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Australian casualties at Tsimba Ridge 6 February 1945

Australian casualties at Tsimba Ridge 6 February 1945

Australian casualties being tended in the 31st/51st Battalion Regimental Aid Post during the fighting on Tsimba Ridge on 6 February 1945.

AWM 078948 1st New Guinea Bn troops on patrol February 1945

AWM 078948 1st New Guinea Bn troops on patrol February 1945

Troops from the 1st New Guinea Battalion on patrol in New Britain, 7 February 1945, during World War II.

HMS Victorious arriving at Sydney in February 1945

HMS Victorious arriving at Sydney in February 1945

SYDNEY, N.S.W., AUSTRALIA. 1945-02-10/11. THE ROYAL NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS VICTORIOUS ARRIVING WITH UNITS OF THE BRITISH PACIFIC FLEET.

Mortar during attack on Tsimba Ridge 1945

Mortar during attack on Tsimba Ridge 1945

Australian War Memorial image 079024. A 4.2 Inch mortar of the Australian Army's 101st Brigade Support Company in action during the 31st/51st Battalion's attack on Tsimba Ridge.

Stevens, Steele, Cannan and Northcott at Aitape

Stevens, Steele, Cannan and Northcott at Aitape

AITAPE, NEW GUINEA. VX17 Major General J. E. S. Stevens DSO ED, General Officer Commanding, 6th Division (right) greets VX63396 Lieutenant General J. Northcott CB MVO, Chief Of the General Staff (left), VX89075... More

Amphibious Operations Against Japanese Stragglers on Ramree Island (frame) JIN14

Amphibious Operations Against Japanese Stragglers on Ramree Island (fr...

[amphibious Operations Against Japanese Stragglers on Ramree Island] [allocated] In order to speed the surrender of Japanese forces at Ramree town (on Ramree Island in the Arakan region of Burma) Royal Indian N... More

British mortars in action during the fighting for Meiktila in Burma, 28 February 1945. SE3281

British mortars in action during the fighting for Meiktila in Burma, 2...

British mortars in action during the fighting for Meiktila in Burma, 28 February 1945. The Campaign in Mandalay February - March 1945: British mortars in action during the fighting for Meiktila.

British troops show off a souvenir Japanese flag captured at Ondaw, Burma, 12 February 1945. SE3130

British troops show off a souvenir Japanese flag captured at Ondaw, Bu...

British troops show off a souvenir Japanese flag captured at Ondaw, Burma, 12 February 1945. Troops show off a souvenir Japanese flag captured at Ondaw, 12 February 1945.

Men of an Indian forestry company use elephants to transport logs to be used to build boats for crossing the Chindwin River, Burma, 23 February 1945. SE3198

Men of an Indian forestry company use elephants to transport logs to b...

Men of an Indian forestry company use elephants to transport logs to be used to build boats for crossing the Chindwin River, Burma, 23 February 1945. Men of the an Indian forestry company use elephants to trans... More

Men of the 2nd Division disembark from boats having crossed the Irrawaddy river at Ngazun, Burma, 28 February 1945. SE3146

Men of the 2nd Division disembark from boats having crossed the Irrawa...

Men of the 2nd Division disembark from boats having crossed the Irrawaddy river at Ngazun, Burma, 28 February 1945. Men of the 2nd Division disembark from boats having crossed the Irrawaddy river at Ngazun, 28 ... More

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1626

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1626

The British Army in Burma 1945 A Bren gun carrier moves through the devastated outskirts of Ywathitgyi village, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1627

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1627

The British Army in Burma 1945 Troops move cautiously through buildings looking for Japanese snipers, Ywathitgyi, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1628

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1628

The British Army in Burma 1945 Troops crouch behind a low wall as they enter Ywithitgyi village, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1922

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1922

The British Army in Burma 1945 Troops of 53rd Infantry Brigade, 25th Indian Division landing on a river beach-head in the Arakan area near Ru-Yma, 16 February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1928

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1928

The British Army in Burma 1945 Private Britland and Private Lyon of the Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) take cover in the undergrowth during the advance on the village of Myitson, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1931

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1931

The British Army in Burma 1945 Men of the 6th Gurkha Rifles go into action at Singu on the Irrawaddy bridgehead, with Sherman tanks in support, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1934

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1934

The British Army in Burma 1945 Men of the 6th Gurkha Rifles go into action at Singu on the Irrawaddy bridgehead with Sherman tanks in support, February 1945. (actually Stuart tank)

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1943

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1943

The British Army in Burma 1945 Men of the 36th Infantry Division struggle to push a Dodge weapons carrier through the monsoon mud on the road to Mandalay, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1945

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1945

The British Army in Burma 1945 Men of the 36th Infantry Division push a CMP truck up a muddy slope on the road to Mandalay, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1949

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1949

The British Army in Burma 1945 A waterlogged camp on the road to Yambo near Katha, after the start of the monsoon rains, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1980

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1980

The British Army in Burma 1945 A 3-inch mortar team of the 36th Infantry Division in action against the Japanese prior to the capture of Myitson, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1986

