us military strikes on other nations

“View of the carrier Yorktown (CV-10) and other ships steaming off Kyushu on March 18, 1945. On this date 16 carriers if Task Force 58 under the command of Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher began launching strikes to neutralize Japanese air power prior to the Allied invasion of Okinawa on April 1, 1945. In 5 days of operation, U.S. naval aviators destroyed 482 enemy planes.”

(National Naval Aviation Museum: 1996.488.243.023)