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Haircuts for 363rd Field Artillery Battalion

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With their M1 155 mm howitzer behind them, Private First Class Troy Dixon, Leadhill, Arkansas, uses a Japanese barber chair to cut the hair of Sergeant John Anderson, Anita, Pennsylvania. Both men are from the 363rd Field Artillery Battalion, 96th Infantry Division, XXIV Corps, Tenth Army. War weary from days of heavy combat operations, the 363rd Field Artillery Battalion left Buckner Bay, Okinawa on July 27, 1945 on Coast Guard-manned LST-832 for Mindoro, Philippine Islands for rest and relaxation. The M1 155 mm towed howitzer was introduced in combat in 1942. The weapon could fire 40 rounds sustained fire per minute to a range of over 9 miles (14,600 meters.) The howitzer fired separated ammunition, which means that the projectile could be fired with different charges of propellant. After the war this weapon was re-designated the M114.
Image Filename wwii1039.jpg
Image Size 2 MB
Image Dimensions 2924 x 2364
Photographer Hendrickson
Photographer Title
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed June 10, 1945
Location Shuri
City Shuri
State or Province Okinawa
Country Japan
Archive National Archives and Records Administration
Record Number
Status Caption ©2007, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

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