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"A Ship That Can't be Licked"

  • CA ON00411 MG-0020-8-12-2-68
  • File
  • 8/18/1945
  • Part of Schafer Fonds

Twisted and charred steel litter the decks of the USS Aaron Ward as she lies at anchor soon after engagement with 10 Jap Kamikazes.

"Amputettes" Cut Capers at Convalescent Center

  • CA ON00411 MG-0020-8-13-2-38
  • File
  • 2/27/1945
  • Part of Schafer Fonds

All battle casualties, these American soldiers shake a shapely artificial limb as they cut capers at the Walter Reed Hospital, convalescent center, in Washington, D.C. Left to Right: Pvt. Earl Thomas, Pvt. Victor Thomas, Pvt. Edward Bertash, Pvt. ...

"Bringing Home the Spoils" - Hunting on Goering's Estate

  • CA ON00411 MG-0020-1-3-1-66
  • File
  • 23/8/1945
  • Part of Schafer Fonds

Brig. Gen. Hines displays the huge buck he bagged, as the animal lies slung across the hood of a Jeep. Left to Right: Gen. Hines, Col. Koncherov, and Torris A. Lyche. Hines and Lyche were invited on a hunting trip to Karin Hall, previously Herma...

"Casuality" on Record Raid over Germany

  • CA ON00411 MG-0020-1-3-1-62
  • File
  • 30/12/1944
  • Part of Schafer Fonds

A sheet of solid flame streams from the wing of a B-17 Flying Fortress of the U.S. Eighth Air Force as it banks our of formation and heads for snow-covered Germany below. Photo taken during the large daylight assault December 24th, on Nazi commun...

"Guest House" for Japanese Diplomats

  • CA ON00411 MG-0020-8-12-2-38
  • File
  • 7/20/1945
  • Part of Schafer Fonds

This is where the 132 Japanese Diplomats, captured when the Allies took Berlin, will be housed for the duration of their enforced stay in the U.S. The large brick building in background is the modern resort hotel at Bedford Springs, PA, which has ...

"I have returned"

  • CA ON00411 MG-0020-6-9-1-36
  • File
  • 10/29/1944
  • Part of Schafer Fonds

Gen. Douglas MacArthur tells the Filipino people in a broadcast made a few hours after he and an American army of 250,000 men returned to the Philippines to avenge Corregidor and Bataan. He called upon the Filipinos to "Rise and Strike"...

"Montgomery Barrage" in Northern Holland

  • CA ON00411 MG-0020-1-2-1-4
  • File
  • 4/20/1945
  • Part of Schafer Fonds

Massed for a "Montgomery barrage", medium artillery of the British forces awaits firing orders to protect crossing of the Rhine in northern Holland.

"Monty" Travels 1000th Bailey Bridge, Germany

  • CA ON00411 MG-0020-1-3-1-75
  • File
  • 4/15/1945
  • Part of Schafer Fonds

British Troops stand on both sides as Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery officially opens 1000th Bailey Bridge constructed on the continent by British Sappers since D-Day.

"Superswine" Herded to Pens

  • CA ON00411 MG-0020-1-2-1-17
  • File
  • 4/4/1945
  • Part of Schafer Fonds

Members of a "Whipped Army," as described by Gen. D. D. Eisenhower, some of the hundreds of thousands of German soldiers captured by Allied Armies in big push toward the heart of Germany, are horded into prison cages.

"Umbrella Man" GI Version

  • CA ON00411 MG-0020-1-3-1-54
  • File
  • 12/11/1944
  • Part of Schafer Fonds

Armed with a carbine to defend himself against Germans and an umbrella to protect him from the never-ending rain, an American infantryman watches for signs of snipers as his buddies mop up in a German village on the 9th Army Front.

15-Inch Howitzer Mounted on Nazi Tank

  • CA ON00411 MG-0020-1-2-1-50
  • File
  • 3/10/1945
  • Part of Schafer Fonds

Mounted on a tiger tank chassis is this formidable 15-inch howitzer. Huge gun-tank combination is the first Allied forces have captured. The tank rests on the side of a war-blasted building somewhere on the German front.

3rd U.S. Army in Bingen, Germany

  • CA ON00411 MG-0020-1-2-1-3
  • File
  • Janurary-March 1945
  • Part of Schafer Fonds

Shells from the 3rd U.S. Army artillery land on German emplacements and snipers in houses on the bank of the Nahe River in the town of Bingen, Germany.

44th Infantry Division Comes Home

  • CA ON00411 MG-0020-8-12-2-36
  • File
  • 7/20/1945
  • Part of Schafer Fonds

Troops of the 44th Infantry Division crowd decks, portholes and the lifeboats as the Queen Elizabeth berths in New York July 20 after carrying 14,567 home from European battlefronts.

7th Division in Okinawa

General Joseph Stillwell and Major General Arch V. Arnold, Commanding General of the 7th Division during Stillwell's visit, June 4th. He braved mud and rain to see the outfit he once commanded when it was stationed at Fort Ord, California.

A "Spot of Tea" Before Battle (Holland)

  • CA ON00411 MG-0020-1-1-1-29
  • File
  • 11/7/1944
  • Part of Schafer Fonds

British Commandos enjoy steaming cups of hot tea to fortify themselves for the job to come, as they prepare to embark at Breskens Harbor for Walcheren Island, to wipe out Nazi resistance, and clear the Allied supply route to liberated Antwerp.

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