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NH 64634 USS MILWAUKEE (CL-5)

USS MILWAUKEE (CL-5)
Title: USS MILWAUKEE (CL-5)
Caption: Vought O2U-1 observation plane on board the USS MILWAUKEE. The "Flying turtle with a hash mark" indicates that the plane is a "shellback" twice over, having made two flights over the Equator on 18 January 1931. This photograph was probably made shortly after those flights took place. The gun-like object in the center background is a loading machine for the 3"/50 anti-aircraft guns carried by this ship. Loading machines were used for dry loading exercises and helped to minimize unnecessary wear and tear on the guns themselves.
Description: Neg. given by Mr. Franklin Moran in 1967.
Catalog #: NH 64634
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
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After this Year: 1930
Before this Year: 1939
Original Medium: BW Photo
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