Subject: These photos are priceless...

 

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

 

Japanese Kawanishi H8K seaplane after strafing. Kwajalein

 

Squad of Rufe's at Bougainville . These things were very nimble even with the pontoons.

 

The A6M2-N float plane version of the Zero did extremely well,

suffering only a small loss in its legendary  maneuverability.

Top speed was not affected; however, the aircraft's relatively

 light armament was a detriment.

 

Snow on deck. USS Philippine Sea North Pacific 1945

 

HARVS on the way in shot by a P-47. Rare shot.

 

Deck crew climbing up to get the pilot out. He did. That's a fuel tank his foot is on. Empty?

 

 

Marines disembark LST at Tinian Island .

Bougainville.

 

Guam

 

 

Outside Bastogne

German 280mm K5 firing

 

U.S. munitions ship goes up during the invasion of Sicily.

 



V1

Spitfire "tipping-off" a V1. If you've never heard of this insane tactic .......

 

At first V1's were shot down by gunfire. Optimum range was inside 200yds, which was

marginal for survival. Many planes were damaged and quite a few pilots killed.

Basically at such high speed and low altitude a plane had to fly though the explosion and hope.

With the high risk of being blown up some of the best pilots started tipping the V1's wing,

because of damage to wing tips they later developed a tactic of disrupting the airflow by placing

their wing very close to the V1's wing, causing it to topple.

Not every pilot did this. At night this was not possible, the flame from the V1 blinded the pilot

to everything else, though some Mossie pilots flew past closely in front of the V1, again causing

it to topple. The thought of doing this at 450mph, 4,000 feet above the ground, at night and

being blinded gives me the willies.

 

 

 

 

 

Italian 303 Bombers over N Africa

 

Ju 88 loading a torpedo. This is one HUGE bomber ... and it's on pontoons!!!!

 

Macchi 202v

 

 

Panzerkampfwagen VI "E Tiger"

German "KARL" mortars. Sebastopol

 

Reloading a KARL

 

BOOM!

 

 

 

PEARL  HARBOR

December  7th, 1941

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Share this with ALL ages...Elderly  will remember; Young will be awed.

 

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