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The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 21, 2003) -- Engineman 3rd Class Edward Bessette scans the horizon for contacts and potential aggressors from aboard the Cyclone Class patrol boat, USS Chinook (PC 9). Chinook is conducting missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class William F. Gowdy.  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
March 21, 2003
Photographer's Mate 1st Class William F. Gowdy
Caption Writer
NVNS staff
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
PC 9
Other Visible Equipment
MK-38 chain gun
Plane Number
Not available
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Tail Code
Not available
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