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A few WWII photos I scanned some featuring Jeeps

 
Old 07-07-2009, 11:39 AM
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Little Boy and Fat Man were the names of the bombs.
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"What was the name of the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki?
Everyone knows the name of the B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima - the Enola Gay - but how about the one that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki 3 days later? This B-29 was known as "Bock's Car", and Nagasaki was not its original target - the intended target city was Kokura, which escaped as the bomber was under orders to attack only a clear target and the city was shrouded in smog at the time. Nagasaki was the first alternative target city."
h t t p://www.world-war-2.info/trivia/trivia_5.php
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You guys need to go to the WWII museum in New Orleans, very moving
I think the D-day exhibit is up until October
My Granddad landed on June 6, and his division is covered very well
the pacific exhibit is a real eye opener, like the OP says, a different time
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:06 PM
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these pictures are wicked including the link pic. If you have more please share
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Thanks for posting these! I loved them and hope you will post as many as you can!
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:58 PM
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If you guys are interested in other WW2 candid's, I am lucky enough to have my Grandfathers scrap books and all papers, etc:

He photographed tons of stuff, mostly fun goofy things that have been lost to time. But, these are some of my favorites:





Those guys were the original hard core guys. Heck, I couldn't make it through my first one year tour in the Middle East in the late 80's without taking a leave at 6 months (and phoning home to loved ones when I could) to come home.

He split in early 42 and didn't come until until late 45 except for one short leave before embarking to Europe in 43 . Just V Mail and letters!

Hard Core Group
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by rnjstel View Post

Those guys were the original hard core guys. Heck, I couldn't make it through my first one year tour in the Middle East in the late 80's without taking a leave at 6 months (and phoning home to loved ones when I could) to come home.

He split in early 42 and didn't come until until late 45 except for one short leave before embarking to Europe in 43 . Just V Mail and letters!

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Yep......they were a different breed back then. When I read about what these old timers did up here in Alaska, all I can say is...."we are wimps these days."
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I have a few pictures of Okinawa and some B-29 nose art is interested I can put a few up.
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Originally Posted by sandman View Post
I have a few pictures of Okinawa and some B-29 nose art is interested I can put a few up.
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Of course....post away...!!!
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
Hey now dont sell short my Marines of today!
no sir..........not at all...
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