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NH 97745 Guadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942

Photo #: NH 97745  Guadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942
Title: Guadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942
Description: Makambo Island, inside Tulagi harbor just north of Tulagi Island, under bombardment by Allied ships and U.S. carrier aircraft on 7 August 1942, the day U.S. Marines landed on Tulagi. A pattern of four shells has just landed in the water nearby and fires are burning ashore. Photographed from a Navy plane, this view looks toward the ESE, with Tanambogo, Gavutu and Gaomi Islands in the distance. Smoke is rising from Tanambogo. 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 97745
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