National Geographic : 1944 Apr
Jungle War: Bougainville and New Caledonia © National Geographic Society Oil Painting by Lieut. William F. Draper, U.S.N .R. "H" Hour off Bougainville-Marines of the First Wave Swarm into Landing Boats Down cargo nets they clamber from the deck of the motionless transport. Coxswains and engineers, bow men and sternmen, take their stations. Soon the craft will shove off, to circle astern and await the moment of invasion. These official U. S. Navy paintings are the work of Lieut. William F. Draper, U.S.N.R., whose series on the Aleutian Islands appeared in the August, 1943, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE. The canvases depict the American occupation of Bougainville, in the Solomons, on November 1, 1943, and scenes at the United States military base on New Caledonia. They will become a part of the Navy's historical records of the war.