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1986

The British Army in Burma 1945 Men of the 6th Rajputana Rifles driving a Japanese armoured carrier "So-Da" M1938 (Type 98) captured near Singu, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1995

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE1995

The British Army in Burma 1945 Men of 36th Infantry Division dig a gun pit for their 25-pdr field gun before taking up position by the Shweli River, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2014

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2014

The British Army in Burma 1945 A soldier of 20th Division works as a cobbler, mending boots after the successful capture of the village of Kyaukse, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2021

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2021

The British Army in Burma 1945 Men of IV Corps, 20th Division, rest after the capture of the village of Kyaukse, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2022

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2022

The British Army in Burma 1945 Men of IV Corps, 20th Division, peeling potatoes after the capture of the village of Kyaukse, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2039

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2039

The British Army in Burma 1945 Troops chat to young women during the advance to Mandalay, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2053

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2053

The British Army in Burma 1945 A Bren gun carrier fitted with empty oil drums as a flotation device after crossing the Mu River on the way to Mandalay, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2055

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2055

The British Army in Burma 1945 Troops of the Dorset Regiment moving into Ywathitgyi to relieve the Royal Scots who captured the town, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2059

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2059

The British Army in Burma 1945 Troops inspect the ruins of Ywathitgyi after its capture, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2065

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2065

The British Army in Burma 1945 Walking wounded are brought back for treatment during the assault on Ywathitgyi, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2067

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2067

The British Army in Burma 1945 A Bren gun team in action at Ywathitgyi, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2070

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE2070

The British Army in Burma 1945 The crew of a Lee tank at Ywathitgyi, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE3006

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE3006

The British Army in Burma 1945 A wounded West African soldier is carried from an L-5 aircraft at an airstrip near Kantha, February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE3239

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE3239

The British Army in Burma 1945 A roller pulled by a truck is used during the construction of an airstrip near Ondaw, 26 February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE3249

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE3249

The British Army in Burma 1945 A Sherman tank of Probyn's Horse (5th King Edward VII's Own Lancers), near Ondaw, 26 February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE3251

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE3251

The British Army in Burma 1945 A 7.2-inch howitzer in action at night near Ondaw, 26 February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE3279

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE3279

The British Army in Burma 1945 Priest 105mm self-propelled gun of 17th Division near Meiktila, 28 February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE3280

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE3280

The British Army in Burma 1945 Men from 17th Division read a signpost from their jeep on one of the few vehicle-worthy roads east of Meiktila, 28 February 1945.

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE3285

The British Army in Burma 1945 SE3285

The British Army in Burma 1945 Men of the West Yorkshire Regiment advance throught the ruins of Meiktila, 28 February 1945.

Guadalcanal campaign. US Navy in WW2. 127-GW-902-111833 (29581747871)

Guadalcanal campaign. US Navy in WW2. 127-GW-902-111833 (29581747871)

127-GW-902-111833: Guadalcanal Campaign, August 1942-January 1943. Marine Model. Somewhere in the South Pacific. No match shortage here! Private James F. Hartley, of Sixth Marine Division, supplies all the ciga... More

USS Doneff (DE-49) at sea on 26 February 1945 (19-LCM-80086)

USS Doneff (DE-49) at sea on 26 February 1945 (19-LCM-80086)

The U.S. Navy destroyer escort USS Doneff (DE-49) at sea on 26 February 1945, in her final World War II configuration. She is painted in Camouflage Measure 22.

USS Engstrom (DE-50) underway off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 27 February 1945 (19-N-79871)

USS Engstrom (DE-50) underway off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 27...

The U.S. Navy destroyer escort USS Engstrom (DE-50) underway off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California (USA), on 27 February 1945. She was under overhaul at Mare Island from 19 January until 27 February 1945.

Rear Admiral Russell Berkey aboard USS Phoenix (CL-46), 15 February 1945 (80-G-273279)

Rear Admiral Russell Berkey aboard USS Phoenix (CL-46), 15 February 19...

Rear Admiral Russell S. Berkey, USN speaks to another ship via electric megaphone (or loud hailer) from the bridge of his flagship, the light cruiser USS Phoenix (CL-46), during the pre-landing bombardment of C... More

USS Massachusetts (BB-59) - 80-G-303478

USS Massachusetts (BB-59) - 80-G-303478

Underway with Task Force 58.1 on 12 February 1945, while en route to raid Tokyo. Ships of Task Group 58.3 are in the background. Taken by a USS Wasp (CV-18) photographer. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in t... More

USS Massachusetts (BB-59) - 80-G-303478

USS Massachusetts (BB-59) - 80-G-303478

Underway with Task Force 58.1 on 12 February 1945, while en route to raid Tokyo . Ships of Task Group 58.3 are in the background. Taken by a USS Wasp (CV-18) photographer. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in ... More

USS Hutchins (DD-476) underway at sea on 24 February 1945 (80-G-310958)

USS Hutchins (DD-476) underway at sea on 24 February 1945 (80-G-310958...

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Hutchins (DD-476) underway at sea on 24 February 1945. The photo was taken from the escort carrier USS Makin Island (CVE-93).

