×
Home Intro People Events Equipment Places Maps Books Photos Videos Other Reference FAQ About
     

World War II Database

182 items in this album on 10 pages.

B-17F Fortress flying past Mt. Bagana on Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Nov 11, 1942. This aircraft is returning from bombing Buka Island and is on its way to bomb Shortland Harbor at opposite the end of BougainvilleCrewman 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.
B-17F Fortress flying past Mt. Bagana on Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Nov 11, 1942. This aircraft is returning from bombing Buka Island and is on its way to bomb Shortland Harbor at opposite the end of BougainvilleCrewman 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.
F6F-3 Hellcat of Navy Fighting Squadron 33 after dropping into a bomb crater at the Barakoma airstrip, Vella Lavella, Solomons, late 1943. Fighting 33 was one of the few land based fighter squadrons, a role later taken up by Marine squadrons.Five Japanese F1M seaplanes at Rekata Bay, Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands, 1943
F6F-3 Hellcat of Navy Fighting Squadron 33 after dropping into a bomb crater at the Barakoma airstrip, Vella Lavella, Solomons, late 1943. Fighting 33 was one of the few land based fighter squadrons, a role later taken up by Marine squadrons.Five Japanese F1M seaplanes at Rekata Bay, Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands, 1943
Japanese G4M bombers in revetments, Vunakanau Airfield, Rabaul, New Britain, date unknownMajor Gregory Weissenberger, Commanding Officer of Marine Fighting Squadron 213, the “Hellhawks,” getting into his F4U-1 Corsair with the engine running, Guadalcanal, Solomons, 1943.
Japanese G4M bombers in revetments, Vunakanau Airfield, Rabaul, New Britain, date unknownMajor Gregory Weissenberger, Commanding Officer of Marine Fighting Squadron 213, the “Hellhawks,” getting into his F4U-1 Corsair with the engine running, Guadalcanal, Solomons, 1943.
Parafrag bombs falling in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 1940sHeavy cruisers Wichita (foreground), Chicago (center), and Louisville (background) en route to Guadalcanal, 29 Jan 1943, hours before the Battle of Rennell Island
Parafrag bombs falling in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 1940sHeavy cruisers Wichita (foreground), Chicago (center), and Louisville (background) en route to Guadalcanal, 29 Jan 1943, hours before the Battle of Rennell Island
Chicago low in the water on 30 Jan 1943, after she had been torpedoed by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of Rennell IslandUSS Louisville towing disabled USS Chicago, Battle of Rennell Island, 30 Jan 1943
Chicago low in the water on 30 Jan 1943, after she had been torpedoed by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of Rennell IslandUSS Louisville towing disabled USS Chicago, Battle of Rennell Island, 30 Jan 1943
Aerial view of a Japanese ship from a low-flying B-25 bomber of 90th Squadron of USAAF 3rd Bomb Group during Battle of Bismarck Sea, 2-4 Mar 1943High level bombing of a Japanese ship as viewed from a B-25 bomber of 13th Bomb Squadron, USAAF 3rd Bomb Group during the Battle of Bismarck Sea, 2-4 Mar 1943
Aerial view of a Japanese ship from a low-flying B-25 bomber of 90th Squadron of USAAF 3rd Bomb Group during Battle of Bismarck Sea, 2-4 Mar 1943High level bombing of a Japanese ship as viewed from a B-25 bomber of 13th Bomb Squadron, USAAF 3rd Bomb Group during the Battle of Bismarck Sea, 2-4 Mar 1943
Japanese ship burning after being attacked by the US 5th Air Force, Battle of Bismarck Sea, 4 Mar 1943US 5th Air Force aircraft bracketed a Japanese transport with bombs, Battle of the Bismarck Sea, 4 Mar 1943
Japanese ship burning after being attacked by the US 5th Air Force, Battle of Bismarck Sea, 4 Mar 1943US 5th Air Force aircraft bracketed a Japanese transport with bombs, Battle of the Bismarck Sea, 4 Mar 1943
Japanese 8th Fleet Staff & Base Force officers, Buin, Bougainville, May 1943; Admiral Minoru Ota 2nd from left, General Noboru Sasaki 3rd from left, Admiral Tomoshige Samejima at center, Major KamiyaUSS Helena performing night time bombardment of Japanese positions in the Munda-Vila area, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 13 May 1943; photo taken from USS Honolulu
Japanese 8th Fleet Staff & Base Force officers, Buin, Bougainville, May 1943; Admiral Minoru Ota 2nd from left, General Noboru Sasaki 3rd from left, Admiral Tomoshige Samejima at center, Major KamiyaUSS Helena performing night time bombardment of Japanese positions in the Munda-Vila area, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 13 May 1943; photo taken from USS Honolulu
During rehearsals for the New Georgia operation, troops climb down nets hung over the side of attack transport USS McCawley to board LCVP landing craft at Noumea, New Caledonia, 14 Jun 1943Americans sought cover on the beach of Rendova Island, 30 Jun 1943
During rehearsals for the New Georgia operation, troops climb down nets hung over the side of attack transport USS McCawley to board LCVP landing craft at Noumea, New Caledonia, 14 Jun 1943Americans sought cover on the beach of Rendova Island, 30 Jun 1943
155mm Gun M1 field guns of Battery A of USMC 9th Defense Battalion being loaded onto a LCT for transport to Piru Plantation, Tambusolo Island, Solomon Islands, Jul 1943155mm Gun M1 of the US Marine Corps being towed on the island of Rendova, Solomon Islands, Jul 1943
155mm Gun M1 field guns of Battery A of USMC 9th Defense Battalion being loaded onto a LCT for transport to Piru Plantation, Tambusolo Island, Solomon Islands, Jul 1943155mm Gun M1 of the US Marine Corps being towed on the island of Rendova, Solomon Islands, Jul 1943

182 items in this album on 10 pages.

Further Reading

Read more about Solomon Islands Campaign



Change View
Desktop View

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites
Famous WW2 Quote
"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939