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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.
A Wildcat lifted from APV Kitty Hawk to ACV Long Island, Fila Harbor, New Hebrides (now Port Vila, Vanuatu), 28 Aug 1942Destroyer 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.
A Wildcat lifted from APV Kitty Hawk to ACV Long Island, Fila Harbor, New Hebrides (now Port Vila, Vanuatu), 28 Aug 1942Destroyer 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 2 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.
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 2 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.
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 4 of 4.Troops abandoning ship after the converted luxury liner SS President Coolidge struck two mines while entering the harbor at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 26 Oct 1942. Only 2 men were lost out of over 5,000.
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 4 of 4.Troops abandoning ship after the converted luxury liner SS President Coolidge struck two mines while entering the harbor at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 26 Oct 1942. Only 2 men were lost out of over 5,000.
Chester Nimitz and William Halsey aboard USS Curtiss at Chester Nimitz and William Halsey aboard USS Curtiss at
Chester Nimitz and William Halsey aboard USS Curtiss at 'Button' Naval Base, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 20 Jan 1943, photo 1 of 2Chester Nimitz and William Halsey aboard USS Curtiss at 'Button' Naval Base, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 20 Jan 1943, photo 2 of 2
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.
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.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 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.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 1943
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.

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