An OS2U Kingfisher float plane being towed ashore at Funafuti, Ellice Islands, mid to late 1942. Note the extremely oversized insignia on the wings.1Lt Charleton 1Lt Louis Zamperini, bombardier of this B-24D Liberator 1Lt Louis Zamperini, bombardier of this B-24D Liberator
An OS2U Kingfisher float plane being towed ashore at Funafuti, Ellice Islands, mid to late 1942. Note the extremely oversized insignia on the wings.1Lt Charleton 'Hugh' Cuppernell, the co-pilot of this B-24D Liberator 'Superman' peering through a hole in the aircraft from a 20mm shell over Nauru, Apr 20 1943. The photo was taken at Funafuti, Gilbert Islands; photo 1 of 31Lt Louis Zamperini, bombardier of this B-24D Liberator 'Superman' peering through a hole in the aircraft from a 20mm shell over Nauru, Apr 20 1943; photo taken at Funafuti, Gilbert Islands; photo 2 of 31Lt Louis Zamperini, bombardier of this B-24D Liberator 'Superman' peering through a hole in the aircraft from a 20mm shell over Nauru, Apr 20 1943; photo taken at Funafuti, Gilbert Islands; photo 3 of 3
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B-24D Liberator 'Superman' at Funafuti, Gilbert Islands, 20 Apr 1943, photo 1 of 4; note damage sustained in combat over NauruB-24D Liberator 'Superman' at Funafuti, Gilbert Islands, 20 Apr 1943, photo 2 of 4; note damage sustained in combat over NauruB-24D Liberator 'Superman' at Funafuti, Gilbert Islands, 20 Apr 1943, photo 3 of 4; note damage sustained in combat over NauruB-24D Liberator 'Superman' at Funafuti, Gilbert Islands, 20 Apr 1943, photo 4 of 4; note damage sustained in combat over Nauru
B-24D Liberator of the 42nd Bomb Squadron being loaded with fragmentation bombs at Funafuti, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Nov 18 1943.B-24J Liberator “Our Baby” of the 27th Bomb Squadron at Funafuti Airfield, Gilbert Islands, Dec 1943.
B-24D Liberator of the 42nd Bomb Squadron being loaded with fragmentation bombs at Funafuti, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Nov 18 1943.B-24J Liberator “Our Baby” of the 27th Bomb Squadron at Funafuti Airfield, Gilbert Islands, Dec 1943.


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