|Caption||Crewman pulls the propeller through on an F4U-1 Corsair of Marine Fighting Squadron 218 at Barakoma Airfield, Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, 1943. Note the general sandblasted look of the aircraft after long exposure to tropical winds and coral dust. ww2dbase|
|Source||ww2dbaseUnited States Marine Corps via the Bobby Rocker Collection|
|Added By||David Stubblebine|
|Added Date||26 Jan 2013|
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|Licensing||Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".|
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|WW2-Era Place Name||Vella Lavella, British Western Pacific Territories|
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