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Gunner with .30 cal. machine gun in U.S. Navy aircraft, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, TX. August 1942
Gunner with .30 cal. machine gun in U.S. Navy aircraft, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, TX. August 1942.

Today in WW II: 30 Jul 1940 President of Estonia, Konstantin Päts, is imprisoned by Soviet agents and deported to Russia.  More 
30 Jul 1944 Operation Bluecoat begins, an attack by British Second Army supporting breakout in Normandy, aimed to secure the Vire junction and high ground of Mont Pinçon [30 Jul-7 Aug].
30 Jul 1945 USS Indianapolis [CA-35] torpedoed by Japanese submarine, sinks in 12 minutes killing 300 immediately, leaving 900 men in shark-infested waters without lifeboats; only 316 rescued 4 days later.
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USMC 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, loading an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank onto a US Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) for transport to a dock landing ship as part of Expeditionary Strike Group Eight (ESG-8), 5 November 2005
USMC 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, loading an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank onto a US Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) for transport to a dock landing ship as part of Expeditionary Strike Group Eight (ESG-8), 5 November 2005.

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US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), Black Aces, Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA, conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips, 13 September 2005
US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), Black Aces, Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA, conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips, 13 September 2005.

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A Marine uses a forklift to tow an M-151A2 jeep from a railroad flatcar to a cargo ship loading area, Marine Amphibious Brigade, Wilmington, NC, 5 September 1981
A Marine uses a forklift to tow an M-151A2 jeep from a railroad flatcar to a cargo ship loading area, Marine Amphibious Brigade, Wilmington, NC, 5 September 1981.

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