Category: usa

🇺🇸 100 years ago today, Alvin York neutraliz…

🇺🇸 100 years ago today, Alvin York neutralized an enemy machine gun nest and captured 132 German soldiers near Chatel Chéhéry, France . For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. His citation reads:
“After his platoon suffered heavy casualties and 3 other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Cpl. York assumed command. Fearlessly leading 7 men, he charged with great daring a machine gun nest which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his platoon. In this heroic feat the machine gun nest was taken, together with 4 officers and 128 men and several guns.” #usa #america #onthisday #wwi #ww1 #usarmy #army
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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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🇯🇵 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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🇺🇸 Raising the US flag over Wake Island afte…

🇺🇸 Raising the US flag over Wake Island after Japan’s surrender, 4 Sep 1945; Japanese commanding officer Rear Admiral Shigematsu Sakaibara in foreground. [Photographer: R. O. Kepler / United States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
ID Code: NH 96813] #history #war #wwii #ww2 #usnavy #usa
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The execution of Henry Wirz, commandant of the…

The execution of Henry Wirz, commandant of the (Confederate) Andersonville Prison, near the US Capitol moments after the trap door was sprung. Washington, D.C. Soldier springing the trap; men in trees and Capitol dome beyond. Photographed by Alexander A. Gardner on November 10, 1865. [Library of Congress] #civilwar #usa #washingtondc #history #americanhistory

🇺🇸 Union POW’s photographed by Andrew Jackso…

🇺🇸 Union POW’s photographed by Andrew Jackson Riddle on August 16, 1864 at the Confederate prison named ‘Camp Sumter’ near Andersonville, Georgia. More prisoners died during that terrible August of 1864 when the prisons ranks swelled to over 33,000 men. Very few rations and a low supply of fresh water combined with rampant disease led to that August being the deadliest month in the prisons history. In total over the camps life nearly 13,000 Union men would perish there. [Library of Congress] #history #usa #america #civilwar

US Army Major General J. Lawton Collins and Ma…

US Army Major General J. Lawton Collins and Major Charles Davis at New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 14 Aug 1943. [ww2dbase / National Archives / Public Domain] #history #ww2 #usa #usarmy #army #1943

🇺🇸 Today is Purple Heart Day. I’d like to ta…

🇺🇸 Today is Purple Heart Day. I’d like to take a moment to thank all those who sacrificed in the service of the United States. #usa #purpleheartday

🇺🇸 US Marine with M2 .50 cal with IR scope. …

🇺🇸 US Marine with M2
.50 cal with IR scope. Khe Sanh, 1968. [via r/militaryporn] #history #usmc #guns #gun #marines #usa #nam #vietnamwar
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