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The USS Laffey, got its nickname as "The Ship That Would Not Die" when it was on picket duty off Okinawa in March 1945. About 50 Japanese planes attacked and about half got through to the Laffey. The ship suffered 103 casualties when it was hit by four bombs and five kamikaze planes. The Laffey is also the only surviving American World War II destroyer that saw action in the Atlantic, where it was part of the D-Day invasion

The USS Laffey, got its nickname as "The Ship That Would Not Die" when it was on…

Photo of Drydock Number One

USS Cassin and USS Downes damaged during Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor.

Essex hit by kamikaze, 1944

A Japanese kamikaze aircraft explodes after crashing into Essex ’​s flight deck amidships 25 November 1944

Ernie Pyle, war correspondent,  having a smoke with Marines of the First Marine Division on Okinawa

Ernie Pyle, war correspondent, having a smoke with Marines of the First Marine Division on Okinawa. I believe it wasn't long after this that he was killed. I have been to the monument located at the place he was killed.

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The Battleship Texas with the San Jacinto monument in the background

USS Nimitz CV68 executing a high-speed turn | Thank you P.A. Hollandsworth for the correction -DAJ

USS Nimitz in sharp turn. I was on the ship at the time this picture was taken.

Hospital ship

USS Comfort, patient capacity entered service in May US Navy-built and operated Hospital Ship, off Los Angeles Harbor, California. Crew and medical personnel are on deck, prior to their trip to the Pacific Theater via Australia on 21 June

Final patrol - USS Snook - SS-279  Snook was lost while conducting her ninth war patrol, in the South China Sea and Luzon Strait. On 8 April, she reported her position to submarine Tigrone (SS-419) But when she did not acknowledge  any messages from a number of ships,on the 16 of May the Snook was presumed lost.  Snook was credited with sinking 17 enemy vessels in her two and one-half years of active service. She earned seven battle stars for World War II service.

Final patrol - USS Snook - Snook was lost while conducting her ninth war…

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The destroyer USS Callaghan (DD shown here, was the last US Navy ship to be sunk by kamikaze attack, on 28 July with 47 of her crew lost.

The aircraft carrier USS Belleau Wood burns on Oct. 30, 1944, after it was hit by a Japanese kamikaze plane.

The aircraft carrier USS Belleau Wood burns on Oct. after it was hit by a Japanese kamikaze plane.

USS Oriskany – nicknamed Mighty O, The O-boat, and Toasted O – was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers completed during or shortly after World War II for the United States Navy in 1945. It was sunk off Pensacola in May 2006.

USS Oriskany – nicknamed Mighty O, The O-boat, and Toasted O – was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers completed during or shortly after World War II for the United States Navy in It was sunk off Pensacola in May

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