Photograph of 20 mm cannon on board ship, circa 1943

black-and -white negative

PHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Solomon Islands
circa 1943
negative
overall: 2-3/8 x 3-1/2 in.

Negative; black-and-white negative of 20 mm cannon on board ship; destroyed Japanese transport can be seen in background, gunning station with 20 mm cannon upright with two gun shields to right, life ring and towel from Hotel Hiedelberg visible; handwritten on back "The ship in the background/ is a beached Jap transport/ that will never be unbeached./ Note the gismo I've painted/ on the gun shields to/ always keep the pointers/ reminded to fire well/ ahead of the target, a/ very difficult thing to/ make them remember./ Apropos of nothing - I/ Love You./ Me/ P.S. no story to the towel so/ don't get curious."; lightly stamped on back "PASSED BY NAVAL CENSOR". Related to 2004.81.84.


2004.81.194

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