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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.

"A detailed study of the actual effects of Naval and Army Fire and R.A.F. bombing on the beaches in the Assault phase of "Overlord."" / COHQ Special Observer Party

  • CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-103-90-1
  • Item
  • ca. July 1944
  • Part of Shephard Fonds

Report with appendices, based on observations of Normandy beachead defenses concentrating on the British beaches from D-Day +6 to early July 1944. Document subtitles: "COHQ Special Observer Party," "Report on Special Observer Party investigating the effect of fire preparation in operation 'Neptune,'" "Appendix I Description of assault beaches and immediate hinterland and general notes on the effect of fire preparation," "Appendix No. 2 Details of Strong Points and Damage," "Appendix III Notes on Pro-Forma," "Appendix 4 Batteries," "Appendix VI [copies of photos] Massive Concrete Positions , Examples of Heavy Concrete Beach Defenses , Examples of 5cm A.T.K. Positions , Open Gun Pits , "Tobruk" Type Emplacements , Concrete Positions Under Construction , Examples of Camouflaged Strong Points , Examples of Houses Damaged by Gun Fire , Beach Obstacles , Miscellaneous"

"Air 23 / Class List"

  • CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-123-307-5
  • Item
  • ca. 1939-1995
  • Part of Shephard Fonds

A list of sources used for another project - single sheet of paper which is a part of a larger document.

"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. Edward Van Arsdale, Pvt. Victor Vallera, Cpl. Moreno Cairo.

"Big Ben" / Ministry of Home Security- Research and Experiments Department

  • CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-118-290-6
  • Item
  • July 19, 1944
  • Part of Shephard Fonds

Study on the codenamed "Big Ben" weapons better known as V2 rockets. Content includes analysis on estimated weight of warheads, estimated radii of damage and the detonation characteristics on the weapons. Also includes the effect of V weapons on subway tubes, sewers, buildings and air raid shelters along with the casualties they inflicted. Includes tables.

"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 Hermann Goering's, now in Russian occupied territory.

"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 communications systems.

"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 been reserved for the Nips.

"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" the Japanese. At left, drinking out of a canteen, is Philippine President Sergio Obmena.

"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.

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