Division 7a Manned the: 3" / 50 cal Anti-Aircraft guns. This was the only dual-purpose gun in the USN's inventory and widely used up to the mid-1930s, but then replaced on larger ships by 5"/38 (12.7 cm) and 40 mm mountings, although the Battleships New York and Arkansas still had them as late as 1943.
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USS Texas retained the 3"/50 through out WWII.
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From left to right.
Frank Hollenback 7-A div. boat deck gun # 2 -----3" gun ( gone to sea )
Joseph Mantia 7-A div. boat deck gun # 3------ 3" gun
Henry Lanzoni div. ? worked all over ( gone to sea )
Frank & Henry were two of the best friends I ever had.
Photo provided by : Joseph Mantia
Liberty at San Pedro Bay, the Island of Leyte, Philippines. Photo was taken between 17th May to the 20th of August 1945
Photo provided by crew member Mr. Joe Mantia
served aboard the USS Texas 1944-46.
I see Henry Lanzoni cox,
Frank Hollinback Sea--2nd
I think Patrick Dorerthy
The others in the picture....well?
Photo by Mr. Kittel, aboard USS Texas