Photo: Naval History and Heritage Command


Photo: BUAER Newsletter

A close-up photo of Tanambogo Island after the attack of Wildcats shows the wreckage of two Rufe seaplanes, several beaching trolleys and a wooden seaplane ramp

sloping into the water.

Photo: Naval History and Heritage Command

Yokohama Kōkūtai aircraft that USMC technicians took from Tulagi to NAS Alameda, USA.

Courtney Shands pictured in 1957 at the rank of Rear Admiral. As commander of VF-71,

he was instrumental in the destruction of the Rufe aircraft from Yokohama Kōkūtai

on Tanambogo Island on August 7, 1942.


INFO Eduard

April 2023