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80-G-238240 Saipan Operation, June 1944

Photo #: 80-G-238240  Saipan Operation, June 1944
Title: Saipan Operation, June 1944
Description: Port side and after 5/38 guns of USS Wichita (CA-45) firing on enemy targets on Saipan, 26 June 1944. The guns' simultaneous discharge indicates they are firing under director control. Note the 40mm gun mount at left, with ammunition loaded but no personnel present. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-238240
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