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Last picture of Lt. Gen. Buckner Before He Was Killed, Okinawa, Japan, June 1945

Last picture of Lt. Gen. Buckner Before He Was Killed, Okinawa, Japan, June 1945

Taken on 1945-06-18

"The last picture of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. (right), taken on 18 June 1945, the day before he was killed by Japanese artillery."

Source: nps.gov/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-06

Australian Soldiers Meet Civilians on Labuan (Malaysia); WWII; June 1945

Australian Soldiers Meet Civilians on Labuan (Malaysia); WWII; June 1945

Taken on 1945-06-16

"Australian soldiers and local civilians on Labuan Island, Borneo. The soldier on the right is armed with a US M1 Carbine, which was not normally issued to Australian soldiers." The Battle of Labuan was an engagement fought between Allied and Japanese forces on the island of Labuan off Borneo during June 1945. It formed part of the Australian invasion of North Borneo, and was initiated by the Allied forces as part of a plan to capture the Brunei Bay area and develop it into a base to support future offensives.

Source: Unkown, via Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-06-10

Australian Signal Corps in Defensive Position; WWII; Labuan, Malaysia; June 1945

Australian Signal Corps in Defensive Position; WWII; Labuan, Malaysia; June 1945

Taken on 1945-06-13

An Australian 2/43rd Battalion Bren Gun position on Labuan Island to the north of the airfield during the fighting on the island in June 1945. The Battle of Labuan was an engagement fought between Allied and Japanese forces on the island of Labuan off Borneo during June 1945. It formed part of the Australian invasion of North Borneo, and was initiated by the Allied forces as part of a plan to capture the Brunei Bay area and develop it into a base to support future offensives.

Source: US Signal Corps

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-06-10

Australian Soldier Stands on Guard at Labuan Airstrip during WWII; Malaysia, June 1945

Australian Soldier Stands on Guard at Labuan Airstrip during WWII; Malaysia, June 1945

Taken on 1945-06-10

A soldier from the Australian 2/43rd Battalion armed with an Owen Gun in a bomber dispersal bay at Labuan airstrip on the day of the Australian landing there. The Battle of Labuan was an engagement fought between Allied and Japanese forces on the island of Labuan off Borneo during June 1945. It formed part of the Australian invasion of North Borneo, and was initiated by the Allied forces as part of a plan to capture the Brunei Bay area and develop it into a base to support future offensives.

Source: Australian War Memorial

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-06-10

Australian Troops Land on Labuan Island, Malaysia; WWII; June 1945

Australian Troops Land on Labuan Island, Malaysia; WWII; June 1945

Taken on 1945-06-10

"Soldiers from the Australian 2/43rd Battalion on board a landing vehicle tracked during the landing on Labuan Island on 10 June 1945." The Battle of Labuan was an engagement fought between Allied and Japanese forces on the island of Labuan off Borneo during June 1945. It formed part of the Australian invasion of North Borneo, and was initiated by the Allied forces as part of a plan to capture the Brunei Bay area and develop it into a base to support future offensives.

Source: Australian War Memorial

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-06-10

Ruined Reichstag, WWII

Ruined Reichstag, WWII

Taken on 1945-06-03

The Reichstag after its capture by the Soviet troops, 3 June 1945.

Source: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit. Hewitt (Sgt)

Uploaded by SATest on 2014-06-27

US Marine Provides Covering Fire, Battle of Okinawa, Japan, May 1945

US Marine Provides Covering Fire, Battle of Okinawa, Japan, May 1945

Taken on 1945-05-18

"Two Marines from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment during fighting at Wana Ridge during the Battle of Okinawa, May 1945. On the left, Davis Hargraves (1925-) provides covering fire with his M1 Thompson submachinegun as Gabriel Chavarria (on the right; 1926-), with a Browning Automatic Rifle, prepares to break cover to move to a different position. Wana Ridge was a long coral spine running out of northern Shuri Hill and was lined on both sides with Okinawan tombs. Japanese emplacements in the tombs and on the reverse slope of the ridge forced the Marines to carefully fight their way through the fortifications. A Japanese counterattack on the Marines on the ridge on 22 May was repelled. It is not known if this photo was taken before or after the Japanese counterattack. Note that the photographer has apparently taken the picture from a covered position behind the ridgeline."

Source: Research at the National Archives: Pictures of World War II

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-06

Marines Land on Okinawa Shore, Japan, April 1945

Marines Land on Okinawa Shore, Japan, April 1945

Taken on 1945-04-01

"U.S. Marine reinforcements wade ashore to support the beachhead on Okinawa, 1 April 1945."

Source: National Park Service/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US Troops Support Armored Advance, Panay, Philippines, March 1945

US Troops Support Armored Advance, Panay, Philippines, March 1945

Taken on 1945-03-18

"Troops of the 185th Inf., 40th Div., take cover behind advancing tanks while moving up on Japanese positions on Panay Island, P.I. This is one of the shots salvaged from the camera of Lt. Robert Fields who was killed in action shortly after it was taken."

