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STORAGE PITS - FUEL
RABAUL
(1) Scattered fuel drums and storage pits.These are square in plan with the spoil forming a low revetment. Some of the fuel drums are piled in the open; others are placed in shallow holes scooped in the ground. Often fuel drums are buried and give a low, mound-like appearance. (2) Fuel storage pits along taxiway. A shallow drainage ditch along taxiway is also used for fuel dispersal. This is common practice.

MALOELAP 
Fuel storage pits. The dark colored fuel drums are visible in some of these pits. There is no attempt at camouflage. Note the lighter toned outline caused by spoil from the excavation which makes these units 'stand out' in the photograph.

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(3) Fuel storage pits with ramp for access. Spoil from the excavation is thrown up to forma revetment. Note truck near upper left corner. (4) Fuel storage pits along the airstrip. This is a common procedure for fuel dispersal at advanced air bases. Location allows for speedy access to fuel stores.
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