Sailors at work inside 8-inch gun turret of the USS Chicago (CA-29) during World War II
Pacific Ocean Date:1942, July Duration:1 min 47 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Sailors stripped to the waist, working in gun turret of the American Cruiser USS Chicago (CA-29) in the Southwest Pacific, during World War 2. They bring up and load 8-inch shell followed by gunpowder charges, for one of the three guns in the turret. After firing, they repeat the process. Closeup as they open the gun breech, insert a metal chute to guide the shell and follow it with two propellant charges. Interesting view looking upward from below the gun as the sailors repeat the process. They step back briefly, as the gun fires. Next, sailors are seen below deck, partially rolling shells into a lift and sending up to the gunners.
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