Men of US 3rd Marine Division disembarking onto the invasion beach at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Nov 1943

Caption   Men of US 3rd Marine Division disembarking onto the invasion beach at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Nov 1943 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 18 Aug 2008



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1. Woody says:
2 Nov 2019 07:31:43 PM

The 3rd Marines landed at Empress Augusta Bay, November 1st, 1943...my grandfather earned the silver star by helping eliminate the 37mm that was hitting the US landing craft...I have his citation stating such...

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Modern Day Location
WW2-Era Place Name Torokina, Bougainville, British Western Pacific Territories
Lat/Long -6.2435, 155.0401


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