Ready for #WASP#WWII homecoming 2018! Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas. Missing all my friends who can't be here this weekend!
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from @dday_history - D-Day veteran Donald R. Burgett A-Company 506PIR 101st Airborne Division. Donald R. Burgett wass a writer and a former World War II paratrooper. He was among the Airborne troopers who landed in Normandy early on the morning of June 6, 1944 (D Day). He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division (United States), ("The Screaming Eagles"), and the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Burgett served in 'A' Company, 1st Battalion, 506th PIR as both a rifleman and a machine-gunner. Burgett parachuted into Holland, his second combat jump, as part of Operation Market-Garden, and fought for 72 days behind the German lines. After just a few weeks rest, he was again sent into combat, this time at the Battle of the Bulge, where the 101st, along with Combat Command B of the U.S. 10th Armored Division (United States) and the all African American 969th Field Artillery Battalion successfully held out against nine German armored divisions during the siege of Bastogne. Burgett went on to fight through Operation Nordwind, on into Germany to the Ruhr Valley, the Rhineland, and Bavaria. While in action with the 101st, Burgett was wounded three times and had his M1 rifle shot out of his hands at least twice. He was one of only eleven men out of the original 200 in his company to survive from D-Day in Normandy to the war's end.
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I’m getting really tired of people not liking my posts as much😒 idk if it’s my posts or if it’s the algorithm but fuck😑
But it’s whatever I’m gonna be on some overwatch later hopefully😍 comment gamer tags/psn 💕
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"Pfc. Robert Askew...with the 3278th Quartermaster Company, examines overshoes which have been turned in. Overshoes proved their worth and helped prevent trench foot during the rains." April 8, 1944. Lapidus. 111-SC-371005. From the National Archives. #wwii#shoegame#trenchfoot ******************************************************Follow the HMS Squad: @ww1_facts @world.war.shenanigans @the_ww2_memoirs @world.war.archives @fuehrer_of_photography @war_aviation_pics @kingdomoftributes @ww2_history_4vr
I just couldn't help myself. Got a shipment I was waiting for and just had to get another round of items processed! Besides all the awesome militaria that shows up often here, there are some real gems in here this time around too. Look at the munitions box and surgical kit for example, you'll see. As always, ask me anything you'd like and I'll be happy to answer (including direct links to listings or eBay ID numbers). US WWII Civil Defense Auxiliary Enforcement Armband
RARE USMC Stoner Double Magazine Pouch
Span-AM/WWI US Army Haversack with Regiment Mark
US Army Insulating Cap Helmet Liner
Vietnam War US Army Claymore Mine Bag with Instructions
WWI US Army Canteen AGM Co. 1918
WWI US Army Canteen Cup NO MARKINGS
WWI US Army Suspenders
WWII German Munitions Box Captured by US Officer SEE PICTURES AND DESCRIPTION
WWII Korean War Civil Defense Air Raid Warden Helmet
WWII Korean War Civil Defense Helmet with no sticker
WWII M1911 Pistol Clearning Rods ONE PER ORDER
WWII US Army 3 Zipper Medic Pouch
RARE WWII US Army Canteen Carrier Troxel Mfg. 1942
WWII US Army Carlisle Pouch #1
WWII US Army Herringbone Cap O.D. 7 Size XL Dated 1943
WWII US Army Medical Officers Case SEE PICTURES AND DESCRIPTION
WWII US Army Mess Kit Carrier NAMED
WWII US Army Personal Effects Bag with Draw String
WWII US Army Pick Carrier Dated 1944
WWII US Army Pistol Belt 4-1-1
WWII US Army Pistol Belt Dated 1943
WWII US Army Sewing Kit
WWII US Army Snout-Type Service Mask Bag
Taking cover behind their M4A3E8 "Sherman" medium tank escort, one man of this Ranger patrol of the 5th Regimental Combat Team, US 24th Infantry Division, uses his M1918A2 BAR to return the heavy Chinese Communist small arms and mortar fire which has them pinned down on the bank of the Han River. At left another soldier uses a field radio to report the situation to headquarters. February 23, 1951 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Check out our friends at the American Military Museum! (Link in profile above) 👆~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #ww2#wwii#worldwar2#war#wartime#warhistory#military#militaryhistory#history#allies#axis#army#armylife#armystrong#soldiers#gear#guns#weapons#germans#germany#follow#european#gloryofprussia#quotes#tank#wwi#1918#vehicles#neverforget#historiansunion ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the Crew!
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Dudley Point, Darwin, Australia. This image is part of a series used to create my photo book of stylised images of the WWII sites around Darwin. This image was taken late in the afternoon, just a few minutes after a tropical storm finished. The book is available in print or PDF format from the Untold Digital Media website (link in the bio). #darwin#surreallandscapes#hdrphotography#lensbaby
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Tomorrow will start the three day Weekend for most . Please take some time out on Monday Morning to Reflect the True Meaning of why you have this Weekend . This is The Unvieling of John Little who was Killed in Action at the age of 19 in World War II . He Survived The War's Deadliest Battle in All of WWII , The Battle of The Bulge , and was Killed just a little before the end of the War ....Over 70 plus year's without a proper Headstone . Now John Little will Never be Forgotten ....Just 1 Hour of your day on Monday ...He is the Grandson of The Homestead Pioneering Family the Mowry . He is Buried on the Family Plot at The Historic Miami City Cemetery ..He is one of about 50 Soldiers Buried at the Cemetery who was Killed in Action, mostly WWII and Korea and the two from Vietnam ....Please Share .#shareandlike#volunteer#miami#miamihistory#WWII#army#airforce#us#historicpreservation#downtownmiami#brickell#wynwoodartdistrict#wynwood#johnlittle#kia#soldier#miamicitycemetery#miamibeach#dadecounty
Wishing an incredibly and immensely Happy 96th Birthday to Al Mampre 🎉
Al was an original Toccoa member of Easy Company and one of the medics in the company.
He was born on 25th May, 1922, in Illinois. He enlisted in Dallas, Texas, in 1942, and volunteered for the paratroopers. Just before D-Day he developed a serious infection in his neck and missed the jump. He made his first combat jump into The Netherlands on 17th Sep for Operation Market Garden. However he would be wounded the following day as the 506th PIR entered Eindhoven when he ran out to give aid to Lt Robert Brewer who had been shot in the neck by a sniper. The same sniper then shot Mampre in his lower leg, stripping the flesh right down to the bone. He was helped by Dutch locals and evacuated for treatment. When he reached the aid station, despite being wounded, he insisted on donating blood for the more severely wounded than himself.
He recovered and rejoined the 506th PIR at Mourmelon. When the call came to head for Bastogne he was assigned to Regimental HQ and remained with them until the end of the war.
A loud and cheerful Currahee and a huge thank you to this hero 👊
Regrann from @axis_and_allies_chronicles - May 25 1944, Atlantic Ocean. A Grumman TBF-1 Avenger (BuNo 24295) , flown by Lt. William F. Chamberlin of Composite Squadron VC-9 and his crew , strike the ramp of the U.S.Navy' escort carrier U.S.S. Solomons (CVE-67) during landing. The Avenger split in two after hitting the flight deck ramp, sending pieces of wood from the deck everywhere. Chamberlain managed to stay on the deck while his other two crewmen in the tail section bounced off the 5-inch gun on the fantail and into the water. These two were picked by a destroyer escort and recovered from their injuries. Although they survived this accident, all three were killed on June 15 1944 during an attack against the German U-boat U-860.
I interviewed a veteran this week who was the mechanic assigned to this crew
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