On This Day…October 20th
A TBD-1 Devastator of Torpedo Squadron Six (operating from the Enterprise) drops a Mark 13 torpedo during exercises in the Pacific, October 20.
General McCarthy arrives at Red Beach, Leyte, October 20, 1944. Historians are divided over the spontaneity of the photos, many contending that ‘Dugout Doug’ staged his ‘return’.
Armourers check on the bomb load of a Lancaster of No. 207 Squadron RAF before a night bombing operation to Bremen, Germany 20th October, 1944. . The payload consists of a 4,000-lb ‘cookie’ bomb, small bomb containers (SBCs) filled with 30-lb incendiaries, and four 250-lb target indicators (center of photo).
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