Aerial view of the Manzanar Airstrip, Inyo County, California, United States showing a portion of the Manzanar Relocation Center across the highway, 1 Oct 1944.Japanese Type 96 light machine gun with Type 99 shield; seen in figure 292 of US War DepartmentType 97 light machine gun with telescopic sight, magazine, and jacket guard, as seen in Handbook on US War Department Japanese Military Forces (TM-E 30-480), 1 Oct 1944
Aerial view of the Manzanar Airstrip, Inyo County, California, United States showing a portion of the Manzanar Relocation Center across the highway, 1 Oct 1944.Japanese Type 96 light machine gun with Type 99 shield; seen in figure 292 of US War Department's publication "Handbook On Japanese Military Forces" dated 1 Oct 1944Type 97 light machine gun with telescopic sight, magazine, and jacket guard, as seen in Handbook on US War Department Japanese Military Forces (TM-E 30-480), 1 Oct 1944


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