‘The next way home’s the farthest way about.’
Francis Quarles (1592–1644)
Letters from home occupied the attention of one Marine aircrewman on Bougainville in 1944, while his mates seize the opportunity to catch 40 winks in the shade of a Vought F4U Corsair. Despite the caption’s identity of a Marine, that little bit of a Jolly Roger peeking out from behind the wing identifies an aircraft of the Navy’s VF-17.
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