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80-G-K-13571 (Color) Crew of a 3"/50 Dual-Purpose Gun

Photo #: 80-G-K-13571 (Color)  Crew of a 3"/50 Dual-Purpose Gun
Title: (Color) Crew of a 3"/50 Dual-Purpose Gun
Description: Photo #: 80-G-K-13571 () Crew of a 3/50 Dual-Purpose Gun In action during gunnery practice on board a motor minesweeper (YMS), prior to June 1944. The gun has just fired, and is ejecting the spent cartridge casing. Note the hot shell man at left, wearing asbestos gloves to catch the casing. An ammunition handler is standing nearby, ready to load a fresh round. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-K-13571
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