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United States Navy ship LST-207, staffed by Coast Guard personnel, on Kukum Beach, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 26 Nov 1943.US Marine F4U-1 Corsair in Marine Fighting Squadron 214 (the “Black Sheep”) on the Marsden matting at Torokina airstrip, Bougainville, Solomons, Dec 1943.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.
United States Navy ship LST-207, staffed by Coast Guard personnel, on Kukum Beach, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 26 Nov 1943.US Marine 'Raiders' and their dogs on Bougainville, circa Nov-Dec 1943F4U-1 Corsair in Marine Fighting Squadron 214 (the “Black Sheep”) on the Marsden matting at Torokina airstrip, Bougainville, Solomons, Dec 1943.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.
M3 Gun Motor Carriage of US 7th Marine Regiment at Hill 660 on New Britain, Bismarck Islands, Marine Major Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, Commanding Officer of VMF-214 the “Black Sheep” and later Medal of Honor recipient, boards his F4U-1 Corsair at the Barakoma airstrip on Vella LaVella Island, Solomons, Dec 1943.US Marine code talkers on Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Dec 1943US Marines 3rd Division anti-aircraft crew performing trials with newly assigned 90mm M2 anti-aircraft guns at Cape Torokina by Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, circa late 1943
M3 Gun Motor Carriage of US 7th Marine Regiment at Hill 660 on New Britain, Bismarck Islands, Marine Major Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, Commanding Officer of VMF-214 the “Black Sheep” and later Medal of Honor recipient, boards his F4U-1 Corsair at the Barakoma airstrip on Vella LaVella Island, Solomons, Dec 1943.US Marine code talkers on Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Dec 1943US Marines 3rd Division anti-aircraft crew performing trials with newly assigned 90mm M2 anti-aircraft guns at Cape Torokina by Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, circa late 1943
Marine Pfc C.H. McClure servicing the three Browning M2 .50 caliber machine guns in the right wing of an F4U-1 Corsair fighter on Bougainville, Dec 9, 1943F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron VMF-216 at Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 10 Dec 1943.F4U-1A Corsairs of Marine Squadron VMF-216 at Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 10 Dec 1943.An American surgeon operated on a soldier wounded by Japanese sniper fire, Bougainville, 13 Dec 1943
Marine Pfc C.H. McClure servicing the three Browning M2 .50 caliber machine guns in the right wing of an F4U-1 Corsair fighter on Bougainville, Dec 9, 1943F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron VMF-216 at Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 10 Dec 1943.F4U-1A Corsairs of Marine Squadron VMF-216 at Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 10 Dec 1943.An American surgeon operated on a soldier wounded by Japanese sniper fire, Bougainville, 13 Dec 1943
B-25 Mitchell bomber flying low above a Japanese transport during a raid on Rabaul, New Britain, circa late 1943B-25 Mitchell bombers of US Army ComAirSols Bomber Command attacking Rabaul, New Britain, circa late 1943; note Lakunai airfield in top center of photoTanks of Company B, US Marine Corps 1st Tank Battalion at Arawe, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, Dec 1943Troops of the US Army 112th Cavalry Regiment (Texas National Guard) landing at Arawe, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, 15 Dec 1943; note LVTs and M1 Garand rifles
B-25 Mitchell bomber flying low above a Japanese transport during a raid on Rabaul, New Britain, circa late 1943B-25 Mitchell bombers of US Army ComAirSols Bomber Command attacking Rabaul, New Britain, circa late 1943; note Lakunai airfield in top center of photoTanks of Company B, US Marine Corps 1st Tank Battalion at Arawe, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, Dec 1943Troops of the US Army 112th Cavalry Regiment (Texas National Guard) landing at Arawe, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, 15 Dec 1943; note LVTs and M1 Garand rifles
M4 Sherman tank and men of the US 1st Marine Division moving toward the airfield at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, Dec 1943A badly damaged F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron 216 flown by a wounded Lt Robert Marshall managed to return safely to Torokina, Bougainville, Solomons after an encounter with a swarm of A6M Zeros over Rabaul, New Britain, Dec 19 1943. Photo 1 of 5.A badly damaged F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron 216 flown by a wounded Lt Robert Marshall managed to return safely to Torokina, Bougainville, Solomons after an encounter with a swarm of A6M Zeros over Rabaul, New Britain, Dec 19 1943. Photo 2 of 5.A badly damaged F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron 216 flown by a wounded Lt Robert Marshall managed to return safely to Torokina, Bougainville, Solomons after an encounter with a swarm of A6M Zeros over Rabaul, New Britain, Dec 19 1943. Photo 3 of 5.
M4 Sherman tank and men of the US 1st Marine Division moving toward the airfield at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, Dec 1943A badly damaged F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron 216 flown by a wounded Lt Robert Marshall managed to return safely to Torokina, Bougainville, Solomons after an encounter with a swarm of A6M Zeros over Rabaul, New Britain, Dec 19 1943. Photo 1 of 5.A badly damaged F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron 216 flown by a wounded Lt Robert Marshall managed to return safely to Torokina, Bougainville, Solomons after an encounter with a swarm of A6M Zeros over Rabaul, New Britain, Dec 19 1943. Photo 2 of 5.A badly damaged F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron 216 flown by a wounded Lt Robert Marshall managed to return safely to Torokina, Bougainville, Solomons after an encounter with a swarm of A6M Zeros over Rabaul, New Britain, Dec 19 1943. Photo 3 of 5.

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