LCVP 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 LegionMap of situation the Pacific War as of 1 Nov 1943, showing one Allied offensive plan at that timeMen of the US 3rd Marine Regiment fighting just inland of Blue 3 Beach, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1 Nov 1943SBD Dauntless dive bomber of US Marine Corps VMSB-144 squadron flying over Cape Torokina by Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1 Nov 1943
LCVP 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 LegionMap of situation the Pacific War as of 1 Nov 1943, showing one Allied offensive plan at that timeMen of the US 3rd Marine Regiment fighting just inland of Blue 3 Beach, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1 Nov 1943SBD Dauntless dive bomber of US Marine Corps VMSB-144 squadron flying over Cape Torokina by Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1 Nov 1943
USS Columbia and other warships off Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1-2 Nov 1943; note crashed Japanese aircraft ahead of USS ColumbiaUSS Columbia bombarding Japanese positions on Bougainville, Solomon islands, 1 Nov 1943
USS Columbia and other warships off Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1-2 Nov 1943; note crashed Japanese aircraft ahead of USS ColumbiaUSS Columbia bombarding Japanese positions on Bougainville, Solomon islands, 1 Nov 1943


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