10.18.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


Take Off in the Russells
Acme News photo, dated August 16, 1943

A DC-3 military transport plane takes off from a landing strip built by U.S. Navy Seabees in the Russell Islands, under the watchful eyes of a 40mm antiaircraft gun crew. Note that the gun crew has nick-named their gun "Stinky" and painted the name on the gun's barrel housing (just to right of man standing in gun pit).

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