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Aircraft wreckage on beach (with American fleet in background) following US Marines' fierce battle against Japanese for Iwo Jima during WWII.

Hell in the Pacific: Rare World War II photographs show American soldiers' fight for survival in brutal Battle of Saipan

Aircraft wreckage on beach (with American fleet in background) following US Marines' fierce battle against Japanese for Iwo Jima during WWII.

USS Langley in Pearl Harbor, May 1928. This was one of the first attempts of building a aircraft carrier by the US.  Z

On 20 March 1922 the fuel ship USS Jupiter was recommissioned as USS Langley (CV the U. Navy’s first aircraft carrier. This photo shows Langley at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, with 34 planes on her flight deck, May National Archives photo

The USS Hornet.

USS Hornet is a United States Navy aircraft carrier of the Essex class. Construction started in August she was originally named USS Kearsarge, but was renamed in honor of the USS Hornet which was lost in October becoming the eighth ship to bear the name.

Akagi - The Japanese Flagship Aircraft Carrier during World War II. It was sunk by US Navy planes at the Battle of Midway in 1942.

IJN Akagi - The Japanese Flagship Aircraft Carrier during World War II. It was sunk by US Navy planes at the Battle of Midway in

Japanese carrier Zuikaku

The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, seen in September of The Zuikaku would soon sail toward Hawaii, one of six aircraft carriers used in the attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy. Naval Historical Center) J

A Nimitz class aircraft carrier carrying a full complement of aircraft

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The IJN Carrier 'Akagi' early in 1929 before major modifications made in later years to accommodate the next generation of fighter and bomber aircraft.

Akagi underway in 1929 with aircraft on the upper flight deck and two gun turrets on the middle flight deck.

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.