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Backside of OP Harry  viewed over U.S. MLR from OP Howe with callouts


This shot, with call outs, was taken as part of a panorama in late winter of '53 from OP Howe.  DIVARTY ordered these.  We would send up a photographer and assistant to make the required shots.  4x5 Graphic mounted on a tripod, carefully leveled.  Using a 12" fl lens and a red filter to suppess haze we would make a series of overlapping shots.  When processed and printed to 8x10 someone in DIVARTY would paste them together.  I was told that they were mounted on boards, covered with a sheet of acetate so that notations could be made directly on that surface with a grease pencil.  Coordinates and battery firing information was added so it was a ready reference to any FO assigned to the Observation Post. Unfortunately I only saved one print of the panoramic series.  Where the rest of the negatives are today is anybody's guess.

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