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  1. OpanaPointer

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    "[2487X1527] USS Milwaukee (C-21) is beached as a result of an attempt to rescue stranded submarine USS H-3. Samoa, CA, 13 January 1917."
     
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    "Soldiers of New Zealand’s 14th Infantry Brigade ; Fred Mazengarb (left), of Gisborne, NZ and William Elmiger, of Tearoha, NZ operate a mortar during the capture of the Green Islands northwest of Bougainville; February 1944. The islands were used for airfields to attack Rabaul on New Britain Island."

    Take your damn picture so we can get back to work!
     
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    "Catalina PBY-5A G-PBYA 44-3915 "Miss Pick Up" at "The Victory Show" 2019, Cosby, England. Taken September 7, 2019. Photo credit to Stu Norris. [1600x1067]"
     
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    "The anti-aircraft cruiser HMS Curacoa, late 1942. She was a First World War-era ship re-armed with 4-inch guns, a Pom Pom mount and two HACS systems explicitly to enhance fleet air defence. [1816 x 1071]"
     
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    "Drawing of the British battleship HMS Monarch (1869), by Oscar Parkes. She was the first sea-going turret ship, the first British warship to mount 12-inch guns, and the fastest battleship of her day. [2681 x 1964]"
     
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    "P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II [1600x900]"
     
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    Reminds me of the same clumsy majesty of a pelican.
     
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    Bogace fighting june 1944

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    The devastated town of St Lo
     
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    With the landing gear retracted they're a shade more graceful. Reminds me of a Canada goose in flight, or snow geese.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing...But, here in PA, I have never seen a pelican taking wing or in flight. We do get tons of Canadian Geese with the occasional swan.
     
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    I believe she was the ship that collided and was cut in two by the Queen Mary on troop convoy duty, IIRC. They zigged when they should have zagged, or vice versa with the Mary.
     
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    Elements of the 2nd Armourd Division dug in 8 miles (14km) south of Mortain, 4 of August 1944
     
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    Oh but to watch a dozen( or a Hundred ! ) soar in unison is mesmerizing !
     
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    Heaps of Pelicans in Australia...
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    Theres a classic Australian movie based around pelicans, or one in particular Mr Percival. The movie is "Storm boy" - if you look for it, watch the original not the re-make.

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    We'd get thousands in Illinois during the migrations. There was a Conservation Area near our house and it was a common occasion to see hundreds flying in groups. Looked like precision Aerobatics.
     
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    Prehistoric creatures...eat anything that will go down the gullet. Not unlike a Pterodactyl...

     
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    I got into a fist fight with one in Peru. Long story.
     
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    Long ball flying over the goaltender into the net. Lovely.

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    "While flying to the West Coast, one of the two engines of this Martin Mariner (PBM) seaplane malfunctioned over the Arizona desert, the pilot and crew safely landed on a dry lake with minor damage to the aircraft. The plane was subsequently dismantled and transported out of the desert."
     
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    "Colorized photo of a Messerschmitt Me 323 "Gigant" in flight (may be landing or taking off), Germany, 1942."

    Next, a flying block of flats.
     
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