United States Marine preparing to throw a Mark II “pineapple” grenade on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 1942. Note Browning Automatic Rifle at left.Floating Japanese G4M1 bomber off Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 8 Aug 1942 as seen from the destroyer USS Ellet. The bomber was shot down during an aerial torpedo attack on the Allied shipping off Tulagi. Photo 1 of 2Floating Japanese G4M1 bomber off Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 8 Aug 1942 as seen from the destroyer USS Ellet. The bomber was shot down during an aerial torpedo attack on the Allied shipping off Tulagi. Photo 2 of 2Torpedo damage to the stern of USS Portland as she was undergoing temporary repairs at Tulagi, Solomon Islands. The blast took off Portland’s two inboard propellers, jammed the rudder, and froze the No. 3 turret
United States Marine preparing to throw a Mark II “pineapple” grenade on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 1942. Note Browning Automatic Rifle at left.Floating Japanese G4M1 bomber off Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 8 Aug 1942 as seen from the destroyer USS Ellet. The bomber was shot down during an aerial torpedo attack on the Allied shipping off Tulagi. Photo 1 of 2Floating Japanese G4M1 bomber off Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 8 Aug 1942 as seen from the destroyer USS Ellet. The bomber was shot down during an aerial torpedo attack on the Allied shipping off Tulagi. Photo 2 of 2Torpedo damage to the stern of USS Portland as she was undergoing temporary repairs at Tulagi, Solomon Islands. The blast took off Portland’s two inboard propellers, jammed the rudder, and froze the No. 3 turret
Down by the bow, USS New Orleans arriving in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. The night before, New Orleans was struck by a torpedo in the Battle of Tassafaronga that blew off 150 feet of her bow.Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-109 commanded by Ensign Bryant L Larson delivering 96 survivors from the sunken cruiser USS Northampton to Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. Note the cruiser USS New Orleans at left.USS New Orleans making repairs under make-shift camouflage in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. New Orleans was struck by a torpedo in the Battle of Tassafaronga that blew off 150 feet of her bow.Elco 80-foot torpedo boats PT-149 and PT-122 at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 1943. Note Mark XIII torpedoes and radar dome atop the mast.
Down by the bow, USS New Orleans arriving in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. The night before, New Orleans was struck by a torpedo in the Battle of Tassafaronga that blew off 150 feet of her bow.Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-109 commanded by Ensign Bryant L Larson delivering 96 survivors from the sunken cruiser USS Northampton to Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. Note the cruiser USS New Orleans at left.USS New Orleans making repairs under make-shift camouflage in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. New Orleans was struck by a torpedo in the Battle of Tassafaronga that blew off 150 feet of her bow.Elco 80-foot torpedo boats PT-149 and PT-122 at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 1943. Note Mark XIII torpedoes and radar dome atop the mast.
Vice 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.Australian troops inspecting a captured Japanese Type 91 40mm anti-aircraft gun on Kolombangara, Solomon Islands, 1943.Cruiser USS St Louis departing Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 12 Jul 1943. The bow of fleet oiler USS Lackawanna is visible on the right.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.
Vice 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.Australian troops inspecting a captured Japanese Type 91 40mm anti-aircraft gun on Kolombangara, Solomon Islands, 1943.Cruiser USS St Louis departing Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 12 Jul 1943. The bow of fleet oiler USS Lackawanna is visible on the right.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.
United States Navy ship LST-207, staffed by Coast Guard personnel, on Kukum Beach, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 26 Nov 1943.PT-183 and PT-180, Elco 80-footers of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 11 (MTBRon 11) at the Rendova PT Boat base on Lumbari Island in the Solomon Islands, 1944On behalf of the United States Navy, Vice Admiral Aubrey Fitch receives a plaque from appreciative Solomon Islanders on Guadalcanal, 25 Jan 1944.Captain Arleigh Burke receiving the Navy Cross from Rear Admiral Arthur Merrill aboard the destroyer Charles Ausburne in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomons, 30 Jan 1944.
United States Navy ship LST-207, staffed by Coast Guard personnel, on Kukum Beach, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 26 Nov 1943.PT-183 and PT-180, Elco 80-footers of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 11 (MTBRon 11) at the Rendova PT Boat base on Lumbari Island in the Solomon Islands, 1944On behalf of the United States Navy, Vice Admiral Aubrey Fitch receives a plaque from appreciative Solomon Islanders on Guadalcanal, 25 Jan 1944.Captain Arleigh Burke receiving the Navy Cross from Rear Admiral Arthur Merrill aboard the destroyer Charles Ausburne in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomons, 30 Jan 1944.
Wrecked Nagatsuki on the beach at Kolombangara, Solomon Islands. She was beached 5 Jul 1943 in the Battle of Kula Gulf, photographed 8 May 1944Petrof Bay anchored in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 24 Aug 1944USS Louisville at anchor in the Purvis Inlet, Solomon Islands, 2 Nov 1944.
Wrecked Nagatsuki on the beach at Kolombangara, Solomon Islands. She was beached 5 Jul 1943 in the Battle of Kula Gulf, photographed 8 May 1944Petrof Bay anchored in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 24 Aug 1944USS Louisville at anchor in the Purvis Inlet, Solomon Islands, 2 Nov 1944.


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