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March 3, 1943 : Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea - The Battle of the Bismarck Sea was a battle in the South West Pacific Area during World War II, in which planes of the United States Fifth Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force attacked a Japanese convoy carrying troops to Lae, New Guinea (now Papua New Guinea). Most of the task force was destroyed, and Japanese troop losses were extremely high. United States Air Force were developing a new technique called "skip bombing": flying only a few dozen feet above the sea towards their targets, they would release their bombs, which would then, ideally, ricochet across the surface of the water and explode at the side of the target ship, under it, or just over it. (Photo by Kingendai Photo Library/AFLO)

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The Battle of the Bismarck Sea in Papua New Guinea

March 3, 1943 : Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea - The Battle of the Bismarck Sea was a battle in the South West Pacific Area during World War II, in which planes of the United States Fifth Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force attacked a Japanese convoy carrying troops to Lae, New Guinea (now Papua New Guinea). Most of the task force was destroyed, and Japanese troop losses were extremely high. United States Air Force were developing a new technique called "skip bombing":...
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From gallery: World War II
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Source: AFLO
Date 3 Mar 1943
Location: Japan
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