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Introduction
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Prelude to War
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New Roles
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Women Who Served
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The War in the Pacific
Mess Attendant First Class Doris Miller
The Sullivan Brothers
Robert Fredrick Read: Photographer
Joseph Timothy O'Callahan and The U.S.S. Franklin
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One of the most dangerous jobs during the war was that of the combat photographer. During the afternoon of August 24, 1942, the Japanese attacked the U.S.S. Enterprise. As a third bomb exploded on the deck, Photographer Mate 3d Class Robert Fredric Read took this photo. He and several others died of injuries from the explosion. He was posthumously awarded a special citation for meritorious service.

Photo taken by Robert Read of an explosion on the U.S.S. Enterprise

 

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