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PIT STORAGE
WAKE ISLAND
Fuel drums in pits. The maIerial of excavation is thrown up to form a revetment. This is a typical method of ruel drum storage used by the Japanese. In most cases a ramp leads from the road down Into the pit. Later photos show that supplies placed in these pits are covered with coral sand for camouflage and protection.

(2) LONG PITS WHICH COULD BE USED FOR FULL DRUM STORAGE. The mounded installation in left center of view is ammunition storage unit. The square, low concrete structure in upper right corner of the clearing is also for explosives.

(3) LARGER SCALE VIEW OF FUEL PITS SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN ON THE LEFT. The elongated shape, light toned scars of excavation, neatly stacked drums, and roads leading from main road to each unit make identification a simple matter.

(4) LARGER SCALE VIEW OF STORAGE AREA SHOWN IN VIEW ON LEFT. All of these storage units are empty except for one containing a small shack. The explosive storage units are clearly visible in upper right and lower left corners of the stereo.
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