11.17.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


War Games
Wide World News photo, dated March 29, 1941

Troops of the Boston Harbor Antiaircraft Coast Artillery engage a Vultee L-1A "Vigilant" (a Stinson Model 74 in a military configuration) liaison plane being used as a "target" for a machine-gun crew manning an M1917 .30-caliber water-cooled gun. The units were engaged in the 2nd Army War Games some six months before Pearl Harbor.

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