F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron VMF-216 taxis down the strip at Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Dec 1943. Note TBM Avengers and NE-1 Grasshoppers parked along the strip.

Caption     F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron VMF-216 taxis down the strip at Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Dec 1943. Note TBM Avengers and NE-1 Grasshoppers parked along the strip. ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Marine Corps via VMF216.com
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Solomon Islands Campaign   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos at Same Place Torokina, Bougainville, British Somaliland
Added By David Stubblebine

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Lat/Long -6.2472, 155.0488
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