Retaliation for Pearl Harbor, Baatan and other atrocities




Raid on Tokyo
"Task Force 58 raid on Japan.
40mm guns firing aboard USS HORNET on 16 February 1945,
as the carrier's planes were raiding Tokyo."
Lt. Comdr. Charles Kerlee, February 1945.




Bombing Hokadate
"USS ESSEX based TBMs and SB2Cs
dropping bombs on Hokadate (Hakodate), Japan."
July 1945




Col. Tibbets & Enola Gay
"Col. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., pilot of the ENOLA GAY,
the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima,
waves from his cockpit before the takeoff.
6 August 1945."




Payback
"A dense column of smoke rises more than 60,000 feet
into the air over the Japanese port of Nagasaki,
the result of an atomic bomb, the second ever used in warfare,
dropped on the industrial center August 8, 1945, from a U.S. B-29 Superfortress."




Nagasaki Cathedral
In the background, a Roman Catholic cathedral
on a hill in Nagasaki.
1945




Formation for Surrender
"F4U's and F6F's fly in formation during surrender ceremonies;
Tokyo, Japan. USS MISSOURI left foreground."
September 2, 1945