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Crew members of B-17E "Frank Buck" 41-2659 watch native women carrying food from their gardens pass on the beach at Hood Point. In the foreground is a piece of Marston Matting (PSP) being used to make an improvised runway on the beach.
Original caption: "Shy native women running past crew of the American B-17 bomber "Frank Buck" who were forced to land because of equipment problems and are awaiting salvage."
Credit: George Strock / LIFE  Date: September 1942

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