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Two US Army Engineers with mine detectors in Italy - 1944

LIFE Magazine Archives - Margaret Bourke-White Photographer

 

 

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A Martin PBM-5 Mariner patrol bomber, of Fleet Air Wing One refuels from a fuel bowser boat in Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, May 1945

 

 

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An MP with the US 518th Military Police Battalion watches over German POW’s with a Shotgun and a M1919 Browning MG somewhere in North Rhine-Westphalia Germany - April 1945

 

LIFE Magazine Archives - John Florea Photographer

 

 

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8 hours ago, doyler said:

An MP with the US 518th Military Police Battalion watches over German POW’s with a Shotgun and a M1919 Browning MG somewhere in North Rhine-Westphalia Germany - April 1945

 

LIFE Magazine Archives - John Florea Photographer

 

 

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All great photos again today Ron. Not enough LIKES for them all. 
The soldier in this one looks a bit like my FedEx driver. 
mikie

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OKINAWA.
A guncrew of the 383rd Inf. Regt. loads a shell into the new 57mm recoiless rifle to fire against Japanese pillboxes and caves on Okinawa. 10 June, 1945. 383rd Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division. Photographer not credited.
ORIGINAL  WARTIME CAPTION. (Signal Corps.)

 

 

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US Army BAR Gunner cleans his BAR during a pause on Okinawa - April / May 1945

LIFE Magazine Archives - W. Eugene Smith Photographer

 

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US Army Sniper with a M1903A4 Springfield sniper rifle in the Philippines near Capas, Tarlac - January / February 1945

Note light colored grenade in his belt, presumably yellow

 

 

LIFE Magzaine Archives - Carl Mydans Photographer *

 

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Two US Soldiers armed with M1903 Springfield rifles in Tunisia - February 1943

LIFE Magazine - Margaret Bourke-White Photographer

 

 

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US Personnel with a Browning M2 water-cooled .50 cal / 12.7mm machine gun in an anti-aircraft mount at an airbase in North Africa - Early 1943

 

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27 minutes ago, doyler said:

US Personnel with a Browning M2 water-cooled .50 cal / 12.7mm machine gun in an anti-aircraft mount at an airbase in North Africa - Early 1943

 

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I can’t say I’m familiar with that water cooled .50. I’ll need to look it up. 
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2 minutes ago, mikie said:

I can’t say I’m familiar with that water cooled .50. I’ll need to look it up. 
mikie

 

See them at Pearl Harbor and other  battles in photos 

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Forcemen of 5-2, First Special Service Force, with an M41 Johnson light machine gun, Anzio beachhead, Italy, ca. 20-27 April 1944.

 

 

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US Soldiers head for the beach in an LCP(R) during the Hollandia landings in Dutch New Guinea - April 22, 1944

NARA - US Navy

 

(the sailor in the gunner/talkers helmet looks like hes about 15 years old.) 

 

 

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US & Australian Troops in a Coast Guard manned LCM approach the New Guinea coast at Aitape during Operation Persecution - April 22, 1944

Operation Persecution was undertaken simultaneously with Operation Reckless, the landings at Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea.

NARA - US Coast Guard Photographer

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GI in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany with two Thompson SMG Ammunition Magazines in his front jacket pocket - April 1945

LIFE Magazine Archives - William Vandivert Photographer

 

 

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Tired and exhausted GI in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany - April 1945

LIFE Magazine Archives - William Vandivert Photographer

 

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16 hours ago, doyler said:

Forcemen of 5-2, First Special Service Force, with an M41 Johnson light machine gun, Anzio beachhead, Italy, ca. 20-27 April 1944.

 

 

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This is another one I’m not very familiar with. Thanks Ron for helping edumicate me.

Just so you know I’m not totally ignorant, I do know what a burp gun is. Just thought I’d bring that up. 
mikie

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FRANCE.

Pfc. Joe D. Brusco, Elizabeth, N.J., of the 3rd Division, takes a minute off in the just captured town of Brignoles, southern France, to dress his blisters. 15 August, 1944.

Company E, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division.. (Signal Corps.)

 

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US 4th Armored Division & 89th Infantry Division vehicles in Ohrdruf Germany - April 1945

LIFE Magazine Archives - David Scherman Photographer

 

Soldier using the jeep as a ladder to reach and remove the Adolf Hitler Street sign.

 

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US Personnel in Tunisia - early 1943

LIFE Magazine Archives - Eliot Elisofon Photographer

 

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US Personnel in Tunisia - early 1943

LIFE Magazine Archives - Eliot Elisofon Photographer

 

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US Personnel in Tunisia - early 1943

LIFE Magazine Archives - Eliot Elisofon Photographer

 

 

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US Personnel in Tunisia - early 1943

LIFE Magazine Archives - Eliot Elisofon Photographer

 

 

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US Personnel in Tunisia - early 1943

LIFE Magazine Archives - Eliot Elisofon Photographer

1903 rifle with grenade launcher

 

 

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US Personnel in Tunisia - early 1943

LIFE Magazine Archives - Eliot Elisofon Photographer

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