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NH 97742 Guadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942

Photo #: NH 97742  Guadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942
Title: Guadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942
Description: Fires burn near the Tulagi Cricket Grounds, after bombing by U.S. carrier aircraft on 7 August 1942, the day U.S. Marines landed to capture the island. Photographed from an SBD, this view looks about northwest. Small islands in the foreground are (from the bottom of the view, running toward Tulagi, as identified on the original print): Songonangona, Kokomtabu and Mbangai. The original photograph came from Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison's World War II history project working files. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 97742
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