7.6.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


Heaving A Pineapple
ACME News photo, dated April 28, 1944

A 37th Infantry Division GI heaves a grenade at a Japanese position. Note the concentration on his face as he winds up for the pitch, keeping an eye on the target. His buddy has rested his Browning Automatic Rifle butt on the ground, and watches intently. Note the rubber silencer around the dogtag hanging out of the shirt on the GI throwing the grenade. The location is given as Bougainville, specifically the Empress Augusta Bay beachhead.

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