World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Dividends

A storm was rising over New Guinea. One day last week, through a cloud slit in the turbulent sky, a heavy-bellied Liberator (6-24) spied something to break the monotony of its patrol: 14 leaden ships upon a leaden ocean.

They were Japanese ships, headed toward New Guinea. The news was an answer to Lieut. General George C. Kenney's prayers. Taking cover under the gathering storm, a Japanese convoy had slipped out of Rabaul and was edging down the dark New Britain coast with reinforcements for Lae, main Jap base in New Guinea. The...

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