Author: War Pictures from History

Polikarpov losing it’s tail to a Messerschmitt…

Polikarpov losing it’s tail to a Messerschmitt. [r/combatfootage] #history #ww2 #aviation
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🇺🇸 Nov. 26, 1968: While returning to base, 1…

🇺🇸 Nov. 26, 1968:
While returning to base, 1st Lt. James P. Fleming and four other Bell UH-1F helicopter pilots from the 20th Special Operations Squadron, get an urgent message from a six man, Army Special Forces team pinned down near a river bank. One helicopter is downed and two others are forced to leave the area, low on fuel. Fleming and another pilot flying in armed Hueys press on with the rescue effort. After their first attempt fails, they head back into the firefight a second time and successfully pick up the team. Nearly out of fuel, Fleming lands back at their base near Duc Co, South Vietnam. Fleming will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on May 14, 1970. [Aviation History Magazine]
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A column of recently captured Romanian soldier…

A column of recently captured Romanian soldiers from the shattered Romanian 3rd Army march into captivity in late November, 1942. #history #ww2 #wwii #russia #romania #1940s #1942
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I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Her…

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Here’s a meme I like. 😂
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Dogfight above the St Paul’s Cathedral d…

Dogfight above the St Paul’s Cathedral during the London Blitz, 1940. *Happy Saturday! Go Gators! 🐊😎*
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fujisan-ni-noboru-hinode: Marines of The 6th …

fujisan-ni-noboru-hinode:

Marines of The 6th Yokosuka Special Naval Landing Force (SNLF), on Makin Atoll, Gilbert Islands Archipelago, in early 1943.

🇺🇸 Members of Det “A”, 5th Special Forces Gr…

🇺🇸 Members of Det “A”, 5th Special Forces Group, located north of Saigon in War Zone D, are served their Thanksgiving Day dinner a little in advance of “Turkey-Day”. With two regiments of North Vietnamese Regulars in the vicinity, it is unlikely the men will have a quiet Thanksgiving Day. Prepared at a distant base, the complete hot meal was flown in by helicopter during a lull in the fighting. [Fold3.com] #history #thanksgiving #vietnamwar
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🇺🇸 Thanksgiving on the Italian Front, 1944. …

🇺🇸 Thanksgiving on the Italian Front, 1944. #history #ww2 #thanksgiving #1944
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🇬🇧 Christopher Robin Milne, son of author A….

🇬🇧 Christopher Robin Milne, son of author A.A. Milne and the inspiration for the character in his Winnie the Pooh stores, served in the British Army during WW2 and is credited with killing 28 German soldiers with a Lewis gun during the Battle of the Bulge. A.A. Milne himself served during WW1 and was wounded at the Somme and was in the Home Guard during WW2. [Photo: The Mirror] #history #ww2 #uk
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#Repost @navalinstitute with @get_repost ・・・ #…

#Repost @navalinstitute with @get_repost
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#FunFactFriday – Navy tradition holds that pilots who make a navigational error and land on the wrong carrier get mocked by the crew who “decorate” the plane with graffiti. Adding @USAirForce markings is the ultimate insult to an already embarrassed naval aviator #navy #Usn #plane #aviation #jet #airforce
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