Each man who has been to war will tell you War is Hell on matter that war it is!
In the days before all the modern technologies they had to improvise as to how they could make the weapons more useful than the manual expresses!!!
Everyday people who have never served have to give it to those who have that it takes a special breed of man and woman to do what they and have done and will tell you they will do it again no matter their age!!!
You can’t get but very little commitment from civilians but there are a great number of Patriots who will stand up and when the time comes to!!!
Contributed by: Dan Sorkin
Where have these pics been hiding for the past 65 years?
Squad of Rufe’s at Bougainville . These things were very nimble even with the pontoons.
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 .
German 280mm K5 firing
U.S. munitions ship goes up during the invasion of Sicily .
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 aitflow 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.
Panzerkampfwagen VI “E Tiger”
Ju 88 loading a torpedo. This is one HUGE bomber … and it’s on pontoons!!!!
German “KARL” motars. Sebastopol
Reloading a KARL
Italian 303 Bombers over N Africa
December 7th, 1941
December 7th, 1941
Share this with ALL ages…Elderly will remember; Young will be awed.
One of the penalties of not participating in politics
is that you will be governed by your inferiors.