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80-G-237330 Vice Admiral Richmond K. Turner, USN, Commander Amphibious Forces Pacific Fleet

Photo #: 80-G-237330  Vice Admiral Richmond K. Turner, USN, Commander Amphibious Forces Pacific Fleet
Description: Peers through captured Japanese binoculars at Tinian Island, in the Marianas (two-and-half miles away from their vantage point on Saipan), prior to the Marine Corps' 24 July 1944 landing on Tinian. Lieutenant General Holland M. Smith, USMC, Commanding General Fleet Marine Force Pacific, is at right, awaiting his turn at the binoculars. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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