“Let there be gall enough in thy ink, though thou write with a goose-pen, no matter.”
William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
“A well-tattooed PT boat crewman” is the World War II Navy title for this photograph taken during training at Melville, Rhode Island. The gunner’s mate is handling belts of 50-cal. machine-gun ammunition with both armor piercing (black tip) and tracer (red tip) rounds in a 3:1 ratio.
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