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A .30 caliber Browning water-cooled machine gun and its crew on Iwo Jima, circa Feb-Mar 1945

Caption   A .30 caliber Browning water-cooled machine gun and its crew on Iwo Jima, circa Feb-Mar 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 104281
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Photos at Same Place Iwo Jima, Japan
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 29 Jan 2007
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1. joe says:
25 Feb 2009 08:40:50 PM

how does it work? what keeps the water from boiling in the jacket? what makes the water in the can go up to the barrel. thx
2. Anonymous says:
19 Jan 2011 06:34:35 PM

According to a good friend of mine, who manned a 30cal MG, there was a reservor for water and they ran out, after urinating in the can. They continued firing until the weapon locked up. He got his second one the next day and the same thing happened. He said, "I never ran out of hand grenades though and kept them lined up in front of me every night cause those GD *** came in every night".

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WW2-Era Place Name Iwo Jima, Japan
Lat/Long 24.7833, 141.3167
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