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Aomori camp Allied POWs cheer

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PIGEONS OF WAR

PIGEONS OF WAR

PIGEONS OF WAR

PIGEONS OF WAR

Heading out to patrol the waters of the Central Pacific, a US Navy blimp lifts off of the deck of an escort carrier. The blimps didn’t look like much, but they provided valuable reconnaissance and rescue support and occasionally added their limited supply of depth bombs to attacks on besieged U-boats.

Heading out to patrol the waters of the Central Pacific, a US Navy blimp lifts off of the deck of an escort carrier. The blimps didn’t look like much, but they provided valuable reconnaissance and rescue support and occasionally added their limited supply of depth bombs to attacks on besieged U-boats.

Her hull packed with valuable supplies, a cargo vessel steams warily through choppy Atlantic waters. Behind it, the setting sun may remind the wary crew that night-hunting wolf packs may already be lurking.

Her hull packed with valuable supplies, a cargo vessel steams warily through choppy Atlantic waters. Behind it, the setting sun may remind the wary crew that night-hunting wolf packs may already be lurking.

Silhouetted Atlantic convoy ships seem to be ducking the sun’s searching spotlight as a US Navy airship reconnoiters overhead in June 1943.

Silhouetted Atlantic convoy ships seem to be ducking the sun’s searching spotlight as a US Navy airship reconnoiters overhead in June 1943.

A trio of US Navy airships on convoy duty patrols above seemingly placid Atlantic waters.

A trio of US Navy airships on convoy duty patrols above seemingly placid Atlantic waters.

After 1943, fewer and fewer German U-boats caught glimpses of target-rich Allied convoys. Increasingly unfettered, long columns of cargo ships plowed their way safely to Europe and beyond. This one was lugging supplies across the Pacific.

After 1943, fewer and fewer German U-boats caught glimpses of target-rich Allied convoys. Increasingly unfettered, long columns of cargo ships plowed their way safely to Europe and beyond. This one was lugging supplies across the Pacific.

Waves crash over the side of another surrendered U-boat as hard-luck German sailors await pickup by the destroyer USS Fanning (DD-385).

Waves crash over the side of another surrendered U-boat as hard-luck German sailors await pickup by the destroyer USS Fanning (DD-385).

Surrounded by American naval officers, a U-boat commander translates instructions to his crewmen in the shadow of the brig that will soon be his home. His submarine had fallen victim to the US Coast Guard cutter Icarus.

Surrounded by American naval officers, a U-boat commander translates instructions to his crewmen in the shadow of the brig that will soon be his home. His submarine had fallen victim to the US Coast Guard cutter Icarus.

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