DUKW-353, Amphibious landing craft, on the beach at Fort Ord, California, 1943

gelatin silver print

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, CA, Fort Ord
April, 1943
emulsion on printing paper
Overall: 10 x 8 in.

10x8 gelatin silver print made by Rosenfeld and Sons in April of 1943. View of two soldiers seated in an amphibious landing craft called a DUKW #353, on a beach, near Fort Ord, California. DUKW's were known familiarly as "Duck's". The design was by Rod Stephens, Dennis Puleston, Palmer Cosslett Putnam in 1942 and they were built by General Motors Corporation. The DUKW was useful in World War II for landing troops and supplies on beaches in Sicily, Normandy, and in the Pacific. A DUKW was a 2-1/2 ton truck capable of carrying 5,000 lbs., had a speed of 5 knots at sea and 50 mph on land. The an acronym DUKW stands for: D=1942, U=utility truck, K=front wheel drive, W=2 rear driving axles. Rubber stamped on back government restriction notice, and "MORRIS ROSENFELD/ PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATOR/ 116 NASSAU ST., N.Y./ Phone BEekman 3-4970" and negative number 106367F. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

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World War, 1939-1945

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Landing craft
United States. Army