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80-G-17066 Guadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942

Photo #: 80-G-17066  Guadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942
Title: Guadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942
Description: Japanese Navy Type 1 land attack planes (later nicknamed Betty) fly low through anti-aircraft gunfire during a torpedo attack on U.S. Navy ships maneuvering between Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the morning of 8 August 1942. Note that these planes are being flown without bomb-bay doors. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-17066
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