November 8. 1943, 1/Lt. George Chandler, 339FS, 347FG, has safely returned to his base at Munda, New Georgia Island. This day saw the U.S. invasion of Bougainville at Empress Augusta Bay. Flying a P-38-H, George has shot down in a single pass, his second and third victories, both are Mitsubishi Zero 52’s flying from Rabaul and attempting to dive bomb the invasion fleet.