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NH 97593 Marshall and Gilbert Islands raid, February 1942

Photo #: NH 97593  Marshall and Gilbert Islands raid, February 1942
Title: Marshall and Gilbert Islands raid, February 1942
Description: A U.S. Navy SOC Seagull floatplane flies over Wotje Atoll, during the attack on the Japanese airfield there by gunfire from USS Salt Lake City (CV-25) and USS Northampton (CA-26)) and fighters from USS Enterprise (CV-6), 1 February 1942. The original picture caption identifies the burning facilities as an ammunition dump and two fuel dumps. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 97593
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