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11 hours ago, 12thengr said:

 Brass on Okinowa.

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Is that guy on the left holding those binoculars the wrong way around?

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13 minutes ago, doyler said:

Carentan, Normandy France - June 1944

LIFE Magazine Archives - Bob Landry Photographer

 

 

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Cheese and crackers? I'm in! 

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Soldiers of the New York National Guard's 105th Infantry Regiment on Saipan during World War II. (New York State Military Museum)

 

 

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Lt. Col. Robert Lee Wolverton (USMA class of 1938) and 1st Lt. Alex Bobuck are seen here during a dry run at Exeter Airfield on June 4, 1944. Bobuck is armed with the M3 .45-caliber submachine gun.

 

 

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July 1943. Canadian soldiers of the 13th Canadian Infantry Brigade (element of the 6th Canadian Division) being trained in amphibious operations in view of the Kiska invasion. (photo seen at med-dept.com) 

 

Twp tome nets and Kiska Task Force patch seen clearly. 

 

 

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11 hours ago, mikie said:

Is that guy on the left holding those binoculars the wrong way around?

Mikie

 General officers, quite possible.

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Marine Corps Major General Julian C. Smith (foreground) and Navy Rear Admiral Harry W. Hill watch the landings at Tarawa on or around 20 November 1943 from the bridge of the USS Maryland (BB-46).

 

 

 

 

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Paratrooper of the 101st Airborne Division sometime after the Battle of Carentan Normandy - June 1944

LIFE Magazine Archives - Frank Scherschel Photographer

 

 

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John David Kleinfelder of the 101st Airborne Division sometime after the Battle of Carentan Normandy - June 1944

KIA on December 31, 1944 in Belgium

LIFE Magazine Archives - Frank Scherschel Photographer

 

 

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John G. McFarlen, 502 Pathfinder, 101st Airborne Division sometime after the Battle of Carentan Normandy - June 1944

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Colonel Gerald J. Higgins, Assistant Division Commander of the 101st Airborne Division sometime after the Battle of Carentan Normandy - June 1944

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On 6/11/2022 at 12:09 PM, doyler said:

Carentan, Normandy France - June 1944

LIFE Magazine Archives - Bob Landry Photographer

 

 

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Nice pix of a M1 web sling in NW Europe at time of DDay too

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Informal portrait, one George Cooper 44th Quartermaster Railhead Company, a  9th Army Troop Unit.

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On 6/13/2022 at 12:06 AM, doyler said:

John G. McFarlen, 502 Pathfinder, 101st Airborne Division sometime after the Battle of Carentan Normandy - June 1944

LIFE Magazine Archives - Frank Scherschel Photographer

 

 

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Wonder if Mr. McFarlen got struck by a 9mm bullet in the helmet? Thats one helluva ding on a hard piece of steel. 

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Got this pic in Lubbock a long time ago. Labeled as California Desert, 1942. All in the pic are named. Bet we could figure out who this crew is considering the owner is Florida Kaufman.

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You can take the kid out of the Cowboy but not the Cowboy out of the kid..... 

 

A GI poses next to a Jeep in the Valmontone/Velletri Italy area - June 1944

Note his pistol belt has been modified with the addition of a German MG34/42 Ammunition Belt holding .45 ACP Cartridges

 

Also wearing CIB and ETO ribbon on shirt.

LIFE Magazine Archives - Carl Mydans Photographer

 

 

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Grave of an US Soldier near Carentan Normandy - June 17, 1944

The sign says in French “Mort pour la France” which means “Died for France”

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patches

A lasting iconic image of the U.S. WWII Steel Helmet if there ever was one,  genuine one fixed loop British Net and all.

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Not from WWII, but from Korea, 1953.  Though the helmet itself and maybe even the Camo Cover worn by this Marine in all probability will be from WWII.

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Tech Sergeant Meredith Rogers with the US 2nd Infantry Division in Normandy showing bullet holes in his helmet - July 1944
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