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Australian Army Leslie Johnston standing on an improvised runway made of Marston Matting (PSP) on the beach of Hood Point looking towards B-17E "Frank Buck" 41-2659
Original caption: "Australian Lisle [sic] Johnston watching the American B-17 bomber "Frank Buck" take off from makeshift runway built w. help of friendly island natives."
Credit: George Strock / LIFE  Date: September 1942
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