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U.S. NAVY CREWMEN READY CARRIER PLANE FOR ATTACK ON TOKYO TARGETS.
Crewmen hoist rockets into position beneath the wings of a plane aboard an Essex-class (27,000-ton) carrier of the U.S. Third Fleet, preparing for a strike against targets in the Tokyo area of the Japanese homeland. By July 30, 1945, combined British and American naval forces under the command of Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr., Thi…