Photo #: 80-G-423162
Martin PBM "Mariner" Patrol Bomber
Explodes Russian-type mines with machine gun fire, in the channel near Chinnampo, North Korea.
The original photo is dated 20 August 1953, after the Korean War armistice. It may have been taken in October-November 1950, when patrol aircraft were employed to search for and destroy mines to open Chinnampo for the use of advancing United Nations' forces.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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11 August 1999