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306542

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ID number 306542
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white

Description

LAE AREA, NEW GUINEA. 1943. AUSTRALIAN TROOPS DISEMBARKING FROM AMERICAN LANDING SHIPS, TANK (LST), INCLUDING LST-456, EAST OF LAE IN PREPARATION FOR THE ASSAULT ON THAT TOWN. 20 MM OERLIKON AA GUNS ARE MOUNTED IN THE BOWS OF THE LSTS. NOTE THE METHOD OF STOWING FUEL DRUMS ON THE DECK OF LST-456, READY FOR RAPID JETTISONING IN CASE OF FIRE. (NAVAL HISTORICAL COLLECTION).