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80-G-K-15976 Douglas SBD-3 "Dauntless" scout bomber

Photo #: 80-G-K-15976 Douglas SBD-3 "Dauntless" scout bomber
Title: Douglas SBD-3 "Dauntless" scout bomber
Description: Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless scout bomber The plane's radioman-gunner test fires his twin .30 caliber machine guns, while on an aircraft carrier's flight deck. The yellow marking around the national insignia indicates that this photograph was taken during Operation Torch, the November 1942 invasion of North Africa. Two other sailors are observing, with one slightly protecting his hearing by holding a finger in one ear. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-K-15976
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