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English: The 5"/38 Mark 12 dual-purpose gun number #5 of III. battery on the aft-starboard side of the USS Enterprise CV-6. This battery was heavily damaged by 2nd bomb-hit in the battle of Eastern Solomons. 38 crewmembers died including Photographer's Mate Robert F. Read. 10 of them were never identified.
Česky: Zničené 127 mm (5")/38 cal Mk 12 víceúčelové dělo č. 5 ze III. baterie umístěné vzadu na pravoboku USS Enterprise CV-6. Tato baterie byla těžce poškozena druhou pumou, která loď zásahla během bitvy u východních Šalamounů. 38 mužů posádky zahynulo, včetně válečného fotografa Roberta F. Reada. Deset těl nebylo nikdy identifikováno.
Date 27 May 2006
Source US Government ( Although from a commercial site that lists the source of this photo as William T. Barr, William Barr was a US Navy photographer (source: performing official duties for the US government which makes this and any other photo he took during this time original works of the US Government. Original works of the US Government are public domain documents.
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