[Digital South Asia Library]

Keagle Photo Archive

Title Anti-aircraft tracer shells A larger version of this photograph is available by clicking on the small size photo below.

[Anti-aircraft tracer shells]
Photographer Robert Keagle
Date 1945
Subject military
Notes Anti-aircraft gun tracer shells leave 4th of July type streaks in the sky over Akyab Island, Burma, during Japanese aircraft raid on the island's harbor. This photo was made by placing the camera on a box, opening the shutter and leaving it that way for duration of the attack. The harbor is about three miles from the 40th Photo Recon Squadron's rice paddy air strip. There was no damage on the airstrip. Spring, 1945."
Location Burma
Original negative held