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Anti-aircraft gun crews aboard Light Carrier USS Langley roll with the ship in heavy seas in the South China Sea, Jan 18, 1945

Caption   Anti-aircraft gun crews aboard Light Carrier USS Langley roll with the ship in heavy seas in the South China Sea, Jan 18, 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy via CVL-27
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Photos on Same Day 18 Jan 1945
Photos at Same Place South China Sea, Pacific Ocean
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 9 Aug 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
23 Apr 2020 05:09:38 PM

This image appears at other places around the internet with dates ranging from Dec 1944 to Jun 1945 but the original photo was submitted in the USS Langley After Action Report for the Indo-China Raids of Jan 1945 (page 86). The photo card bears the caption, "‘heavy roll’ on 18 January 1945." On that date, Langley’s war diaries reported 40 knot winds from the northeast and heavy seas severe enough that salt water taken through an air vent shorted out their SK radar.
2. Anonymous says:
26 Jul 2021 04:19:36 AM

My dad was a Anti-aircraft gun crew member aboard Light Carrier USS Langley during WWII

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