USS South Dakota (BB-57) steams into heavy seas on 24 February 1945 (80-G-K-3345)

USS South Dakota (BB-57) steams into heavy seas on 24 February 1945 (8...

The U.S. Navy battleship USS South Dakota (BB-57) steams into heavy seas on 24 February 1945, while en route to take part Task Force 58's second Tokyo raid of the month. Photographed from atop the battleship's ... More

Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, Vice Admiral Marc Mitscher, Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and Vice Admiral Willis A. Lee aboard USS Indianapolis (CA-35), in February 1945 (NH 49705)

Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, Vice Admiral Marc Mitscher, Fleet Admiral...

U.S. Navy Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, Vice Admiral Marc Mitscher, Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and Vice Admiral Willis A. Lee, Jr. (listed from left to right) aboard the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-3... More

USS Hopewell (DD-681) smoking after a hit by a Japanese shore battery off Corregidor, Philippines, on 14 February 1945 (NH 53565)

USS Hopewell (DD-681) smoking after a hit by a Japanese shore battery ...

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Hopewell (DD-681) smoking amidships, just after she was hit by a Japanese shore battery shell while supporting minesweeping operations off Corregidor, in Manila Bay, Philippines, 14 ... More

Damaged Grumman TBM-3 Avenger of VT-82 in flight, circa in February 1945 (NH 89380)

Damaged Grumman TBM-3 Avenger of VT-82 in flight, circa in February 19...

A damaged U.S. Navy Grumman TBM-3 Avenger of Torpedo Squadron 82 (VT-82) "Devil's Diplomats" in flight after the plane above it in her formation was shot down by anti-aircraft fire near Chichi Jima and fell on ... More

USS Louisville (CA-28) arrives off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 6 February 1945 (NH 92362)

USS Louisville (CA-28) arrives off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 6...

The U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Louisville (CA-28) arrives off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California (USA), on 6 February 1945 to receive repairs for damage inflicted by two Kamikazes a month earlier. The ... More

Crashed F4U of VMF-112 on USS Bennington (CV-20) in 1945

Crashed F4U of VMF-112 on USS Bennington (CV-20) in 1945

U.S. Navy firefighters battle flames engulfing a U.S. Marine Corps Vought F4U-1D Corsair of Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-112 after a crash on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Bennington (CV-20). VMF-... More

F4U-1D VMF-511 on USS Block Island (CVE-106) 1945

F4U-1D VMF-511 on USS Block Island (CVE-106) 1945

A U.S. Marine Corps Vought F4U-1D Corsair of Marine Fighter Squadron VMF-511 attached to Marine Carrier Air Group 1 (MCVG-1) is on the deck of the U.S. Navy escort carrier USS Block Island (CVE-106) preparing t... More

F6F-5s of VF-81 on USS Wasp (CV-18) 1945

F6F-5s of VF-81 on USS Wasp (CV-18) 1945

U.S. Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcats of Fighting Squadron 81 (VF-81) are parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Wasp (CV-18). Note that the individual aircraft numbers have been incorporated into the... More

Aerial view of the Yokosuka Naval District air station on 2 February 1945 (NNAM.1996.488.027.013)

Aerial view of the Yokosuka Naval District air station on 2 February 1...

U.S. Navy reconnaissance photograph showing Yokosuka Naval District air station on Natsu island in the vicinity of Tokyo, Japan, on 17 February 1945.

USS Intrepid (CV-11) in February 1945

USS Intrepid (CV-11) in February 1945

Her deck packed with planes for transport to the Pacific Theater, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11) is underway off U.S. Naval Shipyard Hunters Point near San Francisco, California (USA), on 2... More

USS Alaska (CB-1) gunnery practice

USS Alaska (CB-1) gunnery practice

USS Alaska (CB-1) firing 5"/38 guns on 5 February 1945, one day before the ship arrived at Ulithi and joined the fast carrier task force. Note "flak" bursts in the left distance. Removed caption read: Photo # ... More

USS Mississinewa (AO-59) sinking at Ulithi in November 1944

USS Mississinewa (AO-59) sinking at Ulithi in November 1944

The U.S. Navy fleet oiler USS Patuxent (AO-44) on fire as a result of an internal explosion in the paint locker on the foc'sle while off Iwo Jima, 17 February 1945 two days prior to the invasion on 19 February ... More

Santo Tomas Internment Camp Liberation

Santo Tomas Internment Camp Liberation

A historic photo of the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines during its Liberation from the Japanese Regime in February 1945. The photo shows hundreds of Santo Tomas Internment Camp internees in front ... More

Rajputana Rifles assault on Meiktila

Rajputana Rifles assault on Meiktila

THE BRITISH ARMY IN BURMA 1945, Men of the 6/7th Rajputana Rifles advance behind Sherman tanks during the assault on Meiktila, 23 February 1945.

Army nurses rescued from Santo Tomas 1945d

Army nurses rescued from Santo Tomas 1945d

The Angels of Bataan and Corregidor arrive at Hickam Field in Hawaii. Japanese forces captured the nurses on Corregidor in 1942. The nurses, along with 3,700 men, women, and children civilian prisoners of war,... More