August 8 1942, near Tulagi, Solomon Islands. This photo, taken by a sailor from the U.S.S. Ellet (DD-398) destroyer, shows a Japanese G4M1 "Betty" from the 801st Kokutai. The bomber was shot down while attacking U.S. ships with an aerial torpedo. During this attack, 23 "Bettys" were making a run on U.S. ships carrying men and supplies for the Marine's that landed at Guadalcanal. 18 of these bombers were shot down.