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Parafrag bombs falling in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 1940sA bomb exploding off port quarter of a Japanese cargo ship in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943; note Haguro in center distance and USAAF 3rd Bomb Group B-25 bomber in lower left; photo 1 of 2
Parafrag bombs falling in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 1940sA bomb exploding off port quarter of a Japanese cargo ship in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943; note Haguro in center distance and USAAF 3rd Bomb Group B-25 bomber in lower left; photo 1 of 2
A bomb exploding off port quarter of a Japanese cargo ship in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943; note Haguro in center distance and USAAF 3rd Bomb Group B-25 bomber in lower left; photo 1 of 2B-25D Mitchell bomber of the 13th Bomb Squadron departing Simpson Harbor after an attack, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943
A bomb exploding off port quarter of a Japanese cargo ship in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943; note Haguro in center distance and USAAF 3rd Bomb Group B-25 bomber in lower left; photo 1 of 2B-25D Mitchell bomber of the 13th Bomb Squadron departing Simpson Harbor after an attack, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943
Haguro under air attack by USAAF 3rd Bomb Group, Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943Japanese cargo ships under attack, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943
Haguro under air attack by USAAF 3rd Bomb Group, Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943Japanese cargo ships under attack, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943
US B-25D Mitchell bomber USAAF 3rd Bomb Group aircraft attacking Haguro and other ships in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943, photo 1 of 2
US B-25D Mitchell bomber 'Here's Howe' of the 'Grim Reapers' 3rd Bombardment Group, 'Pair-O-Dice' 90th Bombardment Squadron executing a low level attack on Japanese shipping, Rabaul, New Britain, Nov 2 1943USAAF 3rd Bomb Group aircraft attacking Haguro and other ships in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943, photo 1 of 2
USAAF 3rd Bomb Group aircraft attacking Haguro and other ships in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943, photo 2 of 2Japanese freighter exploding after being hit by a bomb, Rabaul, New Britain, Nov 1943
USAAF 3rd Bomb Group aircraft attacking Haguro and other ships in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943, photo 2 of 2Japanese freighter exploding after being hit by a bomb, Rabaul, New Britain, Nov 1943
B-25 Mitchell bomber flying low above a Japanese transport during a raid on Rabaul, New Britain, circa late 1943B-25 Mitchell bombers of the 13th Air Force over the Japanese forward base at Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 5 Mar 1944
B-25 Mitchell bomber flying low above a Japanese transport during a raid on Rabaul, New Britain, circa late 1943B-25 Mitchell bombers of the 13th Air Force over the Japanese forward base at Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 5 Mar 1944
A Ventura patrol aircraft of the Royal New Zealand Air Force overflies Rabaul, New Britain, 1944-1945.PBJ-1 Mitchell bombers of Marine Squadron VMB-433 depart Rabaul, New Britain, after a raid 4 July 1945.
A Ventura patrol aircraft of the Royal New Zealand Air Force overflies Rabaul, New Britain, 1944-1945.PBJ-1 Mitchell bombers of Marine Squadron VMB-433 depart Rabaul, New Britain, after a raid 4 July 1945.
HMS Glory at Rabaul, New Britain, Sep 1945Corsair fighter landing on HMS Glory, off Rabaul, New Britain, 6 Sep 1945
HMS Glory at Rabaul, New Britain, Sep 1945Corsair fighter landing on HMS Glory, off Rabaul, New Britain, 6 Sep 1945
Katsuragi in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 31 Jan 1946
Katsuragi in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 31 Jan 1946


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