Rabaul photo

Tavurvur Volcano | Papua New Guinea. Photo Credit: Taro Taylor #landscape #landscapephotography

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The USS Bunker Hill aircraft carrier being attacked by Japanese planes during the US air raid of the island of Rabaul - 11 November 1943. Photo by W. Eugene Smith

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In Matupit crater - Rabaul, East New Britain - Papua New Guinea

Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, Marine Corps Ace credited with the destruction of 28 Japanese aircraft, was awarded the Medal of Honor "for extraordinary heroism above and beyond the call of duty" while in command of a Marine Fighting Squadron in the Central Solomons Area from 12 September 1943 to 3 January 1944. He was shot down over Rabaul on the latter date, and his capture by the Japanese was followed by 20 months as a prisoner of war.

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After saving a fellow soldier, the gunner manned his position. Blister Gunner, Rescue at Rabaul, 1944

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