Photo #: 80-G-K-787 (Color)
Radioman-Gunner of an SBD "Dauntless" scout-bomber
Aims his plane's twin .30 caliber machine guns aboard USS Independence (CV-22), during the carrier's shakedown period, 30 April 1943.
Note the guns' armor plate, gunsight, and variety of bullet types (with tip marking sequence: red, black, light blue & plain).
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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25 April 2000