National Geographic : 1943 Jan
,Davao otabtct ES Hollandia' Kaukenau N( Gui *Ambunt\ Madang Buna ida. ' Good Wyndham A Argyle VDownsI l S"Derby , Ord Rivern S iDerby. Hals "IWa Fitzroy, Creek. Wa- Darwin " Adelaide River . Pine Creek Katherine Urapunga Victoria Birdum <° River D aly Dal ° *Downs Waters ".eWater S Ica e Hill of Plutoville* Sentar Coen Cooktown Sir Edward Pellew Laura* Willis. r Walsh. Port on Douglas ' rumba Cairns i C NormantonInnisfail SCroydon. " i .4 Georgeto Forsayth l \*Canobie Townsville •Camooweal Ayr Mt.Isa ChartersTowers Bowen I ' Cloncurry , I Mackay QUE ENSLAN D 4Lawr~ s Bouliai Winton.Arama c IBoulia", Longreach Rockhampton From Their Bases in Australia, Flying Fortresses Patrol the Southwest Pacific National Geographic Correspondent Howell Walker accompanied the big Forts on a bombing mission against Lae, New Guinea. Stationed at Darwin, long-range bombers could strike Japs as far north as Davao, Philippines. From a base on Cape York, they could reach enemy warships at Truk, Carolines, in five hours. If fully developed and supplied, the American air base on Guadalcanal could guard sea lanes for a radius of 1,500 miles.