National Geographic : 1945 Sep
Our New Military Wards, the Marshalls 347 A Navy Rubber Raft Helps Carry Marshallese Passengers Ashore at Ailinglapalap LCIs snatch hundreds of islanders from under the noses of their Japanese captors. When the landing craft appeared off the islands in the night, the natives rolled up their mats, gathered their poultry and pigs, and dumped them into outriggers. Silently they tacked out to the ships, and at dawn the women and children and infirm were hauled aboard. The canoes were towed astern to this refuge island (page 351).