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German Sniper in World War II

German Snipers & Sharpshooters in 7 Photographs in WWII

Photographical journey through the German snipers and sharpshooters of World War II. Most German snipers were armed with the Karabiner 98 and later Gewehr 43 rifles, but there were often not enough of these weapons available, and as such some were armed with captured scoped Mosin–Nagant 1891/30, SVT or Czech Mauser rifles. According to various sources the German …

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Allied POW Camp for female German Prisoners of War in Vilvoorde

Shown are a selection of photographs that depict female German prisoners of war outside their tented accommodation in a camp for SS, Luftwaffe and civilian women prisoners. The Prisoner-of-War camp is presumably POW Camp 2218 and was managed by British forces of the 21st Army Group and housed over 12,000 Axis POWs, both men and …

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Messerschmitt Me 262

Messerschmitt Me 262 Hit & Shot Down by U.S. Fighter

Seldom color footage from near the end (most likely April 1945) of World War 2, in Europe. U.S. gun camera footage of an American fighter (most likely a P-51 Mustang) firing at a German Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. Several hits are seen on the wings and then on the tail of the Me 262, which appears …

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Corporal Gordon Bartlett fell on 16th June 1915 in Bellewaarde

Born Arthur Gordon Bartlett, 13th April 1894, Montreal, Canada. Lived most of his life in Liverpool when the family decided to return to England. Educated at Bedford College before becoming a Clerk in a Liverpool office. Gordon Volunteered for the Army in August 1914 at the outbreak of war and joined the 1/10th Battalion, The …

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Fate of World War 2 B-17 Crew Discovered in by Uwe Benkel

On February 9, 1945, George Emerson was in the tail position (tail gunner) as his B-17 bomber flew toward their target for the day, an oil refinery in Lutzkendorf, Germany. The B-17 soon came under attack from anti-aircraft fire, and another B-17 flying near Emerson’s bomber was hit, causing it to lose control and collide …

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First American Aerial Victory in WWI – Stephen Thompson

Stephen W. Thompson was born March 20, 1894 in West Plains, Missouri. Went to the University of Missouri as Senior Electrical Engineering, before their appeal for seniors to join the military in 1917 as the U.S. entered World War I. He enlisted in the Army and received his basic training at Fort Riley than Fort Monroe …

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