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Thorpe, Clell [photographer];. Loading rockets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll10/item/76.

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Thorpe, Clell [photographer];. Loading rockets. Marine Bombing Squadron (VMB-613) Photographs. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll10/item/76

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Thorpe, Clell [photographer];, Loading rockets, Marine Bombing Squadron (VMB-613) Photographs, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 24, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll10/item/76.

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Title Loading rockets
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Thorpe, Clell [photographer]
Description Two VMB-613 armorers load 5-inch Forward Firing Aircraft Rockets (FFARs) onto a PBJ-1H's under-wing rocket mounts. These weapons were unguided and consisted of a 5-inch warhead attached to a 3.5-inch rocket motor. Post-war survey results showed that aircraft rockets were not very effective against Japanese concrete reinforced bomb shelters and gun emplacements.
Inscription Ordnance Dept. Loading Tiny Tim rockets.
Subject.Topical (AAT)
  • military personnel
  • armorers
  • rockets
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • United States. Marine Corps. Bombing Squadron 613
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Kwajalein Island (Marshall Islands)
Genre (AAT)
  • black-and-white photographs
Language English
Physical Description 1 photograph
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
Original Item Location ID 1970-003, Box 2, Folder 21
Original Collection Clell Thorpe World War II Photographs
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=259
Digital Collection Marine Bombing Squadron (VMB-613) Photographs
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll10
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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