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Anti-aircraft gunnery

Not only were the Americans ill-prepared for an attack from the air on 7 December when the Japanese hit Pearl Harbor, but their training left a good deal to be desired. As Ensign (later Captain) Joseph K. Taussig (Taussig, Joseph K.) was to write, regulation ensured that target practise was restricted to unrealistic target speeds and marksmanship was poor. The weapons used were principally .30 and .50 machine guns. Notable for his use of these guns was Aviation Chief Ordnanceman John W. Finn (Finn, John W.).

See also: Finn, John W.; Grebe; Pearl Harbor; Taussig, Joseph.

You can find out more about anti-aircraft gunnery in the following Osprey books:

CAMPAIGN 62 Pearl Harbor 1941; MEN-AT-ARMS 342 US Army in WWII (1) The Pacific; MEN-AT-ARMS 70 US Army 1941-45