‘Practice is the best of all instructors.’
— Publilius Syrus (c.85–43 BC)
The 20-mm gun crew of a PT boat engages in aerial gunnery practice during training maneuvers off Melville, Rhode Island, during World War II. Stenciled lettering on the gun’s magazine being handled in the center indicates that this may be PT-62, which was based at Melville in 1942–43.
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