Author: War Pictures from History

Fritzi, the former mascot of an Afrika Korps u…

Fritzi, the former mascot of an Afrika Korps unit, and adopted by the US Army Rangers. [via Historization] #history #ww2 #puppy #dogsofinstagram #dogs #wwii
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Hummel located at the 🇦🇺Australian Armor &am…

Hummel located at the 🇦🇺Australian Armor & Artillery Museum. #history #wwii #museum #ww2 #tank #armor #gun #australia
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🇯🇵 Japanese troops on the Great Wall, near J…

🇯🇵 Japanese troops on the Great Wall, near Jinzhou, Liaoning Province, China, 1932.
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German aces Erich Hartmann and Gerhard Barkhor…

German aces Erich Hartmann and Gerhard Barkhorn. The two most successful fighter aces of all time, Hartmann shot down at least 352 Allied aircraft (345 Soviet & 7 American) while Barkhorn was credited with over 300 victories. Both men were highly decorated. Hartmann was one of only 27 men to be awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords & Diamonds. Barkhorn was a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords but even after reaching his 300th victory in January 1945 he never received his diamonds. Both men survived the war and served in the West German air force. Hartmann died in 1993 at the age of 71. Barkhorn died tragically after a car crash which also killed his wife in 1983. #history #ww2 #germany #vintage #pilots
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🇺🇸 Company H, 41st Armored Infantry Regiment…

🇺🇸 Company H, 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Division with knocked out or abandoned vehicles from 2nd SS Panzer Division “Das Reich.” #history #ww2 #wwii #usa #army #usarmy
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🇺🇸 US troops at the Second Temple of Hera, P…

🇺🇸 US troops at the Second Temple of Hera, Paestum, Italy, mid-Sep 1943. #history #ww2 #wwii #italy #usa #america #usarmy #army #ruins #1943 #40s
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🇻🇳 A Viet Cong fighter photographed during t…

🇻🇳 A Viet Cong fighter photographed during the intense gunbattle for the Special Forces Camp on June 10, 1965 at the Battle of Dong Xoai. [AP Photo/Horst Faas] #history #vietnamwar
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🇯🇵 Nobuo Fujita, Imperial Japanese Navy pilo…

🇯🇵 Nobuo Fujita, Imperial Japanese Navy pilot, who was responsible for the only known aerial bombardments of the continental United States during World War Two. Fujita dropped incendiary bombs on Brookings, Oregon from his submarine launched E14Y seaplane in 1942.

After the war Fujita returned to Brookings four times in 1962, 1990, 1992 & 1995. On his first return he gifted his families 400 year old sword to the town as a gesture of reconciliation. He became an honorary citizen of Brookings in 1997, shortly before he passed away. Some of his ashes were eventually interred at the Brookings bombing site by his daughter in 1998. #history #ww2 #japan #oregon #usa #wwii
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12 September 1918 American medics of the 103r…

12 September 1918

American medics of the 103rd and 104th Ambulance Companies give medical attention to wounded German prisoners.

(Note the German soldier in the centre of the pic is wearing a camouflaged M-1916 “Stahlhelm” steel combat helmet. By 1918, orders came down from the high command with explicit instructions on how to camouflage the M-1916 helmet to reduce visibility. Large geometric shapes, separated by ½" thick black lines, were painted to break up the helmet’s distinctive outline.)

These prisoners were taken from second line trenches during the opening attack of the Bttle of Saint Mihiel on the 12th of September 1918.
This dressing station was set up at Le Cloche, about 3km to the rear of Vigneulles.
Before the start of the attack, these two Ambulance Companies were being held in reserve at Rupten-Woevre.
At 8:00 am the infantry went over the top and found little resistance, advancing steadily until late afternoon and taking thousands of prisoners.
The 102nd Infantry Regiment, was then moved forward to Vigneulles along the Tranchee Calonne.
A this time the 103rd and 104th Ambulance Companies were sent forward, following the 102nd Infantry Regiment and
establishing a dressing station at Le Cloche, about 3 km from Vigneulles.
The dressing station cared for approximately 500 casualties during the entire attack.

The 103rd Ambulance Company was renamed from the 2nd Ambulance Company, (originally the 2nd Massachusetts Ambulance Co., Boston)
The 104th Ambulance Company was re-designated from the 4th Ambulance Company (originally the 1st Rhode Island Ambulance Company, Providence)
Both companies were part of the 101st Sanitary Train, which was the medical unit of the 26th Division.

(Colourised by Benjamin Thomas)
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Unloading at the port of new York captured Pz.Kpfw VI Tiger 501st heavy tank battalion,captured in North Africa,1943.