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Some Rare World War II Photographs...
Reaganite Republican ^ | April 6, 2011 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 04/06/2011 3:49:50 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican

Where have these been hiding for the past 65 years...?


Guam, 1944

Bougainville, 1943

Tinian - 1944

I do always post my full articles and never excerpt here at FR... but this particular post has too much
so just this once, more info, pics, and video at Reaganite Republican

Enjoy your day, FReeper patriots-
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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Education; History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: military; photos; war; wwii

1 posted on 04/06/2011 3:49:56 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Very nice!


2 posted on 04/06/2011 3:54:01 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Thanks TSfan- something different for Weds at 630 am, anyway


3 posted on 04/06/2011 3:58:02 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

ping for later


4 posted on 04/06/2011 4:02:41 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Reaganite Republican

An amazing group of historical photographs. Thanks.


5 posted on 04/06/2011 4:20:07 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Tainan

My pleasure, Tainan

And thx Vinnie


6 posted on 04/06/2011 4:21:14 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

for later


7 posted on 04/06/2011 4:32:47 AM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Semper Fi bump!


8 posted on 04/06/2011 4:37:46 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Awesome - I will show my son later. He and I have been watching a series of WWII documentaries lately so this is really great to come across.


9 posted on 04/06/2011 4:50:46 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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Wow...

10 posted on 04/06/2011 4:51:04 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: Reaganite Republican

Just think, when we went into Iraq they made them take down the flag.

Also Haiti during the hurricane relief.

Even FDR would have been ashamed of that.


11 posted on 04/06/2011 4:51:36 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: thackney

How many of these would it take to secure the Arizona border?

Dozen ought to suffice lol


12 posted on 04/06/2011 4:54:35 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
Seems like it can be a historic day. Enjoy it to one and all.
13 posted on 04/06/2011 4:54:38 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Those heavy mortars are something else. Wow.


14 posted on 04/06/2011 5:16:35 AM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Good pics thanks!


15 posted on 04/06/2011 5:19:14 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Wow, I've never heard of this. Read the text below the pics!

Here an RAF pilot "tips" a Fieseler Fi 103 (V1) by flipping it's wingtip with his, thus knocking the flying bomb off-course. British pilots had to get far too close to shoot them down without being taken out by the explosion... thus the innovative technique evolved.

16 posted on 04/06/2011 5:47:19 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today, if you build a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Mich Patriot

Where do you find such courage? That’s one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen. I had read about it, but I didn’t know photographs of it existed.


17 posted on 04/06/2011 6:02:24 AM PDT by Comstock1 (You can't have Falstaff and have him thin.)
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To: Mich Patriot
Yep. They gyroscopic guidance of the V1 couldn't handle being tipped like that. The Gloster Meteor was the first operational allied jet, and while it wasn't used in combat like the German Me262, it became the preferred medicine for anti-V1 work...the two became so associated with one another that some model kits were made including both...


18 posted on 04/06/2011 6:07:32 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Wow, thanks for that Joe.


19 posted on 04/06/2011 6:13:12 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today, if you build a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Thanks for posting ... my dad was USMC and was at Guam and Bougainville.
The lack of camouflage helmet covers in the first two pictures would indicate the troops were Army GIs, not Marines.
I was unaware the Army made those landings. Time to do some double checking.
20 posted on 04/06/2011 6:13:16 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Wow, amazing photos. Thank you for sharing these.


21 posted on 04/06/2011 6:15:12 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Great photos ping.

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com/2011/04/some-rare-world-war-ii-photographs.html


22 posted on 04/06/2011 6:19:19 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Reaganite Republican

Have seen “Bougainville, 1943” numerous times. The other two I have never seen. Good catch!


23 posted on 04/06/2011 6:19:29 AM PDT by Wu (Excuse me while I kiss the sky......)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Great pics, However at least one is misidentified.
The overhead shot of Marines wading through the surf is not
Tinian,it is actually Cape Gloucester, New Britain.I know this photo very well, I believe the man in the center is my
father.


24 posted on 04/06/2011 6:20:06 AM PDT by adversarial
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To: Constitution Day

Wow, thanks!


25 posted on 04/06/2011 6:25:40 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Reaganite Republican
Thank you for posting these.

Some of these pictures have been published over the years, and a few are quite popular in specialty books.

The captions may not be correct on some of them. For example, the Snow on Deck photo is post-1947, by the red bar in the US insignia. The picture could be from the Korean War, but not WWII.

The Ju-88 is actually a Heinkel He 115, a plane so useful it was put back into production in 1943.

I only mention the errors because, once published, they acquire a life of their own.

26 posted on 04/06/2011 6:28:08 AM PDT by cayuga (The next Crusade will be a war of annihilation.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

You’re welcome.

I have seen a bunch of WW2 photos in my day but I don’t believe I have ever seen these!


27 posted on 04/06/2011 6:30:02 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

I’d only see one before.


28 posted on 04/06/2011 6:31:06 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Joe 6-pack

Great stuff Joe.


29 posted on 04/06/2011 6:32:24 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse (Obama; a skid mark on the undershorts of American history.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

The only one that looked vaguely familiar was that “Lucky Legs II” tank on Bougainville.


30 posted on 04/06/2011 6:34:47 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

Same here, it was used in part (most of the tank missing)for the cover art of a recent book, “God in the Foxhole”.


31 posted on 04/06/2011 6:38:59 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Reaganite Republican

Rheinmetall Karl-Gerät self-propelled heavy mortars at Sevastopol

Guess who made the barrels of the M1A1 Abrams tank.

32 posted on 04/06/2011 6:54:25 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: Reaganite Republican

Very interesting. Thanks for posting.

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33 posted on 04/06/2011 7:07:27 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: wideminded

Is that right?


34 posted on 04/06/2011 7:37:37 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
Where have these been hiding for the past 65 years...?

Hiding? At least the last two were published in Life Magazines Picture History of WWII.

35 posted on 04/06/2011 7:41:28 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: adversarial
"The overhead shot of Marines wading through the surf is not
Tinian,it is actually Cape Gloucester, New Britain.I know this photo very well, I believe the man in the center is my father."


Could very well be. Both landings were Marine only and both were unopposed at the beach. Tinnian was 2nd Mar Div and Cape Gloucester was 1st Mar Div.

Semper Fi
36 posted on 04/06/2011 8:32:43 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Reaganite Republican
Is that right?

"The main armament of the M1A1 and M1A2 is the M256A1 120 mm smoothbore gun, designed by Rheinmetall AG of Germany, manufactured under license in the United States by Watervliet Arsenal, New York. The M256A1 is a variant of the Rheinmetall 120 mm L/44 gun carried on the German Leopard 2 on all variants up to the Leopard 2A5. Leopard 2A6 replaced the L/44 barrel with a longer L/55." - Wikipedia

1. I was not aware that the US had maintained the capability to manufacture these guns under contract.
2. Apparently our tanks do not have the upgraded version of this gun which is used in the German Leopard tank.

37 posted on 04/10/2011 8:38:47 AM PDT by wideminded
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