American assault forces hurdle over the side of a Coast Guard LCI into a landing barge, which will bring them into the fight to liberate France, during the Allied invasion of the Normandy, in June 1944. (AP Photo)
Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944. USS Princeton (CVL-23) burning, but still underway, about 20 minutes after she was hit by a Japanese air attack, 24 October 1944. Photographed from USS South Dakota (BB-57).