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A GI from the 85th mechanized Calvary Reconnaissance 5th Armored Division

 

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American Indian marine with a walkie-talkie, South Pacific, November 1943. United States Marine Corps photograph, courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, 127-MN-64081

 

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Marines of the 5th Division 1st Wave move toward Iwo Jima February 18 1945.

 

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On 10/19/2023 at 11:30 AM, Government Issue said:

 

I love going over pictures I've looked at numerous times and finding new interesting things I've overlooked. I have never noticed Bill liberated a tropical German canteen. Thanks for posting it in such high quality! 

Good eye on the canteen. Looks like he also helped himself to a Mauser bayonet, which I’ll assume is in the scabbard hanging by his right leg.

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In November of 1944, T/4 Claude Mann, the driver of an M4 Tank attached to the 761st Tank Battalion near Nancy, France.

 

 

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On 4/15/2023 at 4:49 PM, tthen said:

Very cool late war picture Ron. Goes it look like this GI has a Kerr sling on his rifle?

 

 

I agree. Looks like the Keer sling.

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US 45th Infantry Division “Thunderbirds” Personnel  Valmontone / Velletri Italy area - May / June 1944

LIFE Magazine Archives - Carl Mydans Photographer WWP-PD

 

Doldier on the far right has the 45th Thunderbird painted on his helmet

 

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US Corporal Howard Thomas mans an M3 37mm anti-tank gun during training in Southern England - 1943

 

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3 minutes ago, doyler said:

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Love the new m43 pants over the wool pants. You can see his belt buckle sticking out the top. Plus the parachute scarf. Vest? Maybe British?

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US Soldiers on the move in the Valmontone / Velletri Italy area - May / June 1944

LIFE Magazine Archives - Carl Mydans Photographer

 

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US Soldiers on the move in the Valmontone / Velletri Italy area - May / June 1944

LIFE Magazine Archives - Carl Mydans Photographer

 

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Master Sergeant with the US 36th Engineer Brigade driving a jeep with four German Prisoners as passengers in the Valmontone / Velletri Italy area - May / June 1944

Note the Staff Sergeant with M1 Carbine watching them

LIFE Magazine Archives - Carl Mydans Photographer WWP-PD

 

 

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GIs from the 413th Infantry Regiment 104th Infantry Division Timberwolves take a rest on the rail tracks after heavy combat in Düren North Rhine Area 21st of December 1944

 

 

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A soldier from the 1st Infantry Division reads his Bible onboard his LCI en route to Omaha Beach in Normandy door the D-Day Invasion.

 

Here seen wearing an assault vest.

 

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GI pauses during the advance towards Rome - June 1944

Note he has both an M1 Carbine and M1 Garand…

LIFE Magazine Archives - George Silk Photographer

 

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GIs possibly from the 4th Armored Division Pattons Third Army roll up their Swastika flag which they have taken as their trophy Bitberg Germany 

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Picture taken during the Battle for Rome - June 1944

LIFE Magazine Archives - George Silk Photographer

 

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LIFE Magazine Photographers Carl Mydans (L) and George Silk (R) with their cameras on the outskirts of Rome - June 4, 1944

Between the both of them they would take over 6,000 pictures during the Italian Campaign

LIFE Magazine Archives

WWP-PD

 

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GI with an M1A1 Bazooka on the outskirts of Rome - June 4, 1944

LIFE Magazine Archives - Carl Mydans Photographer

 

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Members of the US Army 6th Engineer Special Brigade on USS LST-317 look at a German Phrase Book while on the way to Normandy for the DDay Landings - June 5, 1944

LST-317 landed at “Easy Green” Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944

 

LIFE Magazine Archives - David Scherman Photographer

 

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