USS Saint Louis (CL-49) bombarding Guam, 21 July 1944

USS Saint Louis (CL-49) b0mbarding Guam, 21 July 1944
Here we see the Brooklyn class light cruiser USS St Louis (CL-49) bombarding Guam on 21 July 1944. All five of her main targets appear to be firing at a target towards the right of the picture. Also note another ship taking part in the bombardment in the distance (middle left), and possibly a third seen just over turret no.3.
US Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45, Mark Stille. Covers the five classes of US Navy light cruisers that saw service during the Second World War, with sections on their design, weaponry, radar, combat experience. Nicely organised, with the wartime service records separated out from the main text, so that the design history of the light cruisers flows nicely. Interesting to see how new roles had to be found for them, after other technology replaced them as reconnaissance aircraft [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (22 April 2017), USS Saint Louis (CL-49) bombarding Guam, 21 July 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Saint_Louis_CL-49_guam.html

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