Tight-Packed with Trouble for the Japanese
Crammed to utmost capacity with U.S. Marines, lorries, jeeps, water and water-purifying tanks, oil drums, barbed wire, rafts and food-canisters for dropping from the air, this shallow-draught, ocean-crossing L.S.T. (landing ship, tank), only half of which appears in the photograph, heads for the Cape Gloucester area, New Britain, where a landing was effected on Dec. 26, 1943. A bridgehead was established and Japanese airstrips were captured, from which to continue pounding enemy positions there and in New Guinea. See story in p. 601. Photo, Associated Press.