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Grenadiers of the Herman Goering Division walk past a damaged Elephant tank destroyer, belonging to 653. Battallion, near the Italian town of Nettuno, March 20, 1944.

Two Gruppen of the anti-shipping Kampfgeschwader 100 (KG 100) equipped with Do 217s in 1943, with II/KG 100 receiving the Do 217E-5, equipped to carry the Hs 293 guided missile and III/KG 100 the Do 217K-2, with the Fritz-X guided bomb.[113] II/KG 100 made its combat debut against Royal Navy warships in the Bay of Biscay on 25 August 1943, when it near missed the sloop HMS Landguard, while on 27 August, a second attack by 18 Do 217s sank the sloop HMS Egret and badly damaged the destroyer…

USS Atlanta (CL-51) scuttled off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, after being damaged by gunfire from Japanese warships during the Battle of Guadalcanal,

HMS Ajax seen before the Second WW-HMS Ajax strikes again – first use of Naval radar-10/12/1940-These were some of the best Italian ships and there was much speculation within the Italian Navy as to how HMS Ajax had overcome the larger force which had attacked her first. She had sunk the Italian destroyer support ships ARIEL and ARIONE and seriously damaged the destroyers AVIERE and ARTIGLIERE.HMS Ajax was making history, using Radar for the first time in a naval combat engagement,

The crippled Italian warship Artigliere is finished off by a torpedo from HMS York which hits her magazine causing a massive explosion. (October 12, 1940). British forces were led by HMS Ajax which was making history, using Radar for the first time in a naval combat engagement, and using it to good effect. She had sunk the Italian destroyer support ships ARIEL and ARIONE and seriously damaged the destroyers AVIERE and ARTIGLIERE.

THE COAST GUARD IS THE CONVOYS BODY GUARD: Its guns manned and its decks laden with depth charges, a Coast Guard combat cutter helps to safeguard a long line of merchant ships (on the Horizon carrying supplies for the Battle of Germany. These Coast Guard fighters played a major role in breaking the Nazi submarine menace in 1942 and 1943. Now they continue to keep the ship lanes to Europe free of enemy intruders.