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Liberation Of Rome, Allied soldiers in front of Monumento Vittorio Emanuele II. 5th June 1944. American servicemen labeled it �typewriter�.

The Fall of Rome took place 4th June, two days prior to the D-Day landings in Normandy, France. Italy.

Photograph by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images.

1943, USS Wasp (CV 18) is photographed, ready for launching, at the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard, Quincy, Mass.

Wasp earned eight battle stars for her World War II service and was decommissioned in 1972.
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The Liberation of Belgium and the Netherlands :

British Sherman tank of the Royal Scots Grays (4th Armories Brigade) - equipped with a 'Culin Hedgerow Device' because of the fighting in the bocage in Normandy - is disabled at a cornfield in or near Nederweert, 1944.

Note an entry wound on the front left 1/4 of the hull
Not to mention the round through the barrel :oops:
HMS Howe passing through the Suez Canal on its way to the Pacific in July 1944.


Image: © IWM TR 2619
A US Army Signal Corps soldier shears a cable in outskirts of Metz France . Near him a Caliber .30, M1 carbine. November 1944.

© LIFE Magazine Archives - Ralph Morse Photographer
'Flying Fortress' 1942
December 1942, a year after Pearl Harbor. "Production. B-17 heavy bomber. A nearly complete B-17F 'Flying Fortress' at Boeing's Seattle, Washington plant."
Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information.


3,405 were built: 2,300 by Boeing, 605 by Douglas, and 500 by Lockheed (Vega). These included the famous Memphis Belle. 19 were transferred to the RAF, where they served with RAF Coastal Command as the Fortress II. Three examples of the B-17F remain in existence in the 21st century, including the under-restoration Memphis Belle.
(Perfectly colourised by Tom Thounaojam from our

Pilot of the 368th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group, US Air Force Lieutenant William B. Foster Jr at his P51D-5-NT Mustang fighter (serial number 44-11222) with his own name "Jolie Hélène" at East Wretham Air Force Base. 03/17/1945.

US President Roosevelt in Jeep in Sicily. President Roosevelt seated in jeep during his December visit in Sicily, with Lieut. Gen. Mark W.
Clark (right) and other officers and soldiers standing beside the jeep.

Next to General Clark is Col. R. H. Tucker of Connecticut, who received D.S.C. from the President during his visit. F.D.R. Reviews American Troops in Sicily.

Flanked by newly-decorated officers wearing the Distinguished Service Cross, President Roosevelt is shown here as he reviewed American troops in Sicily, veterans of the Sicilian campaign.




The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt is a World War II-era fighter aircraft produced by the American aerospace company Republic Aviation from 1941 through 1945.
Its primary armament was eight .50-caliber machine guns, and in the fighter-bomber ground-attack role it could carry five-inch rockets or a bomb load of 2,500 lb (1,100 kg).

When fully loaded, the P-47 weighed up to eight tons, making it one of the heaviest fighters of the war.
December 21 1944
Private Charles Preston, of Nicholasville, Kentucky, brushes snow from a 30-caliber machine gun mounted on his jeep.

His unit is moving against the German counterattack in the Ardennes during the 'Battle of the Bulge' which is barely a week old.
(Image and description courtesy of the Truman Presidential Museum and Library)
(Colourised by RJM)
A U.S. Army soldier tries to absorb some warmth from the pale sunlight in freezing temperatures during the Siege of Bastogne. South of the city of Bastogne, Province of Luxembourg, Wallonia, Belgium. 23 December 1944.


The siege lasted from 20 December 1944 to 27 December 1944, after which the besieged American forces were relieved by elements of the U.S. Third Army, resulting in an Allied victory.
Colourised PIECE of JAKE
Photo by Robert Capa

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