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Nice Colour images of WW2

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  • From: N.Minnesota (originally from London UK)
Nice Colour images of WW2
Posted by BEDLAM on Friday, January 27, 2017 9:38 PM

 He's not the Messiah...... He's a very naughty boy!!

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 28, 2017 12:19 AM

Always nice to see original WWII color photos. Those photos have been on Life's website for several years now. I have posted a few here previously some time ago.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by mitsdude on Saturday, January 28, 2017 2:28 AM

Im always fascinated by pictures like these.

I wonder what happened to these people and where are they now.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 28, 2017 11:09 AM

I imagine that those who survived the war must mostly be dead by now. Even someone who was 16 in 1945 would be 88 now. The numbers of those still alive dwindle by the day. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: North Pole, Alaska
Posted by richs26 on Saturday, January 28, 2017 3:11 PM

Notice the yellow 155 mm shells.  Those are some oldies made before March 11, 1942 IIRC from the OP-1664 Navy munitions handbook.

WIP:  Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 73rd BS B-26, 40-1408, torpedo bomber attempt on Ryujo

Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 22nd BG B-26, 7-Mile Drome, New Guinea

Minicraft 1/72 B-24D as LB-30, AL-613, "Tough Boy", 28th Composite Group

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Posted by Liegghio on Sunday, January 29, 2017 1:14 AM

My father-in-law will be 95 soon, still has all his marbles and the doctor replaced his pacemaker with a lower power one because his heart has improved over the last few years. He still does woodwork in his shop and repairs around the house, but the summer before last he asked me to repair some of his roof tiles because he reluctantly decided he was too shaky to climb up on the roof anymore.

I took him and my mother in law to visit the Lane Victory because he was in the US Navy Armed Guards in the war. He showed me the location of his twin 20mm mount in the Victory ships he served on. At Okinawa a Japanese fighter flew over him at mast level dropping a 100kg bomb and passing over him as he fired at it. The bomb went overhead and through the railing of the deck above him bending it apart and losing most of its momentum. It must have been a dud, or the detonator luckily passed between the railing bars, because it didn't go off, and skittered to a stop. He and his loader each grabbed one end of the bomb and heaved it overboard. The plane went into the drink, and he still thinks he should have gotten credit for the kill because he is convinced to this day that he got the pilot when he fired into the belly of the plane  as it went right over him. I'm glad I was able to video record his visit and story for his descendants and I built a shadow box model of a Victory ship for him.

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