Photo #: SC 175981
Sicily Invasion, July 1943
USS Boise (CL-47) fires on enemy forces near Gela, Sicily, on 11 July 1943.
Photographed by Sgt. Crosnon from USS LST-325. Note manned .50 caliber machine guns on several of the Army trucks embarked on the LST's deck, a precaution against German air attack.
Morison, "History of U.S. Naval Operations in World War II" (Vol. IX, page 107) states that Boise's targets were enemy tanks.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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30 November 2000