USS Pennsylvania moving into Lingayen Gulf.jpg

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English: The U.S. Navy battleship USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) leads USS Colorado (BB-45), USS Louisville (CA-28), USS Portland (CA-33), and USS Columbia (CL-56) into Lingayen Gulf before the landing on Luzon, Philippines in January 1945. Battleships and other big gun naval vessels that served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II were used primarily for offshore bombardment of enemy positions and as anti-aircraft screens for aircraft carriers.
Note that the wartime censor has removed Pennsylvania´s radar antennas.
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This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the National Archives Identifier (NAID) 520627.

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Author U.S. Navy photo 80-G-59525
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