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"Ashes to Iron," a painting by maritime artist Tom Freeman, captures the moment just before the ironclad CSS Virginia rammed the USS Cumberland.
An image made popular by artist J. P. Falter in his WAVES recruiting poster series. (Beverly Robinson Collection)
"The Battle of Fox Green Beach," by Dwight C. Shepler. "We fought all day for this stretch of Omaha Beachhead," Shepler remembered.
A student practicing to be a sea-plane pilot at Naval Air Station Pensacola strikes a steely pose before an N3N biplane on floats. Naval Archives Photo via Stan Piet.
"Coup de Gras," by naval aviation artist R.G. Smith, depicts the sinking USS Princeton at the Battle of Leyte Gulf.