Monday, July 21, 2008

Greatest War Photographs. Images 41 - 45

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Wayne Miller, U.S. Navy/National Archives

Crewman aboard the USS Saratoga lift wounded gunner Kenneth Bratton out of the turret of a torpedo bomber after a raid on Rabaul in the South Pacific in 1943. After wounded by antiaircraft fire, Bratton applied a tourniquet to his leg. He remained conscious and was able to help fight off attacking Japanese aircraft as his plane completed its mission.

Jerry Rutberg, Black Star

U.S. troops pass a German woman surveying the damage done by the Allied bombing along the Rhine River in March 1945.

Larry Burrows, Time Life

After recovering the body of a comrade, Marines scramble for a helicopter while under fire after fighting erupted near the demilitarized zone in South Vietnam in 1966. French photographer Catherine LeRoy is see also seen at extreme right.

Larry Burrows, Time Life

Air Cavalry Delivering Supplies to U.S. Marines in Khe Sahn (Vietnam), February 1, 1968.

Paul Watson, Associated Press/The Toronto Star

The body of a U.S. soldier is dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, October 4, 1993. The soldier was one of the 18 Americans killed during a United Nations assault on Somali warlord Mohammed Farah Aideed's military command.

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