PHOTO OF THE WEEK



The World War II Photo of the Week
for 8 May 2000


SAILOR WITH 20-mm MAGAZINE (32 K)



A Different Kind of Magazine

On board the U.S.S. Tulagi (CVE-72), Steward's Mate Second Class Miles Davis King carries a loaded magazine for a 20-mm antiaircraft gun, as the escort carrier steams through the Mediterranean Sea en route to the Invasion of Southern France. Photographed a few days prior to 15 August 1944. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (Photo No. 80-G-417623).

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