Photo #: 80-G-21946
USS Astoria (CA-34)
Crew of 5"/25 gun # 3 (2nd gun from forward, starboard side) in action during gunnery practice, circa spring 1942.
Note anti-flash head-dress and communications gear worn by the man operating the fuze setter; bearing markings on the gun's splinter shield; and old-style battle helmets.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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12 October 2001