Tuesday, September 06, 2016

J. R. Eyerman, photographer for Life Magazine caught a couple bomber photos on Tarawa, spring of '44


JR Eyerman, made some of the most recognizable and most frequently reproduced pictures of the 20th century (incredible work - just look through the 10 at http://time.com/3461437/photographer-spotlight-j-r-eyerman/ )

In 1943, at the height of the Second World War, Eyerman was accredited to the Atlantic fleet. He covered naval operations during the North African and Sicilian campaigns — and, according to notes in LIFE’s archives, “had his watch, two cameras and foot broken during a near-miss during the landing at Gela.” A year later, he was in the Pacific for a long assignment during the Marianas campaign, and in 1944 covered the first aircraft carrier strike on Manila.

He left Life in 1961 to work for Time amd National Geographic

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