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   8.9.2004


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Deadly Accuracy
Acme News photo, dated February 6, 1945

A flight of U.S. 13th Air Force B-24 Liberator bombers target the fortress on Cavite Island near Manila, the Philippines. This high-altitude reconnaissance photo shows several bomb impacts on and about the island fortress. Note the intense shockwaves in the water from several near-hits. Japanese installations can be seen burning from the bombardment.

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