The last major eruption of Vesuvius was during the Second World War. The explosion on March 18, 1944 destroyed four Italien villages. At that time the United States Army Air Forces were based at Pompeii Airfield near Terzigno. More than 70 American planes were destroyed by the eruptions of the nearby eastern volcanic crater.
Gelatin silver print, print date: 1980s
Image dimensions 19 x 19,3 cm (19 x 19,3 inch)
Object dimensions 25,3 x 20,4 cm (25,3 x 20,4 inch)
Double weight baryta, semi-matte surface
Life Magazine credit stamp with handwritten photographer's credit, publication stamp and several handwritten notations in pencil and ink on the reverse
MAGNUM / Photos / Second World War / WWII / Magnum /