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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16620 on: 02-04-2019, 13:04:59 »


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German Volkssturm troops with a MG 34 machine gun in a ruined building in Silesia, Germany (now Poland), Apr 1945.

Also wearing Vz32 Czech helmets. They seem to be using an MG34 Panzerlauf? but I can’t tell.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16621 on: 02-04-2019, 18:04:11 »

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March 1943. Soldiers of the Leningrad front before the attack. In the foreground is the crew of a 50 mm infantrymortar.

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16627 on: 05-04-2019, 11:04:58 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16628 on: 05-04-2019, 17:04:24 »


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A Kawanishi H8K Type 2 Nishiki Daitei (Large Flying Boat) on Yellow Beach near King's Wharf is examined by men of the US Army's 165th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division. The seaplane, which landed during the raid, was disabled with a Boys anti-tank rifle by USMC Sergeants Howard E. “Buck” Stidham and Walter Carroll and others during the Marine Raiders attack on Makin on August 17-18, 1942. An air base on Makin was completed and ready to accommodate H8K reconnaissance and A6M2-N fighter seaplanes by July 1943. After a sustained bombing in September 1943, the surviving seaplanes were evacuated, leaving 100 of their ground crew behind. After the invasion on November 20, 1943, no major counterattacks were undertaken by the Japanese during the first night of the battle, nor was there any organized withdrawal eastward. Some successful attempts were made to bolster defenses along the eastern line and a few positions at the base of King's Wharf were reoccupied and new machine gun emplacements constructed facing the American lines. One machine gun was placed in the wrecked seaplane lying in the lagoon off of King's Wharf, another at the base of King's Wharf, and three more were set up in buildings in the area immediately southward. Snipers killed three men at the tank park. As they fired upon incoming landing craft, M3 Grant medium tanks returned fire with 75mm guns, silencing the machine gun in the wrecked H8K. The wreck of the H8K was still intact on Butaritari until 1980. It later collapsed into the lagoon but the wreck is still visible.

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M3 Lee Medium Tank, with a 75mm gun in the sponson and a 37mm gun in the turret, on Butaritari Island, Makin Atoll, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943. A medical crew waits beside their jeep for tanks to pass. ww2dbase
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16629 on: 06-04-2019, 08:04:35 »


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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16631 on: 06-04-2019, 18:04:09 »


That's the most ItPsv I've seen in one pic

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16633 on: 07-04-2019, 16:04:16 »


When trench warfare period gets boring  :P

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16634 on: 08-04-2019, 19:04:57 »
 :D weeeeeee