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  1. OpanaPointer

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    "US Ships assigned to the SWPA sit at anchor in Seeadler Harbor in the Admiralties, Oct 6, 1944. [1024x771]"

    This was what Yamamoto was afraid of.
     
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    "An elephant is used to pull a Supermarine Walrus seaplane into position at a Fleet Air Arm station in India; 1944. The Walrus operated from surface ships, aircraft carriers, and land bases by the RN, RAF, and the RAN primarily in scouting and air sea rescue roles. Over 700 planes were constructed."
     
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    The HQs and units involved in Anti-Mosquito operations.
     
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    The British Army in North-west Europe 1944-45 Sherman Crab flail tanks of the Westminster Dragoons carrying infantry of 2nd Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during the advance east of Beringe, 22 November 1944
     
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    "Avro Lancaster (Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) over the Derwent Dam, 65 years after the famous Dambuster raid or "Operation Chastise". Derwent Dam (Derbyshire) was used as a training location prior to the mission that took place on May 1943."
     
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    "A Martin PBM-3D Mariner prepares to launch from a coastal Naval Air Station to patrol for German submarines spring 1943. The landing gear had to be manually removed before takeoff and reinstalled before exiting the water. Mariners were one of the most effective of the Navy’s long-range flying boats."
     
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    "USS South Dakota and USS Alabama photographed from HMS King George V. 1943. [3700x2819]"
     
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    That is a real beauty in the background.
     
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    South Dakota
    Indiana
    Massachusetts
    Alabama

    The second wave of "fast" battleships, after North Carolina and Washington. The "SIMA" boats had a pyramidal outline. NC and Washington had two smokestacks and the bridge was separated from them for a "comb-like" profile. The Iowas had the forward stack hard up against the bridge.
     
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    I recall reading that on a few occasions in 1944-45 Walruses landed on inland lakes on islands like Sumatra to pick up downed pilots.
     
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    Lovely photo. We don't often get to see through a tank's turret with both side "windows" open.
     
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    Interesting picture. Eleven LVTs ready to launch, then an LCT with four more and some other vehicles, and presumably something else deeper into the well deck. LSDs were basically a well deck with a ship tacked on around it. I did my first NROTC summer training on a 1950s version, USS Fort Snelling (LSD-30) which was 510' long, 84' beam, with a 430'x50' well deck. The engineering spaces were under the well deck, so when she was ballasted down there were 1000 tons or so of water overhead.
     
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    Snipes work in the places where the submariners aim their torpedoes.
     
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    "A pilot of No. 175 Squadron RAF scrambles to his waiting Hawker Typhoon Mark IB at B5/Le Fresne-Camilly, following a call from the Group Control Centre ordering an air strike."

    Were candidate air fields in France designated before D-Day?
     
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    "A hippie girl selling roadside flowers in Oklahoma, 1973. [538x799]"

    The official uniform of the Hippie. "You can't be a non-conformist if you don't wear the right uniform."
     
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    "Matilda tank being used to tow a Beaufort torpedo bomber which made a belly-landing at Luqa airfield after being damaged during an attack on the Italian Fleet. Malta 1942"

    Soon-to-be hangar queen?
     
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    She is probably somebody's grandmother now.

    I don't think she is a hippie. She looks like she has had a recent bath. Her hair is clean as are her feet. They aren't all grubby, like she's been walking in a tire shop.
     
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    BUT! She's wearing the uniform! But yeah, Granny is a Rainbow People by now.
     
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    Ahh, 1973!
    And yeah I'd buy whatever she's selling.
    I'll go to my room now
     
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