World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Cheap at the Price

U.S. planes ranged over Japanese bases in the northern Solomons. Presumably they took off from hard-won Guadalcanal. Apparently their effort was to immobilize other Jap bases, as they had Munda, with assault by air.

Last week's announcements told of stout Jap resistance, particularly around Shortland Island, 300 miles northwest of Guadalcanal. In a raid on shipping at nearby Buin, U.S. bombers encountered 45 Zeros. In a raid on the same area the following day, eleven Zeros, two U.S. bombers, six U.S. fighters were shot down. Later that week, low-flying bombers had to...

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