Gas masks seen diving the wreck of Nippo Maru, Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia
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Travel Photos: Life And Death On the Wrecks Of Chuuk Lagoon

On the 16th of February 1944 the first wave of Operation Hailstone strafed Chuuk Lagoon, raining death across the islands. American bombers quickly decimated the Japanese airstrips and destroyed dozens of aircraft while they were still on the ground. Over the next two days, an unyielding storm of bombs and torpedoes pounded the Japanese fleet […]