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German Soldiers & Civilians cross the River Elbe using the partially destroyed bridge at Tangermünde to escape advancing Soviet forces and surrender to US Personnel between May 4-7 1945

LIFE Magazine Archives - William Vandivert Photographer

 

 

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On 5/6/2022 at 12:06 PM, doyler said:

German Soldiers & Civilians cross the River Elbe using the partially destroyed bridge at Tangermünde to escape advancing Soviet forces and surrender to US Personnel between May 4-7 1945

LIFE Magazine Archives - William Vandivert Photographer

 

 

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Look at that pile of stuff! 

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Here's a separate tank battalion M1 I own.  I have pretty much exhausted publicly available after action reports and rosters of various separate tank battalions and have failed to identify the Captain.  Does anyone have period photos showing the liner insignia painted in this size and position?  I am trying to narrow my search to a specific separate tank battalion if possible.  If anyone has separate tank battalion rosters including officers and is willing to quickly look for a Captain with the laundry number C-4296, I would really appreciate the assist!

 

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US 6th Armored Division liberates a Concentration Camp for Women near Penig Germany - April 1945

LIFE Magazine Archives - David Scherman Photographer

 

 

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US 6th Armored Division liberates a Concentration Camp for Women near Penig Germany - April 1945

LIFE Magazine Archives - David Scherman Photographer

 

 

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US 6th Armored Division liberates a Concentration Camp for Women near Penig Germany - April 1945

 

 

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A Recruit in Basic Fort Belvoir Virginia Engineer Replacement Training Center September 1942.

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On 5/5/2022 at 1:35 PM, doyler said:

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If I remember right, this was an Italian boy (possibly orphan) who wanted to help out and so was unofficially adopted by this MP unit while stationed in town.  

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crew members USS Blue

 

Blue joined Task Group 62.2 (TG 62.2) for the Battle of Guadalcanal on 7 August, providing fire-support and screening. Although present, she took no active part in the Battle of Savo Island on 9 August, but helped with evacuation of survivors from HMAS Canberra that was severely damaged in the battle. After patrolling off Nouméa, New Caledonia, from 13 to 17 August, Blue returned to Guadalcanal, arriving 21 August. At 0359, 22 August, while patrolling in "Ironbottom Sound" she was torpedoed by the Japanese destroyer Kawakaze. The explosion wrecked Blue's main engines, shafts, and steering gear, as well as killing nine men and wounding 21. Throughout 22 and 23 August, unsuccessful attempts were made to tow Blue to Tulagi. She was scuttled at 2221 on 23 August 1942 after all attempts to save her failed.

 

 

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found this in an old post made by member Gunbarrel on enamel canteens

 

 

 

 

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Smiling US Army Staff Sergeant with a bottle of Vino near Cori Italy - May 1944

LIFE Magazine Archives - Carl Mydans Photographer

 

 

 

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On 5/17/2022 at 7:36 AM, doyler said:

found this in an old post made by member Gunbarrel on enamel canteens

 

 

 

 

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Interesting.  It looks like the enamel canteen is hanging from his belt by the cap chain? And without a canteen cover?  Never saw anything like that before. 

 

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6 hours ago, mikie said:

Interesting.  It looks like the enamel canteen is hanging from his belt by the cap chain? And without a canteen cover?  Never saw anything like that before. 

 

Mikie 

 

yes its the enamel coated canteen.

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A group of American nurses lean against a porch rail while awaiting their turn for morning exercises in 1944.

This group was schedule for deployment to advanced posts in the Pacific theater soon after this picture was taken.

 

 

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Private First Class Frank Martinez provides some comedy for his fellow Leathernecks in a Kimono while playing a Japanese guitar Okinawa 1945.

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US soldier somewhere in the UK eating his dinner atop ammunition stockpiled for the impending D-Day invasion of France - May 1944

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LIFE Magazine Archives - Frank Scherschel Photographer

 

 

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"African-American soldiers eating a meal in the field, Massacre Bay, Attu, Aleutian Islands, US Territory of Alaska, 20 May 1943" (National Archives)

 

 

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A Pvt Cosmo Uttero 1943 location unknown, he goes to England and is assigned o the 29th Inf Div 175th Inf

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US Army 2nd Lt Lloyd Harry Magill Jr. on an M3 Stuart in the Philippines - November 1941

Lloyd Harry Magill Jr. was born on February 24, 1918 and grew up in Bend, Oregon. After High School he attended the University of Oregon and registered for the draft on October 16, 1940.

He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Reserves on December 1, 1940.

Magill was called to active service on July 11, 1941, at Fort Lewis, Washington whefe he joined the 194th Tank Battalion.

Ordered to the Philippines, Lt Magill arrived in Manila Bay on September 26, 1941.

After the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor, the tanks and half-tracks of the 192nd were sent to Clark Field, only to have front row seats to the Japanese air attack on Clark Field on Dec 8th, which wiped out most of the USAAF planes based there.

Heavily involved in the defense of Bataan, Lt Magill fought with the 192nd Tank Battalion until he was taken prisoner on the morning of May 8, 1942.

Rotated through several POW camps in the Philippines, Magill was initially listed as MIA until his parents received confirmation that he was a POW on March 13, 1943.

In December 1944, Magill and other POW’s were loaded onto a “Hell Ship” for transport to Japan via Formosa (Taiwan)

According to POW records, Lloyd MaGill Jr. died on the Brazil Maru on January 24, 1945. His body was stripped of his clothing, taken on deck, and thrown into the sea.

2nd Lt. Lloyd H. Magill Jr.’s name was added to the Tablets of the Missing at the American Military Cemetery at Manila. His family also had a plaque placed on his father’s crypt at Greenwood Cemetery in Bend, Oregon.

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