Camaraderie in the U.S. Navy: Photos From World War II
By John Otis Jun. 13, 2017
During the Second World War, Edward Steichen was among a select group of naval photographers who documented combat in the Pacific theater. While some members of the Naval Aviation Photographic Unit, much like Mr. Steichen himself, are well-known for their contributions to photo history — notably Wayne Miller and Fenno Jacobs — others had a lower profile.
Fons Iannelli was among those unsung talents. He took up photography at 21, just a couple of years before Mr. Steichen recruited him to join his maritime group of documentary photographers in 1941. Now, a recently-uncovered trove of photographs taken by Mr. Iannelli, including both wartime prints and…