Photo #: 80-G-7859
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Scene on the ship's flight deck on 7 August 1942, as she was supporting the first day of the Guadalcanal and Tulagi landings.
Men are moving large bombs forward from the weapons elevator just inboard of the island.
Note that the 1.1" machine gun mount directly in front of the island has no splinter shield.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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12 November 2001