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B-24 Liberator bomber raiding the Japanese airfields at Cape Gloucester, New Britain in preparation of the American invasion, Dec 1943B-25 Mitchell bomber flying low above a Japanese transport during a raid on Rabaul, New Britain, circa late 1943
B-24 Liberator bomber raiding the Japanese airfields at Cape Gloucester, New Britain in preparation of the American invasion, Dec 1943B-25 Mitchell bomber flying low above a Japanese transport during a raid on Rabaul, New Britain, circa late 1943
B-25 Mitchell bombers of US Army ComAirSols Bomber Command attacking Rabaul, New Britain, circa late 1943; note Lakunai airfield in top center of photoCape Gloucester Air Strip No. 2 being bombed by American aircraft in preparation for invasion, New Britain, Dec 1943
B-25 Mitchell bombers of US Army ComAirSols Bomber Command attacking Rabaul, New Britain, circa late 1943; note Lakunai airfield in top center of photoCape Gloucester Air Strip No. 2 being bombed by American aircraft in preparation for invasion, New Britain, Dec 1943
Richmond Kelsey (far left), Douglas MacArthur (second from left), Amor Sims (second from right), and others studying a relief map of Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 14 Dec 1943
Richmond Kelsey (far left), Douglas MacArthur (second from left), Amor Sims (second from right), and others studying a relief map of Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 14 Dec 1943


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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944