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Captured Japanese coastal defense gun at Enogai, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 5 Jul 1943USS Denver SG radarscope image showing Battle of Kula Gulf situation at 0117 on 6 Jul 1943
Captured Japanese coastal defense gun at Enogai, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 5 Jul 1943USS Denver SG radarscope image showing Battle of Kula Gulf situation at 0117 on 6 Jul 1943
USS Helena (left) and USS St. Louis (right) firing during Battle of Kula Gulf in the Solomon Islands, 6 Jul 1943; photo taken from USS HonoluluUS Marine Corps 155 mm Howitzer Carriage M1917 or M1918 howitzer under tow, Rendova, Solomon Islands, 7 Jul 1943
USS Helena (left) and USS St. Louis (right) firing during Battle of Kula Gulf in the Solomon Islands, 6 Jul 1943; photo taken from USS HonoluluUS Marine Corps 155 mm Howitzer Carriage M1917 or M1918 howitzer under tow, Rendova, Solomon Islands, 7 Jul 1943
American casualties lying on stretchers aboard a landing craft, awaiting evacuation, Munda Point, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 12 Jul 1943American night-time naval gunfire against Japanese positions at New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 12 Jul 1943
American casualties lying on stretchers aboard a landing craft, awaiting evacuation, Munda Point, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 12 Jul 1943American night-time naval gunfire against Japanese positions at New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 12 Jul 1943
Cruiser USS St. Louis and New Zealand cruiser Leander firing during Battle of Kolombangara, 13 Jul 1943Two survivors of the sunken Jintsu, dressed in US Navy uniforms, aboard USS Nicholas (DD-449), 13 Jul 1943
Cruiser USS St. Louis and New Zealand cruiser Leander firing during Battle of Kolombangara, 13 Jul 1943Two survivors of the sunken Jintsu, dressed in US Navy uniforms, aboard USS Nicholas (DD-449), 13 Jul 1943
Cruiser USS St. Louis coming alongside repair ship USS Vestal at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides for initial repair of torpedo damage to her bow received in the Battle of Kolombangara, 16 Jul 1943105mm Howitzer M2A1 crew of US 152nd Field Artillery Battalion on New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 1943
Cruiser USS St. Louis coming alongside repair ship USS Vestal at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides for initial repair of torpedo damage to her bow received in the Battle of Kolombangara, 16 Jul 1943105mm Howitzer M2A1 crew of US 152nd Field Artillery Battalion on New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 1943
Destroyed Japanese field gun, New Georgia, 1943Japanese Type 91 40mm anti-aircraft gun at Munda Point, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, Aug 1943
Destroyed Japanese field gun, New Georgia, 1943Japanese Type 91 40mm anti-aircraft gun at Munda Point, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, Aug 1943
Japanese Type 94 anti-tank gun crew dead in a gun pit after the Battle for Munda Point on New Georgia, Solomon Islands, Aug 1943M3 light tanks of US 9th Marine Defense Battalion near the base of Bibilo Hill, Munda, New Georgia, Aug 1943
Japanese Type 94 anti-tank gun crew dead in a gun pit after the Battle for Munda Point on New Georgia, Solomon Islands, Aug 1943M3 light tanks of US 9th Marine Defense Battalion near the base of Bibilo Hill, Munda, New Georgia, Aug 1943
US construction troops on New Georgia, 1943US Marine supply dump, New Georgia, 1943
US construction troops on New Georgia, 1943US Marine supply dump, New Georgia, 1943
US Marines in New Georgia, 1943US Marines with field gun, New Georgia, 1943
US Marines in New Georgia, 1943US Marines with field gun, New Georgia, 1943
US Marines, New Georgia, 1943US Marines, New Georgia, 1943
US Marines, New Georgia, 1943US Marines, New Georgia, 1943

191 items in this album on 10 pages.

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