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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 2A 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 2A 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
B-25D Mitchell bomber of the 13th Bomb Squadron departing Simpson Harbor after an attack, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943Haguro under air attack by USAAF 3rd Bomb Group, Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943
B-25D Mitchell bomber of the 13th Bomb Squadron departing Simpson Harbor after an attack, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943Haguro under air attack by USAAF 3rd Bomb Group, Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943
Japanese cargo ships under attack, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943Map noting American naval operations off Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 31 Oct-2 Nov 1943
Japanese cargo ships under attack, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943Map noting American naval operations off Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 31 Oct-2 Nov 1943
Men of US 3rd Marine Division disembarking onto the invasion beach at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Nov 1943Montpelier firing her guns during the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, night of 1-2 Nov 1943
Men of US 3rd Marine Division disembarking onto the invasion beach at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Nov 1943Montpelier firing her guns during the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, night of 1-2 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 2
USAAF 3rd Bomb Group aircraft attacking Haguro and other ships in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 2 Nov 1943, photo 2 of 2


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