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NH 97766 Guadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942

Photo #: NH 97766  Guadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942
Title: Guadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942
Description: Japanese Navy Type 1 land attack planes (Betty) make a torpedo attack on the Tulagi invasion force, 8 August 1942. The burning ship in the center distance is probably USS George F. Elliott (AP-13), which was hit by a crashing Japanese aircraft during this attack. The original photograph came from the illustrations package for Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, volume IV (originally published opposite page 293). U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 97766
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