🇬🇧 This photo has been posted on other pages many times. It’s a great ‘then and now’ photo. I’ve never posted it before (i don’t think after like 4,000+ posts its hard to keep track 😂) but I just saw it on Facebook and was inspired to share it. D-Day veterans then and now sitting where they sat on that special day where they landed the first blows against evil in the campaign to free western Europe. Respect to those lads. [i dont know who took either photo or who combined them but respect to them as well] #history #wwii #ww2
A disabled German self-propelled gun of the 116th Panzer Division outside of Chérain, December, 1944. Battle of the Bulge. [US Army photograph & caption] #history #ww2 #tanks #war #wwii
During the battle of Mortain, Typhoons devastated German tank and mechanized columns attempting to reach the French coast – 7 August 1944. The battle, known as Operation Lüttich to the Germans, was a disastrous German counter offensive ordered by Adolf Hitler in an attempt to halt Allied gains from Operation Cobra. German generals had warned Hitler that the attack would not succeed. The German attack initially met with some success, but within a day advance was halted and the Americans regained the initiative. Nearly all the German tanks massed for the offensive would be destroyed and the attacking force would be outflanked and trapped in the Falaise Pocket. #history #ww2 #wwii #history
🇺🇸 Retired Staff Sgt. Dennis Ferk of the 164th infantry division of the North Dakota Army National Guard finally received the Bronze Star he earned during World War II. An article is available on the Albuquerque Journal’s website. #usa #history #wwii #ww2
🇬🇧🏴British fighter Ace Wing Cdr Thomas “Ginger” Neil died on Wednesday evening (11 July), just three days before his 98th birthday. Neil flew Hurricanes with No 249 Squadron throughout the Battle of Britain.
A pre-war member of the RAFVR, he is credited with having destroyed more than 17 enemy aircraft, most of them during the Battle. He went on to see further action in Malta with No 249 Squadron.
Wing Cdr Neil returned to the UK to fly Spitfires over the Channel and elsewhere during 1943. Attached to the American 9th Air Force in 1944, he took part in the invasion of Normandy and remained with the USAAF until the Allies reached the German border. He later saw action in Burma.
After the war, Wing Cdr Neil spent four years as a service test pilot. He has flown more than 100 types of aircraft.
Wing Cdr Neil leaves three married sons, Terence, Patrick and Ian. His wife Eileen died in 2014. [Photo & Caption via The Battle of Britain Memorial] #history #wwii #ww2 #england #raf #uk #british