MEN AT WAR: Potato Run

On Bougainville the hungry Japs back in the jungles had taken to cultivating patches of vegetables. The 13th Air Force, trying to chivvy the Japs down to the beach to fight again, went after these truck gardens.

The new offensive was named "the potato run." Its mission: to spray the Japs' budding food supply with fuel oil, kill it before it could be used.


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