Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by A-58, May 30, 2017.
"[1200 x 700]USS Bennington (CV 20) - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - January 1946."
"Pearl Harbor Navy Yard - Scouting Force. Cruisers are USS Augusta, USS Chicago, USS Chester, USS Northampton, USS Kane, USS Fox, USS Louisville, USS Salt Lake City and USS Pensacola. Feb 2nd, 1933. Whole description in comments. (11390x8944)"
"Buffalos of No. 453 Squadron RAAF lined up at RAF Sembawang (Singapore) in November 1941. Buffalo AN185/TD-V was flown by Flt Lt Doug Vanderfield, who shot down three Japanese bombers (two Ki-48s and one Ki-51) over Butterworth, Penang on 13 December 1941, while his undercarriage was still down."
"Stug III followed by a munition transport (Sd.Kfz. 252). The Stug carried about 44 shells, a Sturmgeschütz-Batterie needed a special ammo carrier which had a load capacity of 200 shells (trailer included)."
"A Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter biplane aircraft taking off from a platform built on top of HMAS Australia’s midships “Q” turret, in 1918. [1600×1132]"
"[1087X1288] 08 March 1892, Brest Arsenal. Construction of an innovative French warship Dupuy de Lôme, recognized as the first-ever armored cruiser, proceeds at a slow pace; she will be commissioned the whole 3 years later."
"HMS Howe steams past a dhow while transiting through the Suez Canal, 1944 [1174x853]."
"B17F "Lazy Baby" of the, 364th Bomb Squadron 305th BG, 8th Air Force being hauled through a Swiss town after crash landing near Basel after the Schweinfurt Raid of October 14th 1943 [1000x644]."
"Dear Mom, Safe and out of the war. Can't tell you where I'm at but I will send you some Swiss chocolates as soon as I can."
"An M4A3 Sherman tank from the 771st Tank Battalion, supporting the 84th Infantry Division, moves through the rubble-strewn streets of Linnich, Germany. February, 1945."
I know she’s lazy...but being dragged to the target!?
"Westland Whirlwinds of 137 Squadron RAF take to the air in 1942."
Yes please...from the very first time I saw a whirly, I saw it as a sport plane...A gentleman and sportsman might get around in such an aircraft...certainly if I was an Air Marshall, I would have a personalised whirlwind, not a hurricane...but that’s just me...
"P-51D “Jackie" from the 356th Fighter Group returning to England after a mission over Germany, 1945."
P-47 "Sonny Boy", 318th FG, launches from the USS Manilla Bay bound for Saipan, 23 June 1944
Cool pix alert:
"U.S. Navy personnel free a PBY Catalina from Kodiak Bay, Alaska."
"[1699X1141] March 1931. British Mediterranean fleet is stationed in Gibraltar. The local facilities are not sufficient enough to accommodate all ships so some can be seen outside the harbor."
"Italian cruiser San Giorgio after being scuttled in the harbor at Tobruk, Libya as Australian troops entered the city, 22 Jan 1941."
"USS Randolph alongside the repair ship Jason at Ulithi Atoll in the Caroline Islands on 13 March 1945, showing damage to her deck from a kamikaze hit that killed 27 men and wounded 105. The Randolph rejoined the U.S. fleet in April, 1945. The Randolph was an Essex class fleet carrier."
"The aircraft carriers of the British Pacific Fleet. HMS Indomitable (R92), HMS Indefatigable (R10), HMS Unicorn (I72), HMS Illustrious (R87), HMS Victorious (R38) and HMS Formidable (R67) at anchor, with other shipping. 1944-45."