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NH 95559 Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain

Photo #: NH 95559  Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain
Title: Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain
Description: Attack on Japanese ships in Simpson Harbor, by aircraft of the USAAF 3rd Bomb Group, 2 November 1943. The heavy cruiser Haguro is partially visible at left, with what appears to be the submarine tender Chogei or Jingei beyond. The burning transport in the left center appears to be one of the Hakone Maru class, of which Hakone Maru, Hakozaki Maru and Hakusan Maru were still afloat at the time. Official U.S. Air Force Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 95559
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