Photo #: NH 50946
USS Salt Lake City (CA-25)
Fires her after 8"/55 guns while bombarding a Japanese-held island in February 1942.
This view has long been identified has a scene from the 24 February bombardment of Wake. However, it may have been taken on 1 February, during the bombardment of Wotje, in the Marshall Islands.
Note Curtiss SOC "Seagull" floatplane in the foreground, with the cruiser's after stack and aircraft crane immediately to the right.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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17 April 2001