Photo #: 80-G-202518
Makin Invasion, November 1943
USS Minneapolis (CA-36) bombarding Butaritari Island, Makin Atoll, on 20 November 1943, shortly before U.S. Army forces landed there.
Guns firing are from the cruiser's starboard side 5"/25 secondary battery. Note smoke rings. Simultaneous discharge of these guns indicates that they are firing under remote control.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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11 February 2002