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Montpelier firing her guns during the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, night of 1-2 Nov 1943Busy flight deck of the USS Saratoga, 5 Nov 1943. In the foreground is an SBD Dauntless while F6F-3 Hellcats land astern after a strike against Rabaul in support of Bougainville operations.Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-167 with a through-and-through hole in the bow section made by a Japanese torpedo that did not explode, Solomon Islands, 5 Nov 1943. Note 37mm cannon and “Zebra” pattern paint scheme.Japanese freighter exploding after being hit by a bomb, Rabaul, New Britain, Nov 1943
Montpelier firing her guns during the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, night of 1-2 Nov 1943Busy flight deck of the USS Saratoga, 5 Nov 1943. In the foreground is an SBD Dauntless while F6F-3 Hellcats land astern after a strike against Rabaul in support of Bougainville operations.Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-167 with a through-and-through hole in the bow section made by a Japanese torpedo that did not explode, Solomon Islands, 5 Nov 1943. Note 37mm cannon and “Zebra” pattern paint scheme.Japanese freighter exploding after being hit by a bomb, Rabaul, New Britain, Nov 1943
Phosphorus bombs exploding on Japanese airfields at Rabaul, New Britain, Nov 1943SBD Dauntless crewman Alva Parker, having suffered neck and shoulder shrapnel wounds over Rabaul, New Britain, being helped from the aircraft after landing on USS Saratoga, 5 Nov 1943US Navy airmen Alva Parker, wounded during a raid on Rabaul in New Britain, aboard USS Saratoga awaiting medical treatment, 5 Nov 1943US Navy pilot Commander Joseph Clifton celebrating a successful raid on Rabaul, New Britain aboard USS Saratoga, 5 Nov 1943
Phosphorus bombs exploding on Japanese airfields at Rabaul, New Britain, Nov 1943SBD Dauntless crewman Alva Parker, having suffered neck and shoulder shrapnel wounds over Rabaul, New Britain, being helped from the aircraft after landing on USS Saratoga, 5 Nov 1943US Navy airmen Alva Parker, wounded during a raid on Rabaul in New Britain, aboard USS Saratoga awaiting medical treatment, 5 Nov 1943US Navy pilot Commander Joseph Clifton celebrating a successful raid on Rabaul, New Britain aboard USS Saratoga, 5 Nov 1943
US Navy pilots Ensign Charles Miller, Lieutenant (jg) Henry Dearing, and Lieutenant (jg) Bus Alber walking toward their aircraft aboard USS Saratoga, 5 Nov 1943; note F6F fighterUnited 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.
US Navy pilots Ensign Charles Miller, Lieutenant (jg) Henry Dearing, and Lieutenant (jg) Bus Alber walking toward their aircraft aboard USS Saratoga, 5 Nov 1943; note F6F fighterUnited 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 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 1943
US 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 1943Marine 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.
US 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 1943Marine 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.

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