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Navy bombards Bougainville.
Striking with terrific force before and during the opening phases of the landing by U.S. Marines on Bougainville Island, November 1, U.S. Navy forces struck at Buka airfield, off the northern tip of Bougainville Island, the weet coast of Bougainville, and the Shortland Islands. Both as diversionary actions and as destructive attacks the ruids were succesful, ons 8,000-t…