USS Trenton (CL-11) in Gulf of Panama, 11 May 1943

USS Trenton (CL-11) in Gulf of Panama, 11 May 1943
This aerial photo shows the Omaha class light cruiser USS Trenton (CL-11)passing through the Gulf of Panama on 11 May 1943. All possible foreward guns are trained to port, as is the rear casemate gun. Scout planes can be seen behind the rear funnel.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (16 November 201), USS Trenton (CL-11) in Gulf of Panama, 11 May 1943 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Panama_CL-11_panama_1943.html

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