Bougainville campaign (1943-45)
LCVP landing craft circle while awaiting landing orders, during the invasion of Cape Torokina, Bougainville, 1 November 1943. Photographed by PFC P. Scheer from a 20mm gun position on board USS American Legion (APA-17). The invasion beaches are in the background, being shelled, and there are planes over the beaches. The smoking volcano in the far center distance is Mount Bagana.