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127-GR-14-88-50516: Marine Fighter Plane Saved. Set afire by a Japanese bomb hit on the hanger in the background, this Marine fighter plan was pulled into the open by Leatherneck who used dirt and chemicals to extinguish the flames. The plane, a Grumman “Wildcat” was NOT damaged seriously and was able to return to the air. The picture was taken shortly after the Marines captured a strategic Guadalcanal airport from the Japanese.

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