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  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    I hope this becomes a regular thread. Post a single picture of anything to do with WW2, including the years prior and just after.

    Here's the first one. USS Cowpens rolls heavily during Typhoon Cobra, December 17th, 1944. USS_Cowpens_(CVL-25)_during_Typhoon_Cobra.jpg
     
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    That had to be one wild ride.
     
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    Holy sheepdip! :puke:
     
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    Sod that for a game of sailors!
    No wonder I prefer aircraft - those floating things are bl**dy dangerous !!
     
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    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Anyone know what those vertical posts are for? I've never seen them before.
     
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    :dontknow: how about snap in guide posts to thread a rope (look in pic) so personnel can traverse the deck while snapping in a safety ring? Sure would be easy to go over the side in that sea state. Awfully tall though.
     
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    And that picture above is why I don't like boats.
     
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    Amen to that.
     
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    P-51s of the 352nd Fighter Group escorting B-24Js of the 458th Bomb Group.

    P-51s of 352nd Fighter Group Escort B-24Js of 458th Bomb Group.jpg
     
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    I think you got it Matt.:thumbright:
     
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    lunatics.....
     
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    Escorts and merchant ships at Hvalfjord before the sailing of Convoy PQ 17. Behind the destroyer ICARUS (1.03) is the Russian tanker AZERBAIJAN. The sea voyage to the north Russian ports of Murmansk and Archangel was the shortest route for sending Allied supplies to Russia. But it was also the most dangerous owing to the large concentration of German forces in northern Norway. The convoy PQ 17 was decimated by U-boats and the Luftwaffe after a communication from the Admiralty on 4 July 1942 ordered the escort to 'scatter'.

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    Wheeeeee.jpg

    What freakin' IDJIOT was taking the picture :shock:
     
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    forward AA position tub.....
     
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    You'll notice there's several men in that photo, and nobody seems frightened.

    In the days of sail those same men would have been high up in the rigging adjusting sails.
     
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