A General Motors built Avenger roars over the beachhead on Panson Island on 20 October 1944

U.S. Navy Official photograph, Gift of Charles Ives, from the collection of The National World War II Museum
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397. Photograph. Grumman TBM Avenger flies above landing forces, ”File Number 287577 Navy Lands Army on Panson—Pictorial record of an amphibious landing—ships of the Navy’s Seventh Fleet lands Army forces on Panson Island, south of Leyte, after an aerial and surface bombardment on October 20, 1944. Navy Grumman designed, General Motors built Avenger roars over the beachhead on Panson.” 20 October 1944

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$120.00
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Accession Number: 
2011.102.397
Date: 
20 Oct 1944-
Location: 
Ponson Island
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Branch: 
Navy
Theater of Service: 
Pacific Theater of Operations
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Campaign / Event: 
Battle of Leyte Gulf (October 1944)
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Topical Subjects: 
Airplanes--American--Philippines
Fighter pilots--American--Philippines
Landing craft--American--Philippines
Warships--American--Philippines
Coastlines--Philippines
Collection Level: 
The Charles Ives Collection consists of 719 photographs from the Pacific Theater of WWII. Many of the photographs were taken between 1944 and 1945. Mr. Ives inherited the photographs from a friend from Marblehead, Massachusetts who served as an aviator in the Army Air Corps and discharged as a Major in 1945.