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   8.18.2004


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Long-Range Lobbers
uncredited photo, dated April 18, 1945

A U.S. 10th Army Corps 155mm "Long Tom" artillery gun battery fires on enemy positions on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The targets of the shelling, according to the original caption, were four miles away. Note that the gun crews have painted names on the muzzles of their guns.

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