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David Douglas Duncan, acclaimed combat photographer from WWII through Vietnam, dies at 102
6/8/2018

STARS AND STRIPES --- To photograph the U.S. assault on Okinawa, a World War II battle so fierce it was remembered as a "typhoon of steel," Larry Wetherington lay suspended under the wing of a P-38 fighter plane. Duncan, a combat photographer with the Marines, was sealed inside a cramped, acrylic-tipped tank designed to transport wounded troops. His camera in one hand, he kept a towel in the other to wipe sweat and condensation from the glass, allowing him to capture the precise moment at which Marine bombers dropped napalm on Japanese pillboxes.

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David Douglas Duncan, acclaimed combat photographer from WWII through Vietnam, dies at 102