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80-G-16312 Henderson Field, Guadalcanal

Photo #: 80-G-16312  Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
Title: Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
Description: Photographed from a USS Saratoga (CV-3) plane in the latter part of August 1942, after U.S. aircraft had begun to use the airfield. The view looks about northwest, with the Lunga River running across the upper portion of the image. Iron Bottom Sound is just out of view at the top. Several planes are parked to the left, and numerous bomb and shell craters are visible. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-16312
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