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jumjum

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#1 11 years ago

This Russian page may have been linked before, and some of the pictures are familiar, but some are unique (to me) and extraordinary. It's an individual's site, mostly devoted to pics of his combat dioramas (he's wonderful at that by the way). But he has a page or so of photos of battle sites immediately after combat, even a few of actual combat. (There is one pic taken from Soviet trenches of an approaching Stug only about 20 yards away that made the hair rise on the back of my neck.) There is only one apparent fake, which seems to be a still from a war movie, but otherwise all look legit.

A gallery of rare and\or interesting ww2 photos. Ðåäêèå âîåííûå ôîòîãðàôèè (1941-1945)

*edit* Also found a site with bomb damage assessment photos some of which were taken as bombs were striking.

bdapic




JohnWalker

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#2 11 years ago

Nice collection. Not too worried about the Stug though, stay low in the grass-trench an that thing'll never find ya




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#3 11 years ago

My favourite definitely has to be the GI walking past the KT with an STG 44.




J_Fin

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#5 11 years ago

You mean this? =p

Germ-soldier-with-PPSh.jpg

Wrong link ;)




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#6 11 years ago

No it wasn't wrong link, site just doesn't allow linking to the pictures.




The Last Unknown Soldier

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#7 11 years ago

google damaged b17's and youll find the most unbelivable hits to these planes, they where near indestructable.




jumjum

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#8 11 years ago

Holey moley! Particularly "daveswarbirds.com". What a tremendously tough aircraft the B-17 was.

The pictures of such horrific plane damage beg this question: What position in B-17s (or B-24s for that matter) was the most dangerous in combat? The least? Anyone?

*edit* Aha! Here's a start: 8th Air Force Combat Losses in World War II ETO Against the AXIS Powers




The Last Unknown Soldier

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#9 11 years ago

here another taken from Stephen Ambrose's THE MIGHTY EIGHTH (good book) USAAF Casualties 4% casualtiy rate Marines 1.3% US Army 1.6% Navy 1.1% Coast Guard .7% btw Ball turret was FUBAR 9 out of every 10 times, and Luffwaffe pilots would always aim for him or the twin 50's in the tail waist gunner has so many b/c there was two of them, still, waist was bad




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#10 11 years ago
jumjum;3982576What position in B-17s (or B-24s for that matter) was the most dangerous in combat? The least? Anyone?

I've always heard the bottom belly gunner was the most dangerous....frequently targeted and they were prone to malfunctions. Also there are many cases of people getting very claustrophobic in that tiny cramped position.




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