National Geographic : 1944 Nov
U.S.Army Air Forces. Official In This Dramatic Surprise Attack, U. S. Paratroopers Cut Off 20,000 Japs atLae, New Guinea The spectacular photograph shows airborne troops dropping along the Markham River. Some of the parachutists arestill intheair. Low-flying planes have laid a protective smoke screen. The maneuver completed encirclement of the enemy in the Salamaua-Laearea. Lae fell 11days later.