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190 items in this album on 10 pages.

African-American men of US 34th Construction Battalion constructing prefabricated steel warehouse at Halavo Seaplane Base, Florida Island, Solomon Islands, 19 Sep 1943155mm Gun M1 of USMC 4th Defense Battalion near Barakoma, Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, date unknown
African-American men of US 34th Construction Battalion constructing prefabricated steel warehouse at Halavo Seaplane Base, Florida Island, Solomon Islands, 19 Sep 1943155mm Gun M1 of USMC 4th Defense Battalion near Barakoma, Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, date unknown
Men of Battery F, 70th Coast Artillery of the US Army manning a 37-mm anti-aircraft gun at Wickham Anchorage, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 1943New Zealand troops landing on Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, circa mid- or late-1943
Men of Battery F, 70th Coast Artillery of the US Army manning a 37-mm anti-aircraft gun at Wickham Anchorage, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 1943New Zealand troops landing on Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, circa mid- or late-1943
Vella Lavella of the Solomon Islands, seen from an American ship, circa 1943Aerial photo of Tonolei Harbor, Bougainville, Solomon Islands during US attack, 9 Oct 1943
Vella Lavella of the Solomon Islands, seen from an American ship, circa 1943Aerial photo of Tonolei Harbor, Bougainville, Solomon Islands during US attack, 9 Oct 1943
F4U-1 Corsair of Maj RG Owens USMC, Marine Squadron VMF-215 at the Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomons, late 1943F4U-1 Corsair of Marine Squadron VMF-223 at the Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomons, 1943
F4U-1 Corsair of Maj RG Owens USMC, Marine Squadron VMF-215 at the Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomons, late 1943F4U-1 Corsair of Marine Squadron VMF-223 at the Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomons, 1943
F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron VMF-212 at Barakoma Airfield, Vella Lavella, Solomons, Nov 1943US troops boarding landing barges at Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, Nov 1943
F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron VMF-212 at Barakoma Airfield, Vella Lavella, Solomons, Nov 1943US troops boarding landing barges at Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, Nov 1943
View of the flight deck of USS Saratoga, Solomon Islands, Nov 1943LCVP 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 Legion
View of the flight deck of USS Saratoga, Solomon Islands, Nov 1943LCVP 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 Legion
Men 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
Men 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
Men of US 3rd Marine Division disembarking onto the invasion beach at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Nov 1943Montpelier firing her guns during the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, night of 1-2 Nov 1943
Men of US 3rd Marine Division disembarking onto the invasion beach at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Nov 1943Montpelier firing her guns during the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, night of 1-2 Nov 1943
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.Japanese freighter exploding after being hit by a bomb, Rabaul, New Britain, Nov 1943
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.Japanese freighter exploding after being hit by a bomb, Rabaul, New Britain, Nov 1943

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