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.
"USS ESSEX based TBMs and SB2Cs
dropping bombs on Hokadate (Hakodate), Japan."
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."
"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."
In the background, a Roman Catholic cathedral
on a hill in Nagasaki.
Formation for Surrender
"F4U's and F6F's fly in formation during surrender ceremonies;
Tokyo, Japan. USS MISSOURI left foreground."
September 2, 1945