Strength Through Failure #5


Last shot of war photographer Robert F. Read aboard the USS Enterprise, August 24, 1942. The explosion killed him.

3 comments:

William Voorhest said...

There is some debate over the who actually took this photograph. The historical record suggests that it was taken by Marion Riley, Photographer's Mate Second Class & that PhoM 2/c Read was closer to the explosion & killed instantly.
Please see citations.
http://navy.togetherweserved.com/usn/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=EventExt&ID=232854
http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkas:USS_enterprise-bomb_hit-Bat_eastern_Solomons.jpg

Daniel Riccuito said...

Thanks!

Daniel Riccuito said...

Thanks!