Post your WW2 Pacific & Asian War photos

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Post your WW2 Pacific & Asian War photos

Postby Peter H » 29 Apr 2009 09:14

A lot of dramatic photos out there of interest.Please post any(with source) that you consider of value.

Here's one that was posted on the gunboards forum.Said to be Iwo Jima but look like Army mopping up there,or in training mode.Said not to be photoshopped but might be.
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Re: Post your WW2 Pacific & Asian War photos

Postby Peter H » 29 Apr 2009 09:17

From gunboards forum.

MG in Burma.Note insect nets.
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Re: Post your WW2 Pacific & Asian War photos

Postby Peter H » 29 Apr 2009 09:22

From Time-Life

Japanese prisoner picked up by battleship...cleaning himself up.
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Postby Peter H » 29 Apr 2009 09:25

From ebay,seller unknown.

Grisly souvenir
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Re: Post your WW2 Pacific & Asian War photos

Postby Peter H » 29 Apr 2009 09:53

Australian War Memorial O14037.

Vickers MG at Buna.

The dead Australian on the left is Corporal Charles Knight,one of the operators.
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Postby Peter H » 29 Apr 2009 09:59

From WW2 in the Pacific Bison Books 1990.

Marines with shot down Japanese sniper
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Postby Peter H » 29 Apr 2009 10:05

Same source.

Saipan--knocked out Sherman with those that did it lying slain nearby
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Re: Post your WW2 Pacific & Asian War photos

Postby Peter H » 29 Apr 2009 10:07

Okinawa looking like Flanders 1917
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Postby Peter H » 29 Apr 2009 10:12

From Eddy Bauer's World War 2,1972.

Hellcat roars off USS Lexington
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Re: Post your WW2 Pacific & Asian War photos

Postby Graeme Sydney » 30 Apr 2009 03:19

Peter H wrote:Australian War Memorial O14037.

Vickers MG at Buna.

The dead Australian on the left is Corporal Charles Knight,one of the operators.


Interestingly here's the same pixie in a '43 magazine. Although cpl Knight's hand can be seen the body has been cropped out. The caption makes reference to "They just got my cobber".

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Re: Post your WW2 Pacific & Asian War photos

Postby Peter H » 30 Apr 2009 07:08

Thanks Graeme.

From the Australian Roll of Honour.

Charles Nathaniel Knight
Service number: TX1749

Rank: Private [Pte]

Unit: 2/12 INF BN

Service: Army

Conflict: 1939-1945

Date of death: 1 January 1943

Place of death: Papua

Cause of death: Killed in action



Described as a Corporal on the photo but the date(1st January 1943) and unit(2/12th Battalion) match.

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Re: Post your WW2 Pacific & Asian War photos

Postby Peter H » 30 Apr 2009 12:50

From Time-Life.

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Re: Post your WW2 Pacific & Asian War photos

Postby Peter H » 30 Apr 2009 12:58

From Time-Life,Burma.

Identified elsewhere as Brigadier Cottrell-Hill,71st Indian Brigade,coming ashore at Ramree.

Robert Cottrell-Hill
http://www.generals.dk/general/Cottrell ... itain.html
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Re: Post your WW2 Pacific & Asian War photos

Postby Peter H » 30 Apr 2009 13:01

From wikipedia.

West Africans of 81st Division mingle with Indian troops.
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Re: Post your WW2 Pacific & Asian War photos

Postby Peter H » 30 Apr 2009 13:07

From Eddie Bauer's World War 2.

Stockwell,commanding the 82nd West African Division,gets a helping hand in river crossing.

General Sir Charles Stockwell:
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1942 - 1943Commanding Officer 30th East African Brigade, East Africa
1943 - 1944Commanding Officer 29th Independent Brigade Group, India - Burma
1944 - 1945Commanding Officer 29th Brigade, India - Burma
1945 General Officer Commanding 82nd West African Division, Burma
1945 - 1946General Officer Commanding 82nd West African Division, Burma
1946 - 1947District Officer Commanding Home Counties District
1947 - 1948General Officer Commanding 6th Airborne Division, Palestine
1948 - 1950Commandant of Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
1951 - 1952General Officer Commanding 3rd Division
1951 - 1952District Officer Commanding East Anglia District
1952 - 1954General Officer Commanding Malaya
1954 - 1956General Officer Commanding I Corps, Germany
1956 General Officer Commanding Ground Forces, Suez
1957 - 1959Military Secretary to the Secretary of State of War
1959 - 1960Adjutant-General to the Forces, War Office
1959 - 1962Aide-de-Camp to the Queen
1960 - 1964Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe
1964 Retired
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