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    "A B-25 Mitchell lays a smokescreen somewhere in the South-West Pacific Theater. Photo taken early 1945. [3694x2803]"
     
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    "[5762 x 4624] Rocket launching landing craft played an important part in blanketing enemy defenses during invasions, from "All Hands" magazine, January 1960."

    Each rocket carried a 5" shell, so six rockets equalled or exceeded a broadside from a destroyer. The ships cruised slowly forward to create a rolling barrage in the target area. I think their last combat use was during the invasion of Inchon. (?)
     
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    "Color photograph of USS Buchanan (DD-484) alongside USS Wasp (CV-7) on the 3rd of August, 1942, enroute to Guadalcanal-Tulagi. A Gleaves-class destroyer, Buchanan would earn 16 Battle Stars and a Presidential Unit Citation for her actions in the Pacific. [7507x5738]"
     
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    "USS Macon (ZRS-5) "Flying Aircraft Carrier" flying over New York harbor in 1933. Her and her lead class ship, USS Akron (ZRS-4) carried 5 Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk "parasite" aircraft for scouting. [1048 × 836]"
     
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    That one there is a beauty!
     
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    This is one of the first class of LSM(R)s - LSM(R)-188 to LSM(R)-199. Those that survived WW2, were all scrapped by 1948.

    Two more classes of LSM(R)s were built during WW2. The second class was LSM(R)-401 to -412 which saw service through the Korean War. One, LSM(R)-409 USS CLARION RIVER seeing extensive service in Vietnam.

    The third and final class LSM(R)-501 to -536 would see service in Korea, with a two, LSM(R)-525 USS ST. FRANCIS RIVER and LSM(R)-536 USS WHITE RIVER seeing extensive service in Vietnam.
     
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    "Panther "V1" prototype fitted with roadwheels and tracks similar to the Panther II, as well as a resonance measurement device."

    "Zoon, ze trainink wheels cum off!"
     
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    "USS Lexington launching T4M-1 torpedo bomber, 1931. [1,932x1,557]"
     
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    "An American-built Grumman Hellcat fighter of the British Fleet Air Arm, comes in for a landing aboard the escort aircraft carrier H.M.S. Ravager; January 1944. The British received over 1,200 Hellcat fighters under the Lend Lease Act from the US."

    And thousands of sets of tools to work on them.
     
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    "The lead ship of her class of battleships, USS Florida (BB-30). [4419 × 3586]"
     
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    "Armament personnel bombing-up one of the Dornier Do 22Kj seaplanes of a Royal Yugoslav Air Force unit operating in the Middle East. Western Desert, North Africa. 19 February 1942."
     
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    "British AMRA (Anti-Mine-Roller-Attachment) mine roller mounted on an Infantry Tank Mk. II Matilda."
     
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    "1943. Italian CB midget submarines at Taranto, Italy, after the surrender of Italy to the Allies."
     
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    M3 Lee and Kursk
     
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    (25 April 1945) At Torgau, on the Elbe south of Berlin, the Soviet 5th Guards Army meets the US 1st Army- cutting the whole of Germany in two.
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    Exploring that site thorough might get one divorced.
     
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    "A British 8th Army truck mounted with a Ordinance QF (Quick Fire) 6 pounder ant-tank gun in the Western Desert; May 1942. The platform gave the British added mobility and provided the option of either operating the gun directly from the truck or dismounting the gun and firing from a ground position."
     
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