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This photo appeared in Life magazine on Nov 9, 1940 -- more than a year before the US was at war with Nazi Germany. It shows the rescue of a Luftwaffe pilot by the crew of a German seaplane. Unidentied location. Seaplanes played a key role in SAR missions; save the times when the sea was too rough, a seaplane could easily touch the water and pluck survivors from its embrace.

This photo appeared in Life magazine on Nov 1940 -- more than a year before…

Sources indicate this was likely taken through the periscope of the Narwhal-class submarine USS Nautilus after it torpedoed and sank the Japanese Destroyer Yamakaze on June 25, 1942.

The torpedoed Japanese destroyer Yamakaze as seen through the periscope of an American submarine Nautilus in June 1942

Ship killer:  From Squadron signals' Junkers Ju 88 in action pt I ... "a highly unusual modification was carried by this Ju 88A-4 (9K+FB) werk-nr 1050 of II/KG 51 in rumania during 1941, the bomber was field modified with two flame thrower tubes mounted under the rudder. Altough successfully tested, the oil fed flame thrower never reached operational status on the ju88."

A German Junkers Ju 88 pilot showing his confirmed enemy vessels sunk.

WWII Survivors of US Carrier Saint Lo Play Cards Aboard Transpot ORG Press Photo | eBay

WWII Survivors of US Carrier SAINT LO Play Cards aboard Transpot Org Press Photo

WWII Survivors of US Carrier Saint Lo Play Cards Aboard Transpot ORG Press Photo | eBay

07 Apr 45: "Sonderkommando Elbe" sends 180 German Bf-109s to attack Allied bombers with the intent of ramming into them, aiming for either the tail, engines or cockpit, bailing out either before or after collision. While only 15 Allied bombers are attacked in this manner, eight are successfully destroyed. Most of the German pilots died, without inflicting the harm to the relentless Allied bombing campaign that had been hoped. #WWII #History

07 Apr "Sonderkommando Elbe" sends 180 German to attack Allied…

SS Officer. Note the map case on his left hip, grenades in his belt, field glasses hanging on his chest, and an unknown pouch under them.

Note the map case on his left hip, grenades in his belt, field glasses hanging on his chest, and an unknown pouch under them.

Ed Mauser, who was the oldest living member of Easy Company, the Band of Brothers, died on Friday at the age of 94. Another member of the Greatest Generation was lost.    “Don’t call me a hero,” Mauser told the Lincoln Journal Star in a 2009 interview. “I was just one of the boys. I did what I was told, and let’s leave it at that.”

thirtythree-roundsperminute: “ Ed Mauser, who was the oldest living member of Easy Company, the Band of Brothers, died on Friday at the age of Another member of the Greatest Generation was lost. “Don’t call me a hero,” Mauser told the Lincoln.

Amerika bomber Me-264

Beautiful Lines — fcba: Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika bomber.

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