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Funafuti - Gathering Place for B-24 Bombers En Route to Nauru

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During May of 1943, members of the U.S. 7th Air Force gathered at Funafuti - then part of the Ellice Islands - to prepare for, and fly, a mission to the Japanese-held island of Nauru.

This photo, from the U.S. National Archives, bears this description:

B-24 Liberator bomber and crew of US 7th Air Force at Funafuti, Ellice Islands, circa May 1943.

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Image online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.

 

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