat wrecked on Fedela, Morocco.
14 photographs on scenes ashore; miscellaneous, November or December 1942. Scenes include captured French tanks, city scenes of Casablanca, soldiers in Casablanca, wreckage at airport of Casablanca, Villa Mas, Casablanca (HQ for 3rd division, US Army), Sofi Harbor, and Army signal units in Sofi.
50 photographs of operations in the Solomon Islands, January 1943. Specific subject matter includes an SBD Dauntless flying carrier cover, sailors participating in Crossing the Line Ceremonies, USS Chicago (CA-136) being towed by USS Louisville (CA-28) in the “Sleepless Lagoon”, January 1943, carrier group on patrol, carrier and its aircraft, and a carrier being refueled at sea.
14 photographs of operations in the Marshall Islands, January – February 1943. Specific subject matter includes a temporary landing strip on one of the Marshall Islands, USS San Francisco (CA-38) and USS Suwanee (CVE-27) in Havannah Harbor (New Caledonia?), recreation landing and Seabee camp at Havannah, New Caledonia(?), USS Chestnut (YN-6) and target sled at White Sand Point, and Amadee Light Noumea Island.
20 photographs of flagships and flag staff of the North Pacific Force in the Aleutians, 1943. Specific subject matter includes CAPT C. Turner Joy aboard the USS Louisville (CA-28), CAPT N. Vytlacil relieving CAPT M.L. Deyo on the USS Indiana (BB-58), CAPT Vytlacil and the officers of the USS Indiana in the wardroom, RADM W.W. Smith receiving a citation from RADM R.A. Theobold on the USS Indianapolis (CA-35), RADM Theobold and RADM Smith on the quarterdeck, LT S.R. Reiubart, LCDR Miller, and CDR Renn, CAPT J.J. Mahoney, CO of the USS Wichita (CA-45), LCDR J. Baird – flag navigator and gunnery officer, LCDR Dave Northrup – flag LT, and assorted photos of unidentified flag staff personnel.
20 Japanese photographs which were captured on Kiska, Aleutian Islands, 1943. Specific subject matter consists of ADM Shimada, Commandant, Fleet Commander of China District (Japan); ADM Oikawa, Japan’s Secretary of the Navy; Japanese lookouts of Kiska; Japanese soldier in cold weather gear; Japanese soldiers training; torpedo launched from Japanese surface ship; Japanese battleship firing guns; and Japanese workers assembling Japanese bombers.
14 miscellaneous photos of the Aleutian Islands, March 1943-July 1943. Specific subjects include charts of the landing and occupation of Attu, Aleutian Islands, May 1943; PBYs flying over Kiska Island; Attu viewed from the Bering Sea; and view of Red Beach (Attu Island) and Holtz Bay.
20 photographs of miscellaneous combat scenes, Aleutians, March 1943-July 1943. Specific subject matter includes naval gunfire bombards Attu Island; Japanese dead on Attu Island; USS Salt Lake City Lake (CA-25) and destroyer laying a smoke screen (Battle of Komondorskies).
24 photographs of the bombardment of Kiska Island, July 1943. Specific subject matter consists of unidentified ships participating in a night bombardment; USS Louisville (CA-28) and USS San Francisco (CA-38) bombarding Kiska; USS Hughes (DD-410), USS Landsdowne (DD-486) and USS Santa Fe (CL-60) making a bombardment run; a 40mm AA-gun crew aboard the USS Wichita (CA-45); and an assortment of unidentified vessels engaged in bombarding Kiska.
11 photographs of Aleutians operations, showing bombardments, 1942-1943, including photos of shells bursting over Attu in the fall of 1942, as seen from USS Indianapolis (CA-35). Additional subject matter includes 8 photos of the bombardment of Kiska and Little Kiska in July 1943 (including July 6th); showing Gertrude Cove, Kiska, with shells hitting; Kiska volcano; Japanese returning fire; bombardment of Little Kiska, August 5, 1943 showing shells bursting.
