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This wounded engineer doubled as a waist gunner during a raid on Gasmata. He returns to his Southwest Pacific base on a stretcher., June 1943
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper

Creation Place: Oceania
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.768

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Fighter’s Return Somewhere in the Southwest Pacific: This engineer doubled as a waist gunner during a raid on Gasmata. Wounded, he returns to his Southwest Pacific base on a stretcher. He fought aboard one of the five B-24 Liberators that bombed the Japanese-held island of New Britain on May 23rd. After fighting off a squadron of Japanese Zeros, every one of the American bombers came home, June 1943.

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