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Fireworks (The First Japanese Raid on the Island)

Located near a tent, an anti-aircraft gun is shooting at incoming planes
Description: Painting, Oil on Board; by William F. Draper; 1942; Framed Dimensions 20H X 24W
Accession #: 88-189-AQ
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The first Japanese raid on the island of Amchitka brings forth a frantic burst of anti-aircraft fire. In this picture, a 37mm gun adjacent to the mess tent spits out a stream of lead at the invader, while his bombs explode geyser-like in the harbor.

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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