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PBY Catalinas on the ramp of the Luganville Seaplane Base, Segond Channel, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 1942A tractor pulling an SBD Dauntless dive-bomber from a pier on Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, mid-1942. Note LCVPs.
PBY Catalinas on the ramp of the Luganville Seaplane Base, Segond Channel, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 1942A tractor pulling an SBD Dauntless dive-bomber from a pier on Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, mid-1942. Note LCVPs.
Destroyer USS Tucker after nearly being blown in two by a mine getting towed by the stern toward shallow water by YP-346, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 3 Aug 1942.Minelayer USS Breese standing by as a motor launch tows the wreck of the destroyer USS Tucker toward shallow water off Malo Island after Tucker was nearly blown in two by a mine the day before, 4 Aug 1942.
Destroyer USS Tucker after nearly being blown in two by a mine getting towed by the stern toward shallow water by YP-346, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 3 Aug 1942.Minelayer USS Breese standing by as a motor launch tows the wreck of the destroyer USS Tucker toward shallow water off Malo Island after Tucker was nearly blown in two by a mine the day before, 4 Aug 1942.
The bow section of the sunken destroyer USS Tucker sticking out of the water off Malo Island, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, circa Sep 1942.Destroyer USS Laffey (foreground) and cruiser USS Juneau in Luganville anchorage, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Sep 1942. Both ships arrived with survivors of the sunken USS Wasp (Wasp-class). Photo 1 of 4.
The bow section of the sunken destroyer USS Tucker sticking out of the water off Malo Island, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, circa Sep 1942.Destroyer USS Laffey (foreground) and cruiser USS Juneau in Luganville anchorage, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Sep 1942. Both ships arrived with survivors of the sunken USS Wasp (Wasp-class). Photo 1 of 4.
Destroyer USS Laffey (foreground) and cruiser USS Juneau in Luganville anchorage, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Sep 1942. Both ships arrived with survivors of the sunken USS Wasp (Wasp-class). Photo 3 of 4.TBF-1 Avengers of Torpedo Squadron 10 from USS Enterprise fly in formation over Espiritu Santo, March 1943.
Destroyer USS Laffey (foreground) and cruiser USS Juneau in Luganville anchorage, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Sep 1942. Both ships arrived with survivors of the sunken USS Wasp (Wasp-class). Photo 3 of 4.TBF-1 Avengers of Torpedo Squadron 10 from USS Enterprise fly in formation over Espiritu Santo, March 1943.
Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 11 Apr 1943.Headquarters of Commander, Air, South Pacific on Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Jun 1943, with USMC MGen Ralph Mitchell, USMC MGen Holland Smith, Adm Chester Nimitz, VAdm Aubrey Fitch, and Adm William Halsey in front.
Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 11 Apr 1943.Headquarters of Commander, Air, South Pacific on Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Jun 1943, with USMC MGen Ralph Mitchell, USMC MGen Holland Smith, Adm Chester Nimitz, VAdm Aubrey Fitch, and Adm William Halsey in front.
Army MGen Maxwell Murray and VAdm Aubrey Fitch at the Luganville Airfield at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides awaiting first lady Eleanor Roosevelt on her tour of the South Pacific on behalf of the Red Cross, 14 Sep 1943.First lady Eleanor Roosevelt upon arrival at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides during her tour of the South Pacific on behalf of the Red Cross, 14 Sep 1943. She is flanked by VAdm Aubrey Fitch and MGen Maxwell Murray.
Army MGen Maxwell Murray and VAdm Aubrey Fitch at the Luganville Airfield at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides awaiting first lady Eleanor Roosevelt on her tour of the South Pacific on behalf of the Red Cross, 14 Sep 1943.First lady Eleanor Roosevelt upon arrival at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides during her tour of the South Pacific on behalf of the Red Cross, 14 Sep 1943. She is flanked by VAdm Aubrey Fitch and MGen Maxwell Murray.
First lady Eleanor Roosevelt visiting combat wounded in a United States Navy field hospital at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides during her tour of the South Pacific on behalf of the Red Cross, 14 Sep 1943.First lady Eleanor Roosevelt, center, upon arrival at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides during her tour of the South Pacific on behalf of the Red Cross, 14 Sep 1943. Vice-Admiral Aubrey Fitch is to her left.
First lady Eleanor Roosevelt visiting combat wounded in a United States Navy field hospital at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides during her tour of the South Pacific on behalf of the Red Cross, 14 Sep 1943.First lady Eleanor Roosevelt, center, upon arrival at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides during her tour of the South Pacific on behalf of the Red Cross, 14 Sep 1943. Vice-Admiral Aubrey Fitch is to her left.
United States Navy Vice Admiral Aubrey Fitch walking with Eleanor Roosevelt during the first lady’s tour of the South Pacific on behalf of the Red Cross, 14 Sep 1943, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.An SNJ-3 Texan of Marine Air Group 11 flying over Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, Oct 1943. Note the lack of a painted border around the National Insignia.
United States Navy Vice Admiral Aubrey Fitch walking with Eleanor Roosevelt during the first lady’s tour of the South Pacific on behalf of the Red Cross, 14 Sep 1943, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.An SNJ-3 Texan of Marine Air Group 11 flying over Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, Oct 1943. Note the lack of a painted border around the National Insignia.
Avenger Mk II (TBF-1C) of the Royal New Zealand Air Force 30 Squadron at Turtle Bay airstrip, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, Feb 1944.Group photo of the Air Center Photo Lab personnel at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, circa 1944.
Avenger Mk II (TBF-1C) of the Royal New Zealand Air Force 30 Squadron at Turtle Bay airstrip, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, Feb 1944.Group photo of the Air Center Photo Lab personnel at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, circa 1944.
United States Navy Photographers Mate Don Garber of the Air Center Photo Lab at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides holding a fruit bat, common on the island, circa 1944.USS Marcus Island at Espiritu Santo, 15 Jun 1944; note Camouflage Measure 32 Design 15A
United States Navy Photographers Mate Don Garber of the Air Center Photo Lab at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides holding a fruit bat, common on the island, circa 1944.USS Marcus Island at Espiritu Santo, 15 Jun 1944; note Camouflage Measure 32 Design 15A


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