Ship Operations

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Standing for inspection on the USS Cumberland Sound (AV-17). 1944

General Quarters – entering Tokyo Bay, 26 August 1945. Gunnery Officer Norman C. Harris in center with binoculars. (Photo credit: Estate of Norman C. Harris)

Number 4 Quad 40's firing - USS Cumberland Sound AV-17

40mm mount in action at Ulithi. At left are twin .50 cal. guns on the tail of a PBM on board. (Photo credit: Estate of Norman C. Harris)

5″/38 in action at Ulithi. (Photo credit: Estate of Norman C. Harris)

Target drone aboard AV-17, 13 May 1945. (Photo credit: Estate of Norman C. Harris)

Target drone ready to launch. (Photo credit: Estate of Norman C. Harris)

Preparing a drone for launch - USS Cumberland Sound AV-17

Drone launch aboard the USS Cumberland Sound AV-17

Morey at the gun director, 1945

Loading ammunition - USS Cumberland Sound AV-17

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