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A Navy photographer explains an aerial camera to an interested Islander.
A ventriloquist and his two charges entertain Marshall Islanders as part of a visit by Marine entertainers.
After the Americans recaptured the island, a Pharmacists Mate treats the infected hand of a young Chamorro girl in a Navy dispensary constructed of local material
An American Catholic priest, standing next to a makeshift altar set up on the bech to give a prayer service, presents a young Micronesian girl with a rosary.
At Halavo Seaplane Base, Islanders teach black American Seabees (in shirts) how to make thatch for shading cooler barracks.
Catholic missionaries land on the docks on Guadalcanal after rescue by U.S. Marines and Sailors from one of the Solomon Islands. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
Dressed in native beads they received from the natives of (Mok Island) the crew traded cigarettes, razor blades, and odd bits of cloth for native handicraft and fruit. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
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Fais Islanders try out a new custom: saluting the American flag. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
First of its kind to land in this area, a U.S. Navy "Duck" seaplane fascinates village children. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
Four Fais men sort newly acquired American money with advice from U.S. Marines. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
Gift-giving druing the war flowed two ways, and many Islanders recall the presents they gave to Allied and Japanese servicemen. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
Handling and stowage of gasoline on Guadalcanal. Natives unloading drums from barge.
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