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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
6 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. (16.19 x 20.96 cm)

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

Commentary
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.

Dimensions
Sheet: 7 x 8 7/8

Technique
Ferrotyped prints are processed in such a way that they are shiny. The print has a sensitive surface, usually thinner, because it was put through a press while still wet.

Materials
Ferrotyped prints have a sensitive surface, usually shiny and thinner, because they are put through a press while still wet. Ferrotyping makes the surface of the photograph smoother. Light does not scatter as much on a smoother surface, so this increases contrast. That makes ferrotyped images better for press photography.

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  • Image Dimensions: 6 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. (16.19 x 20.96 cm)

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