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Map noting the Solomon Islands situation in 1943US Pilot’s Strip Chart of “The Slot” in the Solomon chain with ranges indicated from Henderson Field, Guadalcanal. US aircraft flying from Henderson Field were colloquially known as the “Cactus Air Force” after their radio call sign.
Map noting the Solomon Islands situation in 1943US Pilot’s Strip Chart of “The Slot” in the Solomon chain with ranges indicated from Henderson Field, Guadalcanal. US aircraft flying from Henderson Field were colloquially known as the “Cactus Air Force” after their radio call sign.
Map depicting Operation Cartwheel, 30 Jun 1943 to early 1944United States Hydrographic Office July 1943 map of Efate Island, New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) showing friendly aircraft approach bearings.
Map depicting Operation Cartwheel, 30 Jun 1943 to early 1944United States Hydrographic Office July 1943 map of Efate Island, New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) showing friendly aircraft approach bearings.
United States Hydrographic Office July 1943 map of the New Hebrides Islands (now Vanuatu) showing friendly aircraft approach bearings.Map noting American naval operations off Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 31 Oct-2 Nov 1943
United States Hydrographic Office July 1943 map of the New Hebrides Islands (now Vanuatu) showing friendly aircraft approach bearings.Map noting American naval operations off Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 31 Oct-2 Nov 1943
Map noting Japanese dispositions at New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, 30 Nov 1943Map noting engagements in the Solomon Islands and New Guinea, late 1943 to early 1944
Map noting Japanese dispositions at New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, 30 Nov 1943Map noting engagements in the Solomon Islands and New Guinea, late 1943 to early 1944
Map depicting Operation Cartwheel and the invasion of Gilbert and Marshall Islands, 30 Jun 1943-26 Apr 1944Map of major Pacific War engagements, 1942-1945
Map depicting Operation Cartwheel and the invasion of Gilbert and Marshall Islands, 30 Jun 1943-26 Apr 1944Map of major Pacific War engagements, 1942-1945
Japanese track chart during Battle of Eastern Solomons, 23-25 Aug 1942; Annex B of Toyama
Japanese track chart during Battle of Eastern Solomons, 23-25 Aug 1942; Annex B of Toyama's 1 Nov 1945 interrogation
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Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939