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John Duvernay in his whites
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20mm AA Machine Gun
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John Duvernay is the gunner on the left 20mm gun

   In WWII, my father, John Duvernay's battle station was the 20mm AA machine gun. I was given by a fellow a copy of the "Naval Ordnance and Gunnery" training manual (May 1944), that was put out by the Bureau of Naval Personnel. It has a great section on the 20mm gun.   


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