Heavy Artillery Gun Barrel 2

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Item Details

Title

Heavy Artillery Gun Barrel 2

Subject

Military life
Military uniforms
Casey, Bob

Description

"Sgt Bob Casey showing breech mechanism of Japanese coastal artillery gun. Abandoned on South coast of Biak" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Abandoned Artillery. On the south coast, Hill photographed his friend Sgt Bob Casey staring into the open breech of an eight-inch Japanese artillery piece mounted in a defensive position. This may be one of the 'large guns...awaiting emplacement on the Bosnek beaches, while others in the same area, including a second 6-inch coast defense gun, had been destroyed by Allied air and naval bombardment prior to the landings." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

1944

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.353

Spatial Coverage

Biak, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill