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Chaplain US 2nd Marine Division Cemetery on Saipan - July/August 1944
LIFE Magazine Archives - W. Eugene Smith Photographer

 

* note cross painted on camo cover of the helmet.

 

 

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On 7/20/2022 at 9:26 AM, 12thengr said:

 Marines on Saipan.

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I believe these are sailors based off of their 14-450 bags, great photo though

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A Captain with the US 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, on Road National 7 near Brignoles, Southern France - August 1944

 

LIFE Magazine Archives - Carl Mydans Photographer

 

 

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Oerlikon 20mm manned by the Marine Detachment on USS Texas BB-35 while on an Atlantic Convoy Escort in 1942

This gun position was on top of the mainmast

LIFE Magazine Archives - Frank Scherschel Photographer

 

Lots of Fiber liner sets

 

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Oerlikon 20mm manned by the Marine Detachment on USS Texas BB-35 while on an Atlantic Convoy Escort in 1942

This gun position was on top of the mainmast

LIFE Magazine Archives - Frank Scherschel Photographer

 

Man in front wearing the Navy style white belt and black buckle. Also one member with backwards facing helmet. 

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Oerlikon 20mm manned by the Marine Detachment on USS Texas BB-35 while on an Atlantic Convoy Escort in 1942

This gun position was on top of the mainmast

LIFE Magazine Archives - Frank Scherschel Photographer

 

 

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Oerlikon 20mm manned by the Marine Detachment on USS Texas BB-35 while on an Atlantic Convoy Escort in 1942

This gun position was on top of the mainmast

LIFE Magazine Archives - Frank Scherschel Photographer

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7 hours ago, doyler said:

Oerlikon 20mm manned by the Marine Detachment on USS Texas BB-35 while on an Atlantic Convoy Escort in 1942

This gun position was on top of the mainmast

LIFE Magazine Archives - Frank Scherschel Photographer

 

Man in front wearing the Navy style white belt and black buckle. Also one member with backwards facing helmet. 

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There is always one in every bunch that is just different.  Textbook early pix with everything hooked and looking right…..except for Fred…

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Informal Portrait in Steel Helmet find.

 

A Michael Conti ETO, Signal Corps, rank, unit and date unknown. He's wearing somekind of pin on his gas flap of his shirt, can't make it out, maybe a Sweetheart sort of thing.

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John Fabian, staff artist of the 4th Marine Division, at Roi-Namur Island. Sketches in the field a captured Japanese rifle laying in front of him, February 1944.

 

 

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The photograph, taken on the 19th of April, 1945, is of United States Army Private First Class Raymond Gasiorowski, taking Leipzig, his company's pet puppy, for a walk in Leipzig, Germany.

 

Photograph and information came from the US National Archives.

 

 

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17th Armored Engineer Battalion which supported the 2nd Armored Division.  Notice the armored insignia painted on their liners.  I do not remember which website this picture came from and thus cannot cite it.

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Unknown unit, but the picture was titled "Somewhere in Germany".  I do not remember which website this picture came from and thus cannot cite it.

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