“Night Landing on New Britain”, LIFE, Watercolors by David Fredenthal, August 21, 1944 (cont. 2)

Officers Wait To Embark on a rain-soaked South Pacific jetty. They command a party of troops
who will attack before the main body. It’s been pouring steadily for three days.

Advance Party Goes Ashore. Some are already bouncing across rough water in LCT’s
toward enemy positions and one craft is just leaving the destroyer.