March 11, 2002


Jeeps on an aircraft carrier in the South Pacific "spot" planes
after their return from the large-scale carrier-based air attack
on the Japanese base at Rabaul, New Britain on Nov. 5, 1943.
Note the 1000-pound bomb being wheeled across deck at lower
right, and the shot-up tail on the plane in the foreground.
In left background is a destroyer.