Photo #: USMC 67319
Bougainville Campaign, 1943-44
LCVP landing craft circle while awaiting landing orders, during the invasion of Cape Torokina, Bougainville, 1 November 1943.
Photographed by PFC P. Scheer from a 20mm gun position on board USS American Legion (APA-17).
The invasion beaches are in the background, being shelled, and there are planes over the beaches.
The smoking volcano in the far center distance is Mount Bagana.
U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.
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15 January 2002