Preparing for an air raid


Sailors man four 20 mm cannons on the starboard afterdeck of the U.S.S. Indiana on May 28, 1945. The battleship was commissioned in 1942 and saw action in the South and Central Pacific during World War II before being decommissioned in 1946. The Indiana was supporting the U.S. invasion of Okinawa when this photograph was taken.

National Archives, General Records of the Department of the Navy