This collection of photographs, largely 8" x 10" and approximately 4 " x 5 "silver gelatin prints, documents the activities of the crews of two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers serving in the South Pacific during World War II. Aurey Strohpaul the U.S. Naval photographer who took the photos served aboard both the U.S.S. Casablanca and the U.S.S. Rudyerd Bay capturing images of the vessels and crews while serving in support of the many amphibious landings made by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army on various islands in the Pacific including Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The photos reflect the actions of naval fighter and bomber aircraft taking off and landing after completing combat sorties in the vicinity of the carriers. They also document seamen and officers performing their daily duties in support of the aircraft as well as taking part in recreational activities aboard ship.