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80-G-278815 Task Force 38, of the U.S. Third Fleet

Photo #: 80-G-278815  Task Force 38, of the U.S. Third Fleet
Title: Task Force 38, of the U.S. Third Fleet
Description: Maneuvering off the coast of Japan, 17 August 1945, two days after Japan agreed to surrender. Taken by a USS Shangri-La (CV-38) photographer. The aircraft carrier in lower right is USS Wasp (CV-18). Also present in the formation are five other Essex class carriers, four light carriers, at least three battleships, plus several cruisers and destroyers. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-278815
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