Marine F4U-1 Corsair on the Torokina Airstrip, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, early 1943.F4U-1 Corsairs of Marine Squadron VMF-214 taxiing for take-off at Torokina Airstrip, Bougainville, Solomons, 1943LCVP landing craft circling off Cape Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands while awaiting orders, 1 Nov 1943; note 20mm Oerlikon AA gun; photographed from aboard APA-13 USS American LegionMen of US 3rd Marine Division disembarking onto the invasion beach at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Nov 1943
Marine F4U-1 Corsair on the Torokina Airstrip, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, early 1943.F4U-1 Corsairs of Marine Squadron VMF-214 taxiing for take-off at Torokina Airstrip, Bougainville, Solomons, 1943LCVP landing craft circling off Cape Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands while awaiting orders, 1 Nov 1943; note 20mm Oerlikon AA gun; photographed from aboard APA-13 USS American LegionMen of US 3rd Marine Division disembarking onto the invasion beach at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Nov 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.F4U-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.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 1 of 5.
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.F4U-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.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 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.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 4 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 5 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.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 4 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 5 of 5.
Torokina Airfield, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1943-1944
Torokina Airfield, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1943-1944


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