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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.

Caption   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. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Marine Corps via VMF216.com
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Photos on Same Day 19 Dec 1943
Photos at Same Place Torokina, Bougainville, British Western Pacific Territories
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 26 Jan 2013

This photograph has been scaled down; full resolution photograph is available here (900 by 644 pixels).

Licensing  Public Domain. Please support Robert Marshall, Jr. and John Kemper's effort with their VMF216.com project.

Additionally, 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 Torokina, Bougainville, British Western Pacific Territories
Lat/Long -6.2472, 155.0488
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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

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