The World War II Photo of the Week
for 1 September 2003
|Pyrotechnics on Tinian ...|
Touched off by the bombs from U.S. Navy Hellcat fighter-bombers, a Japanese ammunition dump on the island of Tinian in the Marianas goes up in a spectacular display of fire and smoke. U.S. Marines (in foreground) rise from their foxholes to better observe the pyrotechnics. Associated Press WirePhoto via USMC, dated July 31, 1944.