13 photographs of Aleutians operations, September 1942-August 1943 with scenes of and onboard US Navy ships. Ships seen include: USS Raleigh, USS Indianapolis (CA-35), USS Richmond, USS King (DD-242), USS Wichita (CA-45), USS McCall (DD-602), USS Honolulu (CL-4), USS Louisville (CA-28). Views onboard ship were taken from USS Nashville, USS Louisville and USS Indianapolis.
20 photographs of the Aleutian harbors, showing shipping activities, 1942-1943. Specific subjects include Dutch Harbor seen from air and ship and Adak Harbor seen from ship.
18 photographs of US Navy ships in heavy weather in the Aleutians area. Specific subject matter includes USS Nashville; seas washing across the aircraft of a cruiser, possibly USS Louisville (CA-28); cruisers pitching in heavy weather in the Bearing Sea, April-May 1993 (as seen from USS Wichita (CA-45)).
8 photos of US Navy ships refueling at sea in the Aleutians area. Specific subjects include an oiler refueling a cruiser, September 1942; Attu attack force (Task Force 16.7) refueling from USS Neosho in May 1943 in heavy weather. Ships viewed are USS Wichita (CA-45), USS San Francisco (CA-3), USS Wichita (CA-45), USS Louisville (CA-28) and USS Balch.
16 photographs of seaplane operations from US Navy warships, mainly in the Aleutians. Specific subject matter includes the crash and recovery of a Curtiss SOC in the Bering Sea, September 28, 1942, probably near and onboard USS Indianapolis; crew sitting on float awaiting rescue, and a badly damaged plane onboard ship; SOC seaplanes being recovered and on board cruisers in September 1942; Vought OS2U aircraft being catapulted, recovered, and onboard ships.
17 photographs of bombardment and damaged Japanese equipment in the Gilbert Islands, circa November 1943. Specific subjects include invasion shipping and bombardment; views of an unidentified island with dead Japanese and wrecked Mitsubishi G4M “Betty” aircraft.
20 post invasion photos on an unidentified island in the Gilberts, circa November 1943. Subject matter seen includes wrecked emplacements, shell craters, pillboxes, fuel dumps, machine gun mounting, and wrecked torpedoes.
28 photographs taken on Makin Island in the Gilberts, post invasion, circa November – December 1943. Subject matter consists of dead Japanese, airfield wreckage (including remains of Mitsubishi A6M “zero” planes); wrecked defenses (including pillboxes, trenches, shattered reinforced concrete, barbed wire, and craters).
9 photographs of US senior officers, marine sniper, dead Japanese and prisoners of war. Officers included are: LTGen Robert C. Richardson, MGen Holland Smith, MGen Ralph Smith, James Forrestal, BGen Henry B. Holmes Jr., VADM R.A. Spruance, ADM Chester W. Nimitz, RADM C.H. McNorris, RADM Pownall.
35 photographs taken ashore on Tarawa. Specific subject matter includes damaged installations; waterfront scenes; airfield construction and use.
32 aerial photographs of Tarawa and the invasion fleet. Specific subjects include shipping offshore and damaged/undamaged parts of the Tarawa Atoll after the invasion.
16 photographs of Japanese weapons and equipment on Tarawa after the invasion. Specific subjects consist of powder cases and shells for heavy guns; ammunition for an A.A. gun; damaged coastal defense guns; wrecked rangefinder; and Japanese torpedoes.
S-487-F 340 photographs taken during (or shortly after) the Marshalls Campaign, February, 1944.
16 photographs of Japanese air attacks on US carriers during the US Navy’s raid on Eniwetok, December 4, 1943. Most of the photos are taken from a distance, but a few are close-up views of attacking “Kate” torpedo bombers, including some being shot down. Most photos are taken from USS Lexington (CV-16).
18 photographs of the Eniwetok Invasion, February 1944. Subject matter includes dead Japanese troops, wrecked landscape and damaged structures/equipment. Also seen are a number of shattered reinforced concrete defensive installations.
11 photographs of Eniwetok invasion, February 1944. Specific subject matter includes tanks (Japanese and US); small Japanese “boat cannon” ashore; Japanese and hand grenades, and Japanese machine gun ammunition.
