Photo #: 80-G-10458
Guadalcanal Invasion, August 1942
Ordnancemen of Scouting Squadron Six (VS-6) load a 500 pound demolition bomb on an SBD scout bomber on the flight deck of USS Enterprise (CV-6), during the first day of strikes on Guadalcanal and Tulagi, 7 August 1942.
Note aircraft's landing gear and bomb crutch; also bomb cart and hoist.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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27 March 2000