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Ballale, Solomon Islands

OverlayBallale, Solomon Islands

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BEFORE: Like an unsinkable aircraft carrier this tiny island om Bougaiville Strait is typical of many Jap air bases in the Pacific. It is the 2nd largest field in the Solomons. Thirty Cosolidated B-24's excorted by 17 Lockheed P-38's attacked this base from 18 feet on Oct., 1943.

Source Archive picture: Fold3-ID #126945359
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