Misc WWII pics

Discussion in 'WW2 General' started by Thorlifter, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    I thought some of these were a bit unusual. Hope you enjoy them.

    Pic 1 - Kawanishi H8K seaplane
    Pic 2 - Squadron of Rufe's at Bougainville
    Pic 3 - Corsair's in the snow on the USS Philippine Sea
    Pic 4 - Rockets fired by a P-47
    Pic 5 - Deck crew to the rescue
     

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  2. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    Pic 6 - Marines disembark on Tinian
    Pic 7 - Tank on Bougainville
    Pic 8 - German 280mm K5
    Pic 9 - U.S. munitions ship explodes during Sicily invasion
    Pic 10 - V1
     

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  3. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    Pic 11 - Ju-88 with torpedo
    Pic 12 - German KARL mortars
    Pic 13 - Reloading a KARL
     

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  4. B-17engineer

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    Not a Ju-88, He-115 I think.
     
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    Those are some good pics and thanks for posting them. I do believe the young man is right on that being a He-115; I don't think I've seen that clear of a picture of one with such good detail showing ordinance being loaded and that many crew working on it.
    My favorite has got to be pic #5 in the first post. When that F6F landed a nd slid off the edge of the deck it must have been burning furiously...but that crewman jumped right on there. I saw this photo yesterday in an aviation book but it was much darker and some of these details of this photo are missing. If I might add; this is the caption for the photo:
    This book has had some inaccurate details so i hope this is the correct identifcation for that photo #5 in your first post.
    Thanks for posting these!
    Derek
     
  6. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the correction. Your both right. He-115 for sure.
     
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    Very cool pics!
     
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    Nice shots!
     
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    Thor, the pic "Corsair's in the snow on the USS Philippine Sea" might be from the Korean War. The marking on the fuselage was adopted in 1947 (I think).

    Also I can never remmber any carrier operations in the snow in all of the Pacific War.

    Pics are very interesting though.

    TO
     
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    He-115 is by far my favorite~ !
     
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    Very interesting Thor.:thumbright: Some of those I have seen some I haven't. Thank you for sharing sir.:cool:
     
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    The snow-bound Corsairs are definitely in Korea, as well and the markings and colour-schemes, the give-away is that the middle row of a/c are Skyraiders ;) Great shots Thor, thanks for sharing them! 8)
     
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    Great pics.

    I don't know why, but when I saw the Rufe's I instandly thought of an old western saloon with the horses tied up out front.
     
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    Thats an interesting take on it....
     
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    Love the Rufes on Bougainville and the rockets from the P-47. Cool shots.
     
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    That shot of the K5E firing is perfect timing on the photographer's part.

    Great pix all of 'em...thanks for posting them!
     
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    Great pics!!! Havent' seen some of them before....gonna borrow a few, if ya don't mind... :occasion5:
     
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    I don't mind at all RA. I'll look for your donation from paypal shortly! :lol:
     
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    ...and there's Skyraiders on the flightdeck! Great pics nonetheless....looking forward to more! 8)
     
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    Doh!!!! I didn't even notice them! I see a Corsair and get tunnel vision. hahaha
     
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