Two more photos today from the "Asahi Shimbun" collection featuring Kawanishi H6K "Mavis" flying boats.
The caption of the first reads:
"JALUIT ATOLL, MICRONESIA - MAY 01: Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force soldiers smile circa May 1942 in Jaluit Atoll, Micronesia. Truk Islands (now known as Chuuk Islands) was under Japanese occupation during the Pacific War, Imperial Japan built various military facilities and regarded as the 'Giblartar of the Pacific' by the Allied Forces. (Photo by Yasuo Tomishige/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)"
The caption of the second reads:
"YOKOSUKA, JAPAN - MARCH 04: The Asahi Shimbun photographer Yasuo Tomishige poses for photographs prior to departing for Rabaul at the Imperial Japanese Navy base on March 4, 1942 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)"