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Marine Major Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, Commanding Officer of VMF-214 the “Black Sheep” and later Medal of Honor recipient, boards his F4U-1 Corsair at the Barakoma airstrip on Vella LaVella Island, Solomons, Dec 1943.US Marine code talkers on Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Dec 1943
Marine Major Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, Commanding Officer of VMF-214 the “Black Sheep” and later Medal of Honor recipient, boards his F4U-1 Corsair at the Barakoma airstrip on Vella LaVella Island, Solomons, Dec 1943.US Marine code talkers on Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Dec 1943
Marine Pfc C.H. McClure servicing the three Browning M2 .50 caliber machine guns in the right wing of an F4U-1 Corsair fighter on Bougainville, Dec 9, 1943F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron VMF-216 at Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 10 Dec 1943.
Marine Pfc C.H. McClure servicing the three Browning M2 .50 caliber machine guns in the right wing of an F4U-1 Corsair fighter on Bougainville, Dec 9, 1943F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron VMF-216 at Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 10 Dec 1943.
F4U-1A Corsairs of Marine Squadron VMF-216 at Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 10 Dec 1943.A badly damaged F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron 216 flown by a wounded Lt Robert Marshall managed to return safely to Torokina, Bougainville, Solomons after an encounter with a swarm of A6M Zeros over Rabaul, New Britain, Dec 19 1943. Photo 1 of 5.
F4U-1A Corsairs of Marine Squadron VMF-216 at Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 10 Dec 1943.A badly damaged F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron 216 flown by a wounded Lt Robert Marshall managed to return safely to Torokina, Bougainville, Solomons after an encounter with a swarm of A6M Zeros over Rabaul, New Britain, Dec 19 1943. Photo 1 of 5.
A badly damaged F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron 216 flown by a wounded Lt Robert Marshall managed to return safely to Torokina, Bougainville, Solomons after an encounter with a swarm of A6M Zeros over Rabaul, New Britain, Dec 19 1943. Photo 2 of 5.A badly damaged F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron 216 flown by a wounded Lt Robert Marshall managed to return safely to Torokina, Bougainville, Solomons after an encounter with a swarm of A6M Zeros over Rabaul, New Britain, Dec 19 1943. Photo 3 of 5.
A badly damaged F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron 216 flown by a wounded Lt Robert Marshall managed to return safely to Torokina, Bougainville, Solomons after an encounter with a swarm of A6M Zeros over Rabaul, New Britain, Dec 19 1943. Photo 2 of 5.A badly damaged F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron 216 flown by a wounded Lt Robert Marshall managed to return safely to Torokina, Bougainville, Solomons after an encounter with a swarm of A6M Zeros over Rabaul, New Britain, Dec 19 1943. Photo 3 of 5.
A badly damaged F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron 216 flown by a wounded Lt Robert Marshall managed to return safely to Torokina, Bougainville, Solomons after an encounter with a swarm of A6M Zeros over Rabaul, New Britain, Dec 19 1943. Photo 4 of 5.A badly damaged F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron 216 flown by a wounded Lt Robert Marshall managed to return safely to Torokina, Bougainville, Solomons after an encounter with a swarm of A6M Zeros over Rabaul, New Britain, Dec 19 1943. Photo 5 of 5.
A badly damaged F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron 216 flown by a wounded Lt Robert Marshall managed to return safely to Torokina, Bougainville, Solomons after an encounter with a swarm of A6M Zeros over Rabaul, New Britain, Dec 19 1943. Photo 4 of 5.A badly damaged F4U-1A Corsair of Marine Squadron 216 flown by a wounded Lt Robert Marshall managed to return safely to Torokina, Bougainville, Solomons after an encounter with a swarm of A6M Zeros over Rabaul, New Britain, Dec 19 1943. Photo 5 of 5.
Aerial view of Fighter Strip #1 on Guadalcanal a short distance from the main airstrip at Henderson Field, 1944Funeral service for fallen US Marines, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1943-1944
Aerial view of Fighter Strip #1 on Guadalcanal a short distance from the main airstrip at Henderson Field, 1944Funeral service for fallen US Marines, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1943-1944
Heavy US Marine equipment, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1943-1944LST unloading supplies, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1943-1944
Heavy US Marine equipment, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1943-1944LST unloading supplies, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1943-1944
Mail call for US Marines, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1943-1944PT-183 and PT-180, Elco 80-footers of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 11 (MTBRon 11) at the Rendova PT Boat base on Lumbari Island in the Solomon Islands, 1944
Mail call for US Marines, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1943-1944PT-183 and PT-180, Elco 80-footers of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 11 (MTBRon 11) at the Rendova PT Boat base on Lumbari Island in the Solomon Islands, 1944
TBF Avenger being spotted for parking at Barakoma Airfield, Vella Lavella in the Solomons, 1944TBF-1 Avengers getting ready to take off from Piva airstrip, Bougainville, Solomons for a strike against Rabaul, New Britain, 1944. Note differences in the National Insignia.
TBF Avenger being spotted for parking at Barakoma Airfield, Vella Lavella in the Solomons, 1944TBF-1 Avengers getting ready to take off from Piva airstrip, Bougainville, Solomons for a strike against Rabaul, New Britain, 1944. Note differences in the National Insignia.
TBM-1C Avengers forming up over the Green Island airstrip, Northern Solomons, on their way to strike the Japanese. Some Avengers flying from Green Island acted as control ships for some of the first radio-controlled drone bomb strikes, 1944-45.Torokina Airfield, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1943-1944
TBM-1C Avengers forming up over the Green Island airstrip, Northern Solomons, on their way to strike the Japanese. Some Avengers flying from Green Island acted as control ships for some of the first radio-controlled drone bomb strikes, 1944-45.Torokina Airfield, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1943-1944

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