Colorado-class battleship USS West Virginia Badly damaged at Pearl Harbor was raised & rebuilt and saw service at Leyte Gulf, Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Received 5 battle stars for service. Decommissioned in 1947 and eventually scrapped.
10 June The USS Lexington, U. Navy aircraft carrier, explodes after being bombed by Japanese planes in the Battle of the Coral Sea in the South Pacific during World War II. (AP Photo) Photo by Add this to feed
This true war story about one German pilot’s willingness to stay his hand instead of firing his weapon kept another pilot alive to tell the most amazing tale. Just realized the Brit is called Charlie Brown.
Another view of 14 in battleship USS Nevada (see picture nearby), this time in dry dock post war on December 2 with a good view of her underwater protection 'bulges' - common in dreadnought era designs.