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Joseph McCarthy as "Tail Gunner Joe"

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DESCRIPTION

Marine Captain Joseph R. McCarthy, later a Wisconsin senator, posing as a tail gunner during World War II in Douglas SBD Bomber. McCarthy was an intelligence officer and he flew along as an observer on several bombing missions. McCarthy spent 16 months in the Solomon Islands, serving two tours from September 1943 to March 1944. He returned to the United States in July 1944, assigned to various California military bases. McCarthy resigned from the Marines on December 11, 1944.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 8005

Creation Date: 1943 ca.

Creator Name: United States. Marines.

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Collection Name: McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PH 6022.7

Original Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The original negative of a similar view was donated by Glenn Silber who suggests Penn Kimball, a PR officer who sent out McCarthy's WWII releases and photos, as the photographer.

SUBJECTS

Airplane, Military

Clothing and dress

Men

Military art and science

Military uniforms

Outdoor photography

Persons

Protective clothing

Weapons

World War, 1939-1945

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