Photo #: NH 95558
Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain
Aircraft of the USAAF 3rd Bomb Group attack Japanese ships in Simpson Harbor, 2 November 1943.
The heavy cruiser Haguro is in the foreground. She had been somewhat damaged during the battle of Empress Augusta Bay the previous night.
The burning transport at right appears to be one of the Hakone Maru class, of which Hakone Maru, Hakozaki Maru and Hakusan Maru were still afloat at the time. The ship in the left distance, partially hidden by smoke, appears to be the submarine tender Chogei or Jingei.
Official U.S. Air Force Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
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Image posted 20 March 2003
High-resolution image posted 27 December 2010