Knocked out Japanese tanks

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Knocked out Japanese tanks

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Postby Peter H » 23 Apr 2008 13:33

Saipan.

From the 2nd Marine Division history Follow Me!,1948.

..tank attack was launched against CT6 lines just before dawn of D plus 2.Marines repelled it and destroyed between 24 and 32 tanks.Five can be seen burning in this photograph.
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Postby Peter H » 23 Apr 2008 13:36

Saipan again

Three Marines stand in front of a wrecked Jap[sic] tank...
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Re: Knocked out Japanese tanks

Postby Peter H » 23 Apr 2008 13:42

Same source-Guadalcanal.

Like a wrecked ship,this Japanese tank sinks slowly into the sandy beach..
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Re: Knocked out Japanese tanks

Postby Peter H » 23 Apr 2008 13:47

Tarawa

..Japanese command post..a disabled tank is in the foreground
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Re: Knocked out Japanese tanks

Postby Akira Takizawa » 23 Apr 2008 14:07



They are Japanese tanks taken over by the Soviets in Manchuria at the end of WWII.

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Re: Knocked out Japanese tanks

Postby Peter H » 23 Apr 2008 14:13

Thanks Taki,I thought the abundance of SMGs was around then.

From the 1st Marine Division The Old Breed,1949.

Tanks knocked out at Peleliu airfield
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Re: Knocked out Japanese tanks

Postby Peter H » 23 Apr 2008 14:30

Bakri,Malaya

From Soldiering On,1946

...Battle pictures of Jap[sic] tanks,halted by fallen trees and smashed by AIF anti-tank guns..
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Re: Knocked-out Japanese tanks

Postby Sewer King » 24 Apr 2008 04:53

A Type 95 light tank on board the wreck of San Francisco Maru. The latter was sunk 250ft down off Dublon island at Chuuk (Truk) during the American attempt to destroy the Combined Fleet there in Operation HAILSTONE, 17 February 1944.

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This was a photo feature (and magazine cover) for Sylvia A. Earle's article "Life Springs from Death in Truk Lagoon," National Geographic May 1976, pages 578-613. All photos by Al Giddings.
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I hope Truk has not since been vandalized, a concern raised in the article even back then.

In February 1944 where was this tank being shipped to? presumably with others of its unit? Elements of 52nd Infantry Division were also en route to Truk around this time, when three of the freighters carrying them were sunk by US submarines and aircraft.

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Re: Knocked-out Japanese tanks

Postby Akira Takizawa » 24 Apr 2008 09:45

Sewer King wrote:In February 1944 where was this tank being shipped to? presumably with others of its unit? Elements of 52nd Infantry Division were also en route to Truk around this time, when three of the freighters carrying them were sunk by US submarines and aircraft.


I don't know its destination, but San Francisco Maru was employed by the IJN. So, its cargo was also for the IJN unit.

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Re: Knocked out Japanese tanks

Postby Peter H » 24 Apr 2008 10:07

Luzon,1945

From Purnell's History of the Second World War
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Re: Knocked out Japanese tanks

Postby Peter H » 24 Apr 2008 10:20

Milne Bay again.

The two SNLF tanks that got bogged near the airfield

From A Pictorial History of Australians at War
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Re: Knocked out Japanese tanks

Postby Peter H » 24 Apr 2008 10:27

From the AWM.

Type 94 captured Balikpapan 1945.
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