Canadian underwater photographer Christopher Hamilton, 34, embarked on a diving expedition to the Solomon Islands, near Papua New Guinea to photograph these underwater relics. A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is pictured above
Aircraft & Aircraft Carriers Sunk Beneath the Waves
The Guadalcanal campaign was fought between August 7, 1942, and February 7, 1943, in the Pacific theater of World War II. This campaign, fought on the ground, at sea, and in the air, pitted Allied forces against Imperial Japanese forces, and was a decisive, strategically significant campaign of World War II. The fighting took place on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the southern Solomon Islands and was the first major offensive launched by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan
https://flic.kr/p/jzKWdC | airplane from masthead | View from atop the mast of the private yacht Freydis as it passes by a sunken three-seat Japanese float plane from WW2, said to have been sunk by American aircraft while anchored in the Shortland group of the Solomon Islands. This picture was taken on a six-week trip by private sailboat through the seldom-visited islands north of New Guinea, in an area of the South Pacific known as the Solomon Sea. Most of the islets here have no airport or…
US troops land on Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands group. Guadalcanal was the focus of crucial battles in 1942–1943. American victory in the Solomons halted the Japanese advance in the South Pacific. Guadalcanal, August 1942.