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File:Bofors firing USS Hornet.jpg


Description Bofors 40 mm anti-aircraft guns on a Mk 12 quadruple mount firing on board USS Hornet (CV-12), circa February 1945, probably during gunnery practice.

The original picture caption identifies the photo as having been taken during Task Force 58's raid on Japan, 16 February 1945. However, helmetless members of the gun crew, and rolled up shirt sleeves, strongly indicate that the occasion was in warmer climes and not while in combat.

View looks aft on the port side, with the carrier's port quarter 5"/38 guns just beyond the 40 mm mount. Note ready-service ammunition and spent shell casings at right; men passing 4-round clips to loaders at left.
Date 1945
NARA Logo created 2010.svg This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the ARC Identifier (National Archives Identifier) 520746.

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Author Lt. Comdr. Charles Kerlee, USN


Public domain This file is a work of a sailor or employee of the U.S. Navy, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.
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