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80-G-K-691 Aviation Ordnanceman

Photo #: 80-G-K-691 Aviation Ordnanceman
Title: Aviation Ordnanceman
Description: Loads the fuselage .50 caliber machineguns of a Brewster F2A Buffalo fighter with ammunition, at Naval Air Station, Miami, Florida, 9 April 1943. The F2A was then in use as a training aircraft. Note 3:1 ratio of black-tipped armor-piercing ammunition to red-tipped tracer ammunition. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-K-691
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