16 November 2012

Rare Photos from WWII

I just received these from ajdshootist - I don't know if they've been seen before, but I'm fascinated by WWII history. Enjoy, and remember.

Finds like these are just incredible!!
Please, after looking at these, pass
them on for all to see. Young and old.
Lest we forget.

Japanese Kawanishi H8K seaplane after strafing. Kwajalein
Squad of Rufe's at Bougainville . These things were very nimble even with the pontoons.-
The A6M2-N float plane version of the Zero did extremely well,
suffering only a small loss in its legendary maneuverability.
Top speed was not affected, however, the aircraft's relatively light armament was a detriment.
Snow on deck. USS Philippine Sea North Pacific 1945

HARVS on the way in shot by a P-47. Rare shot.
Deck crew climbing up to get the pilot out. He did. That's a fuel tank his foot is on. Empty?----------------------------------------------------------------------
Marines disembark LST at Tinian Island.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Outside Bastogne
(Dec 1944 )

German 280mm K5 firing--------------------------------------------------------------
U.S. munitions ship goes up during the invasion of Sicily.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GERMAN V1--------------------------------------------------------------
Spitfire "tipping-off" a V1. If you've never heard of this insane tactic ....... At first V1's were shot down by gunfire.
.With the high risk of being blown up, some of the best pilots started tipping the V1's wing, because of damage to
wing tips they later developed a tactic of disrupting the airflow by placing their wing very close to the V1's wing,
causing it to topple. Not every pilot did this. At night this was not possible, the flame from the V1 blinded the pilot
to everything else, though some Mossie pilots flew past closely in front of the V1, again causing it to topple. The
thought of doing this at 450mph, 4,000 feet above the ground, at night, and being blinded gives me the willies.
Panzerkampfwagen VI "E Tiger"-------------------------------------------------------------------

Ju-88 loading a torpedo. This is one HUGE bomber .. and it's on pontoons!!!!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
German "KARL" mortars. Sebastopol
Reloading a KARL---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Macchi 202v
Italian 303 Bombers over N Africa


Matt said...

These are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Old NFO said...

Nice ones, thanks!

ProudHillbilly said...


Rev. Paul said...

Matt, Old NFO, PH: glad y'all liked 'em.

Ajdshootist said...

Gentlemen i am glad you enjoyed, that
is the kind of stuff i find so intresting,i regard myself as a bit of a student of history.

Murphy's Law said...

Way cool!

Rev. Paul said...

ML, glad you liked it. I thought you might. :^)