Wreckage and debris on Munda Point airfield, New Georgia Island, after its capture by U.S. forces during World War 2. Dead Japanese soldiers. Destroyed aircraft on island as result of U.S. bombing. Reconstruction workers clear and enlarge runway and operations tower as Americans improve and expand the airbase for their own operations. U.S. flag raised on pole. Seen are the first aircraft to land at Munda Point (on August 14, 1943). The first is a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-40 with letter K and white stripe on fuselage and a white tail. It is followed by a J2F Duck carrying U.S.Marine Brigadier General Francis P. Mulcahy to set up his new headquarters at Munda Point.
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