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USS Helm at anchor at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 6 Apr 1942.A Jeep packed with mortar shells, a mortar tube between the seats, and the mortar plate on the floor, New Caledonia, 1942.
USS Helm at anchor at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 6 Apr 1942.A Jeep packed with mortar shells, a mortar tube between the seats, and the mortar plate on the floor, New Caledonia, 1942.
Quincy at New Caledonia, 3 Aug 1942, photo taken from carrier WaspUSS San Juan probably at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 3 Aug 1942; photograph taken from USS Wasp
Quincy at New Caledonia, 3 Aug 1942, photo taken from carrier WaspUSS San Juan probably at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 3 Aug 1942; photograph taken from USS Wasp
SS President Adams (foreground) and USS Quincy (background) off New Caledonia, 4 Aug 1942Major General Richard Sutherland, Admiral Chester Nimitz, Vice Admiral Robert Ghormley, and Major General Millard Harmon meeting aboard USS Argonne at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 28 Sep 1942
SS President Adams (foreground) and USS Quincy (background) off New Caledonia, 4 Aug 1942Major General Richard Sutherland, Admiral Chester Nimitz, Vice Admiral Robert Ghormley, and Major General Millard Harmon meeting aboard USS Argonne at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 28 Sep 1942
South Dakota, DD Mahan, DD Lamson repaired by USS Prometheus at Nouméa, New Caledonia, Nov 1942Admiral Halsey, Rear Admiral Charles P Mason, Captain Austin K Doyle, and an unidentified captain in the captain
South Dakota, DD Mahan, DD Lamson repaired by USS Prometheus at Nouméa, New Caledonia, Nov 1942Admiral Halsey, Rear Admiral Charles P Mason, Captain Austin K Doyle, and an unidentified captain in the captain's cabin on USS Nassau at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 23 Dec 1942
USS Saratoga and HMS Victorious at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 1943Alexander Vandegrift and William Halsey at Nouméa, New Caledonia, Jan 1943
USS Saratoga and HMS Victorious at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 1943Alexander Vandegrift and William Halsey at Nouméa, New Caledonia, Jan 1943
B-17E Flying Fortress bomber Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 22 Apr 1943.
B-17E Flying Fortress bomber 'Typhoon McGoon II' of 11th Bomb Group, USAAF 98th Bomb Squadron, New Caledonia, Jan 1943Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 22 Apr 1943.
HMS Victorious moored at Nouméa, New Caledonia, summer 1943 during the period Victorious was operating with the US Fleet.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 Nouméa, New Caledonia, 14 Jun 1943
HMS Victorious moored at Nouméa, New Caledonia, summer 1943 during the period Victorious was operating with the US Fleet.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 Nouméa, New Caledonia, 14 Jun 1943
Lieutenant General Millard Harmon, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Admiral William Halsey in New Caledonia, 14 Sep 1943B-17 Flying Fortress bomber in New Caledonia, 1944; note markings that showed 118 bombing missions, 20 aircraft destroyed, 7 merchant ships sunk, and 6 combat vessels destroyed
Lieutenant General Millard Harmon, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Admiral William Halsey in New Caledonia, 14 Sep 1943B-17 Flying Fortress bomber in New Caledonia, 1944; note markings that showed 118 bombing missions, 20 aircraft destroyed, 7 merchant ships sunk, and 6 combat vessels destroyed
Lieutenant Howard W. Whalen, New Caledonia, 1945Sanborn
Lieutenant Howard W. Whalen, New Caledonia, 1945Sanborn's officers Lieutenant (jg) Wilson O. Kaden, Lieutenant (jg) Carl Jackson, Ensign Louis V. Shepard, New Caledonia, 1945


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