Victory Rockets through sky. Black lines of smoke against the sky streak towards Jap installation on Okinawa. Fired from Navy (LSMRS)? the missiles contributed to the consolidations of beachheads in the opening phases of amphibious assaults.
USS Idaho (BB-42) a New Mexico-class battleship shells Okinawa on 1 April 1945 easily distinguished by her tower foremast & 5-38 Mk 30 single turrets (visible between the barrels of the forward main turrets). Idaho was the only battleship with this configuration.
U.S. Naval Submarine Base, Groton, CN Launching of a ballistic missile submarine. USS George Washington (SSBN-598) The lead ship of her class of nuclear ballistic missile submarines, was the third United States Navy ship of the name, in honor of George Washington (1732–1799), first President of the United States, and the first of that name to be purpose-built as a warship.
VIETNAM HIDDEN PHOTOS An American F-105 warplane is shot down and the pilot ejects and opens his parachute in this photo taken by North Vietnamese photograper Mai Nam on September 1966 near Vinh Phuc, north of Hanoi. This photo is one of the most recognized images taken by a North Vietnamese photographer during the war. The pilot of the aircraft was taken hostage and held in a Hanoi prison from 1966 to 1973. (AP Photo/Pioneer Newspaper/Mai Nam)