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B-17F Fortress flying past Mt. Bagana on Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Nov 11, 1942. This aircraft is returning from bombing Buka Island and is on its way to bomb Shortland Harbor at opposite the end of BougainvilleCrewman pulls the propeller through on an F4U-1 Corsair of Marine Fighting Squadron 218 at Barakoma Airfield, Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, 1943. Note the general sandblasted look of the aircraft after long exposure to tropical winds and coral dust.F6F-3 Hellcat of Navy Fighting Squadron 33 after dropping into a bomb crater at the Barakoma airstrip, Vella Lavella, Solomons, late 1943. Fighting 33 was one of the few land based fighter squadrons, a role later taken up by Marine squadrons.Five Japanese F1M seaplanes at Rekata Bay, Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands, 1943
B-17F Fortress flying past Mt. Bagana on Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Nov 11, 1942. This aircraft is returning from bombing Buka Island and is on its way to bomb Shortland Harbor at opposite the end of BougainvilleCrewman pulls the propeller through on an F4U-1 Corsair of Marine Fighting Squadron 218 at Barakoma Airfield, Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, 1943. Note the general sandblasted look of the aircraft after long exposure to tropical winds and coral dust.F6F-3 Hellcat of Navy Fighting Squadron 33 after dropping into a bomb crater at the Barakoma airstrip, Vella Lavella, Solomons, late 1943. Fighting 33 was one of the few land based fighter squadrons, a role later taken up by Marine squadrons.Five Japanese F1M seaplanes at Rekata Bay, Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands, 1943
Japanese G4M bombers in revetments, Vunakanau Airfield, Rabaul, New Britain, date unknownMajor Gregory Weissenberger, Commanding Officer of Marine Fighting Squadron 213, the “Hellhawks,” getting into his F4U-1 Corsair with the engine running, Guadalcanal, Solomons, 1943.Parafrag bombs falling in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 1940sHeavy cruisers Wichita (foreground), Chicago (center), and Louisville (background) en route to Guadalcanal, 29 Jan 1943, hours before the Battle of Rennell Island
Japanese G4M bombers in revetments, Vunakanau Airfield, Rabaul, New Britain, date unknownMajor Gregory Weissenberger, Commanding Officer of Marine Fighting Squadron 213, the “Hellhawks,” getting into his F4U-1 Corsair with the engine running, Guadalcanal, Solomons, 1943.Parafrag bombs falling in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 1940sHeavy cruisers Wichita (foreground), Chicago (center), and Louisville (background) en route to Guadalcanal, 29 Jan 1943, hours before the Battle of Rennell Island
Chicago low in the water on 30 Jan 1943, after she had been torpedoed by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of Rennell IslandUSS Louisville towing disabled USS Chicago, Battle of Rennell Island, 30 Jan 1943Aerial view of a Japanese ship from a low-flying B-25 bomber of 90th Squadron of USAAF 3rd Bomb Group during Battle of Bismarck Sea, 2-4 Mar 1943High level bombing of a Japanese ship as viewed from a B-25 bomber of 13th Bomb Squadron, USAAF 3rd Bomb Group during the Battle of Bismarck Sea, 2-4 Mar 1943
Chicago low in the water on 30 Jan 1943, after she had been torpedoed by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of Rennell IslandUSS Louisville towing disabled USS Chicago, Battle of Rennell Island, 30 Jan 1943Aerial view of a Japanese ship from a low-flying B-25 bomber of 90th Squadron of USAAF 3rd Bomb Group during Battle of Bismarck Sea, 2-4 Mar 1943High level bombing of a Japanese ship as viewed from a B-25 bomber of 13th Bomb Squadron, USAAF 3rd Bomb Group during the Battle of Bismarck Sea, 2-4 Mar 1943
Japanese ship burning after being attacked by the US 5th Air Force, Battle of Bismarck Sea, 4 Mar 1943US 5th Air Force aircraft bracketed a Japanese transport with bombs, Battle of the Bismarck Sea, 4 Mar 1943Japanese 8th Fleet Staff & Base Force officers, Buin, Bougainville, May 1943; Admiral Minoru Ota 2nd from left, General Noboru Sasaki 3rd from left, Admiral Tomoshige Samejima at center, Major KamiyaVice Admiral Aubrey Fitch, right, boards a PBY-5A on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, after an inspection visit, May 1943. The others are USMC BGen Francis Mulcahy, USN RAdm Charles Mason, and Army MGen Alexander Patch.
Japanese ship burning after being attacked by the US 5th Air Force, Battle of Bismarck Sea, 4 Mar 1943US 5th Air Force aircraft bracketed a Japanese transport with bombs, Battle of the Bismarck Sea, 4 Mar 1943Japanese 8th Fleet Staff & Base Force officers, Buin, Bougainville, May 1943; Admiral Minoru Ota 2nd from left, General Noboru Sasaki 3rd from left, Admiral Tomoshige Samejima at center, Major KamiyaVice Admiral Aubrey Fitch, right, boards a PBY-5A on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, after an inspection visit, May 1943. The others are USMC BGen Francis Mulcahy, USN RAdm Charles Mason, and Army MGen Alexander Patch.
USS Helena performing night time bombardment of Japanese positions in the Munda-Vila area, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 13 May 1943; photo taken from USS HonoluluDuring rehearsals for the New Georgia operation, troops climb down nets hung over the side of attack transport USS McCawley to board LCVP landing craft at Noumea, New Caledonia, 14 Jun 1943Headquarters of Commander, Air, South Pacific on Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Jun 1943, with USMC MGen Ralph Mitchell, USMC MGen Holland Smith, Adm Chester Nimitz, VAdm Aubrey Fitch, and Adm William Halsey in front.Americans sought cover on the beach of Rendova Island, 30 Jun 1943
USS Helena performing night time bombardment of Japanese positions in the Munda-Vila area, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 13 May 1943; photo taken from USS HonoluluDuring rehearsals for the New Georgia operation, troops climb down nets hung over the side of attack transport USS McCawley to board LCVP landing craft at Noumea, New Caledonia, 14 Jun 1943Headquarters of Commander, Air, South Pacific on Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Jun 1943, with USMC MGen Ralph Mitchell, USMC MGen Holland Smith, Adm Chester Nimitz, VAdm Aubrey Fitch, and Adm William Halsey in front.Americans sought cover on the beach of Rendova Island, 30 Jun 1943

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