12 photographs on Parry Island, Eniwetok, after its conquest, February 1944. Subject matter includes wrecked Japanese equipment, boats, trucks, autos; also included are Japanese flags with inscriptions.
12 photographs of Japanese defensive structures and Parry Island, Eniwetok, February 1944. Specific subject matter includes a lookout post in a tree, “rat” holes, and reinforces concrete structures (badly damaged).
14 photographs of weapons on Parry Island, Eniwetok, February 1944. Specific subjects include Japanese and US tanks; and Japanese anti-aircraft machine guns.
16 photographs of ammunition on Parry Island, Eniwetok, February 1944. Specific subjects include US and Japanese shells; mortar rounds; grenades and ammo dumps; assorted Japanese explosives.
16 photographs taken after capture of Parry Island, Eniwetok, February 1944. Subjects include assorted wreckage; US troops; beaches; and Japanese oxygen bottles.
15 photographs of Japanese casualties on Kwajalein, February 1944. Subjects include dead Japanese troops; Japanese prisoner of war; Japanese defensive emplacements (damaged).
11 photographs of Kwajalein landscapes, February 1944.
13 photographs of Kwajalein, February 1944 showing Japanese radar and searchlights.
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25 photographs of Japanese defenses on Kwajalein, February 1944. Specific subjects include gun mountings; field guns; machine guns; rangefinder; reinforces concrete and wooden emplacements; and shore obstacles.
11 photographs of shell and bomb craters on Kwajalein, February 1944.
19 photographs of airfield destruction and Kwajalein, February 1944. Subjects include wrecked planes such as “zero” and “Betty” types.
11 photographs of ordnance on Kwajalein, February 1944. Subjects include Japanese torpedoes, bombs and ammunition; fragments of exploded shells and bombs.
14 photographs of US forces offshore and US high command and Kwajalein, February 1944. Specific subjects include ADM R.A. Spruance; James Forrestal; LTGen H.M. Smith; scenes onboard transports; and boats off the island.
8 photographs of beach scenes on Kwajalein, February 1944. Specific subjects include US LVTs; US troops and general clutter; and an US flag over a bunker.
19 photographs taken on Kwajalein, February 1944; Specific subjects include combat scenes ashore; dead US soldiers; US bivouacs; battleship shells; tanks; and wreckage.
18 photographs of Japanese equipment on Kwajalein, February 1944, including autos; trucks; buoys; anchors; tanks; fuel dump; and building supplies
18 photographs of assorted debris on Kwajalein, February 1944
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60 photographs of damaged Japanese defensive positions on Kwajalein, February 1944. Specific subjects include reinforced concrete pillboxes and other structures; timber bunkers; buildings; dugouts and fuel tanks.
50 miscellaneous photographs related to VADM Giffen. Subjects include Giffen aboard various ships; fishing activities; unidentified naval officers; ceremonies and presentations; friends and relatives.
35 photographs of ships, including: S.M.S. U-53 at Newport, RI, October 1916; USS Neches (AO-5) entering Havana, October 1933; USS San Francisco (CA-38), USS Colorado (BB-45), USS Balch (DD-363), and USS Montpelier in 1943; USS Helena (CL-50) in 1940; SS Vestland aground (probably in Iceland); USS Wasp (CV-7) in 1941; German submarine U-570 surrendering to a British RAF plane, August 28, 1941.
9 photographs of ADM Jonas Ingram and other unidentified individuals at a social event.
15 miscellaneous photographs. Subjects include ADM Chester W. Nimitz and ADM Raymond A. Spruance in 1944; USs Wichita (CA-45) undergoing overhaul at Puget Sound Navy Yard, September 24, 1943; and a church service aboard USS Wichita
6 photographs showing USS Sitko Bay shooting down a Kamikaze, April 7, 1945
19 photographs related to sailors aboard a battleship and on a cruiser, circa 1942-1943.
13 photographs of USS Normahal (WPG-122), including photos of the ship and VADM Giffen reading at a shipboard ceremony, circa 1944.