Photo #: 80-G-238240
Saipan Operation, June 1944
Port side and after 5"/38 guns of USS Wichita (CA-45) firing on enemy targets on Saipan, 26 June 1944.
The guns' simultaneous discharge indicates they are firing under director control.
Note the 40mm gun mount at left, with ammunition loaded but no personnel present.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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25 February 2002