Source: Library of Congress/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-08

US Marines at Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945

US Marines at Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945

Taken on 1945-03-01

"The tragic cost of Operation Detachment pressured veterans, journalists, and commanders to fixate on the most visible rationalization for the battle. The sight of the enormous, costly, and technologically sophisticated B-29 landing on the island's small airfield most clearly linked Iwo Jima to the strategic bombing campaign. As the myths about the flag raisings on Mount Suribachi reached legendary proportions, so did the emergency landing theory in order to justify the need to raise that flag."

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US Marine Fires Machine Gun, Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945

US Marine Fires Machine Gun, Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945

Taken on 1945-02-28

"The overall objective at this point was to take control of Airfield No. 2 in the center of the island. However, every 'penetration seemed to become a disaster" as "units were raked from the flanks, chewed up—sometimes wiped out. Tanks were destroyed by interlocking fire or were hoisted into the air on the spouting fireballs of buried mines'." Exact date unknown.

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US Marine Corps Flamethrower Operator, Iwo Jima, Japan, February 1945

US Marine Corps Flamethrower Operator, Iwo Jima, Japan, February 1945

Taken on 1945-02-28

"A flamethrower operator of Co. E, 2nd Bn, 9th Marines, runs under fire on Iwo Jima, February 1945." Exact date unknown.

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

The First Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, Japan, February 1945

The First Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, Japan, February 1945

Taken on 1945-02-23

"The Marines and Navy corpsman in SSgt. Lowery's photograph were photographed after 1Lt. Harold Schrier (3rd platoon commander, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division), Sgt. Ernest Thomas (platoon sergeant), and Sgt. Henry Hansen (platoon guide) had raised the first pipe and flag on Mount Suribachi."

Source: history.navy.mil/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US Marine Corps Landing Vehicles Approach Iwo Jima, February 1945

US Marine Corps Landing Vehicles Approach Iwo Jima, February 1945

Taken on 1945-02-19

"At 08:59, one minute ahead of schedule, the first of an eventual 30,000 Marines of the 3rd Marine Division, the 4th Marine Division, and the new 5th Marine Division, making up the V Amphibious Corps, landed on the beach. The initial wave did not come under Japanese fire for some time, as General Kuribayashi's plan was to wait until the beach was full of the Marines and their equipment."

Source: National Parks Service/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US Marines Disembarking Onto Beach at Iwo Jima, Japan, February 1945

US Marines Disembarking Onto Beach at Iwo Jima, Japan, February 1945

Taken on 1945-02-19

"Many of the Marines who landed in the first wave speculated that perhaps the naval and air bombardment had killed all of the Japanese defenders. In the deathly silence, they became somewhat unnerved as Marine patrols began to advance inland in search of the Japanese positions. Only after the front wave of Marines reached a line of Japanese bunkers defended by machine gunners did they take hostile fire. Many concealed Japanese bunkers and firing positions opened up, and the first wave of Marines took devastating losses from the machine guns."

Source: marines.mil/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Marines Take Cover on Iwo Jima Beach, Japan, February 1945

Marines Take Cover on Iwo Jima Beach, Japan, February 1945

Taken on 1945-02-19

"It was extremely difficult for the Marines to advance because of the inhospitable terrain, which consisted of volcanic ash. This ash allowed for neither a secure footing nor the construction of foxholes to protect the Marines from hostile fire. However, the ash did help to absorb some of the fragments from Japanese artillery."

Source: National Park Service/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

The Destruction of Warsaw

The Destruction of Warsaw

Taken on 1945-01-15

Destroyed Warsaw, the capital of Poland, January 1945.

Source: Jankowski & Ciborowski "Warszawa 1945 i dziƛ" Wydawnictwo Interpress, Warszawa, 1971

Uploaded by SATest on 2014-06-27

Dirlewanger Brigade Deployed to Poland

Dirlewanger Brigade Deployed to Poland

Taken on 1944-08-01

Warsaw Uprising: SS soldiers from Dirlewanger Brigade in window of townhouse at Focha 9 Street. In the glass reflection one can see details of the townhouse on the oposite side of the street at Focha 8 Street.

Source: Bundesarchiv Bild 183-97906, Warschauer Aufstand, Straßenkampf

Uploaded by SATest on 2014-06-26

Marines Take Cover Behind Tank, Saipan, Northern Marianas, July 1944

Marines Take Cover Behind Tank, Saipan, Northern Marianas, July 1944

Taken on 1944-07-08

"Marines take cover behind one of their medium tanks while cleaning out the northern north end of the island of Saipan. The Japanese were well dug in and making their last stand. July 8, 1944."

Source: National Park Service/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-08

US Marine Moves Through the Jungle of Saipan, Northern Marianas, July 1944

US Marine Moves Through the Jungle of Saipan, Northern Marianas, July 1944

Taken on 1944-07-01

"Holding a Colt M1911, a US Marine moves cautiously through the jungle of Saipan, July 1944."

Source: USMC/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-08

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