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A stranded Dutch warship evaded Japanese bombers in WWII by disguising itself as an island

HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen covered in branches. Close-up of the foliage used to camouflage the superstructure of the ship A Dutch warship, HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen, was covered with tree branches to disguise it as a tropical island.

Fighter Pilot Jerry Yellin and Nurse Gloria Bullard, U.S. Navy, World War ll | 19 Heartwarming Photographs Of U.S. Veterans, Then And Now

Pilot Jerry Yellin and Nurse Gloria Bullard, World War ll - 19 Heartwarming Photographs Of U. Veterans, Then & Now

Battleship USS Nevada at anchor at Lahaina Roads, Territory of Hawaii, pre-war. Note SOC Seagull scout aircraft on Nevada’s catapults.

[Photo] Battleship USS Nevada at anchor at Lahaina Roads, Territory of Hawaii, pre-war. Note SOC Seagull scout aircraft on Nevada’s catapults.

Battleship USS Nevada at anchor at Lahaina Roads, Maui, Territory of Hawaii, pre-war. Note SOC Seagull scout aircraft on Nevada’s catapults.

dhmvintageviews:  Fitting - out wharf - N.Y. Shipbuilding Co. (LOC) by The Library of Congress on Flickr.

Fitting - out wharf - N. Shipbuilding Co. (LOC) Bain News Service…

During WW II, The Dutch Ship Abraham Crijnssen evaded the prowling Japanese bombers by disguising itself as an island.

Ingenuity of Man. (stranded Dutch warship evaded Japanese bombers in WWII by disgusing itself as an island)

Black smoke pouring from USS California on fire in Pearl Harbour (Pearl Harbor), Oahu Island after the surprise attack by the Japanese which brought America into WW II. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor historical footage video w/ President Roosevelt's address overlaid. Chokes me up.

Survivors of German battleship Bismarck being pulled aboard heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire, 27 May 1941. (Imperial War Museum)

[Photo] Survivors of battleship Bismarck being pulled aboard HMS Dorsetshire, 27 May 1941

Survivors of German battleship Bismarck being pulled aboard heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire, 27 May 1941 (Imperial War Museum)

China's Type 001A aircraft carrier Shandong - Newly Build bahamoth ship

China release another huge and well-equipped aircraft carrier the Shandong. tons aircraft carrier can carry almost everything!

Hollywood actress Vivien Leigh speaks to personnel of the 381st Bomb Group in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-31990) nicknamed "Stage Door Canteen" during a visit to Ridgewell with Lt. Mary Churchill (daughter of the Prime Minister), Lawrence Oliver (far right) and Alfred Lunt.

FRE Hollywood actress Vivien Leigh speaks to personnel of the Bomb Group in front of a Flying Fortress (serial number nicknamed "Stage Door Canteen" during a visit to Ridgewell with Mary Churchill Lawrence Oliver and Alfred Lunt

B-29 "Incendiary Journey"  "Incendiary Journey" #7  Boeing B-29A-45-BN Superfortress  s/n 44-61784  24th Bomb Squadron, 6th Bomb Group, 313th Bomb Wing, 20th Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)  June 1,1945 mission to Osaka,Japan.

Boeing Superfortress Incendiary Journey’ on a 1 June 1945 mission to Osaka, Japan.

Flight Deck: USS Hornet, Battle of Midway 1942. This was a key battle that turned the tide in the Pacific during WWII.

Flight Deck: USS Hornet, Battle of Midway This was a key battle that turned the tide in the Pacific during WWII.

“An eighteen year old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at my trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and says, “I was just checking,” Then he dies. We all cry in private. But not in front of the boys. Never in front of the boys.” - June Wandrey, WWII in HD

“ “An eighteen year old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at my trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and.

View forward from the USS Columbia (CL-56) during the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay. The ship visible ahead should be USS Cleveland (CL-55).

View forward from the USS Columbia during the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay. The ship visible ahead should be USS Cleveland

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