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Funafuti after the Japanese Retaliatory Strike

Funafuti after the Japanese Retaliatory Strike American History World War II Tragedies and Triumphs

When a pilot broke radio silence, inquiring whether he should return to Funafuti directly - or via Guadalcanal - listening Japanese learned where the attacking B-24s were based.  During the evening following the April 21st attack, Japanese planes reached their destination - 1,000 miles from Nauru - and bombed Funafuti.  Their efforts caused considerable damage.

In this photo, from the U.S. National Archives, we see a burning B-24 Liberator.  Many others were damaged as well.

 


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Image online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.

 

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