The naked gunner, Rescue at Rabaul, 1944

This young crewman of a US Navy “Dumbo” PBY rescue mission has just jumped into the water of Rabaul Harbor to rescue a badly burned Marine pilot who was shot down while bombing the Japanese-held fortress of Rabaul. Since Japanese coastal defense guns were firing at the plane while it was in the water during take-off, this brave young man, after rescuing the pilot, manned his position as machine gunner without taking time to put on his clothes. A hero photographed right after he’d completed his heroic act. Naked.

Source: The naked gunner, Rescue at Rabaul, 1944

I figure after 7 years of Load HEAT, I can toss Roamy and Aggie a little red meat.