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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:24 pm 
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Here are some gems from my trip to the National Archives Still Picture Research Room last December while researching for my book- Lucky's Life by Donald Larson (now available on Amazon)

TBF planes of 1943 and 1944 - Munda Field and others - enjoy

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80-G 57256 TBFs lined up at Munda looking west 6 December 1943

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80-G56475 Loading bombs on TBF 28 October 1943 Squad No 18 Bureau No. 23987

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80-G-80154 Grumman TBF-1 7 May 1943

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80-G-295284 TBF-1 at Munda with damaged wing as a result of Japanese AA fire Oct 1943

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80-G-57269 TBFs landing at Munda after strike on Bougainville 6 Dec 1943


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80-G-464123 TBF in Flight Oct 1951

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80-G-57251 TBFs lined up at Munda 6 Dec 1943

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Gunner Benjamin Wynn Wright of Jacksonville, Fl., pilot Lt. William (Lucky) Rudolf Larson of Hanks, ND, and Radioman Richard (Wag) Clayton Wagner of Watertown, SD on the wing of an Avenger at the Bomber Strip at Munda Airfield 12 November 1943 Picture from Lucky's Life by Donald Larson

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Lucky's Life by Donald Larson - available on Amazon.com


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80 G-56476 Bomb train passes by TBF at Munda 28 Oct 1943

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Fueling TBF planes at Munda Airfield - 26 October 1943 (342-FH-3A44430-A80632AC)


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