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Sailors with a loaded Mousetrap rocket array, probably fall of 1942 at Key West, Florida, United States.

Caption   Sailors with a loaded Mousetrap rocket array, probably fall of 1942 at Key West, Florida, United States. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-701380
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Mousetrap Anti-Submarine Rocket   Main article  Photos  
Photos at Same Place Key West, Florida, United States
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 2 Jul 2019

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
2 Jul 2019 01:36:34 PM

Note that the sailor with the stylish hat does not have his hand on the firing mechanism. You wouldn’t want to be anywhere near where these three sailors are standing when those rockets went off. His hand is on the retainer handle that is releases the rocket retainers prior to launch. The retainer handle and the retainer clips can be better seen on the lower rack.

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WW2-Era Place Name Key West, Florida, United States
Lat/Long 24.5652, -81.7988
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