Bombardment of Tinian, Mariana Islands by the U.S. Navy during the Battle of Tinian in World War II. A 14 inch gun, aboard the battleship USS New Mexico, BB-40, is fired. Smoke from the firing in the foreground. The destroyer USS Braine, DD-630, transferring wounded to the USS New Mexico, after being hit by a shore battery, killing three and wounding fifteen. A litter with blankets and sheets is sent to the destroyer by a high line. Wounded are transferred on litters from the destroyer to the battleship.
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