December 7, 1941
Isn’t it amazing how a film could last so long in a camera without disintegrating? Fantastic photos taken 70 years ago. Some of you will have to go to a museum to see what a Brownie box camera looked like.
The Pearl Harbor photos were found in an old Brownie stored in a foot locker. They are from a Sailor who was on the USS Quapaw ATF-110, PEARL HARBOR December 7th, 1941
Also, show producer ThirdWaveDave reminds us to “Never Forget” with a museum-like, fascinating look at the newspapers, newsreels, radio reports, and much more of the day that lives on in infamy.
Match the captions with the photos in the slide show below:
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.
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
Italian 303 Bombers over N Africa