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A Grumman TBF-1 Avenger flies over fields bombed by U.S. soldiers on the Japanese-occupied island of Saipan on June 30, 1944

A Grumman TBF-1 Avenger flies over fields bombed by U.S. soldiers on the Japanese-occupied island of Saipan on June 30, 1944

“Polish women are led through woods to their executions by German soldiers sometime in 1941.” (LoC)

“Polish women are led through woods to their executions by German soldiers sometime in 1941.” (LoC)

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4th March 1943: An American Commando crossing a river by a single rope as part of a battle course designed and run by the British army in the highlands of Scotland. A number of U.S. army personnel have taken the course before returning to their units as instructors. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

4th March 1943: An American Commando crossing a river by a single rope as part of a battle course designed and run by the British army in the highlands of Scotland. A number of U.S. army personnel have taken the course before returning to their units as instructors. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

JAPANESE DIVE BOMBER PLUNGING TOWARD THE SEA, downed by antiaircraft fire from a Navy carrier during the Battle of the Philippine Sea, which started on 19 June. Aircraft in the foreground are Grumman Avengers (TBF-1 torpedo bombers). A Japanese naval force approaching the Marianas caused U.S. ships at Saipan, except for those unloading the most necessary supplies, to withdraw to the east. Troops ashore were left without naval gunfire, air support, or sufficient supplies.

JAPANESE DIVE BOMBER PLUNGING TOWARD THE SEA, downed by antiaircraft fire from a Navy carrier during the Battle of the Philippine Sea, which started on 19 June. Aircraft in the foreground are Grumman Avengers (TBF-1 torpedo bombers). A Japanese naval force approaching the Marianas caused U.S. ships at Saipan, except for those unloading the most necessary supplies, to withdraw to the east. Troops ashore were left without naval gunfire, air support, or sufficient supplies.

Grumman TBF-1c Avenger torpedo bomber from the squadron VT-26, after engine failure during take off from the aircraft carrier USS Bataan CVL-29, 1940s. Colorized by Royston Leonard

Grumman TBF-1c Avenger torpedo bomber from the squadron VT-26, after engine failure during take off from the aircraft carrier USS Bataan CVL-29, 1940s. Colorized by Royston Leonard

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