Two F4U Corsairs flying over a group of heavily armed Marines.

A very 'moody' shot of a motor torpedo (PT) boat patrolling off coast of New Guinea in 1943. Santo had a PT Boat base which is the site of the current and future museums. The PT boats were powered by three marine modified Packard V-12 aircraft engines. They carried 11,400 litres of 100 octane aviation fuel, enough for a 12-hour patrol. The boats consumed 760 litres of fuel per hour at a cruising speed of 23 knots, increasing to 1,900 litres per hour at their top speed of up to 50 knots. US Archives photo.
Close-up, in-flight view of a Douglas SBD Dauntless piloted by American Lt. George Glacken (left) with his gunner Leo Boulanger, near New Guinea, early April, 1944.
Original Colour.

USN PT-Boats off of Salerno Italy during Operation Avalanche - September 1943
USS Ancon AGC-4 is in the background, the dazzle camouflaged PT-Boat is possibly PT-208
LIFE Magazine Archives - George Rodger Photographer

John Robinson Robbins (left) from Harrison, Maine. Douglas Dauntless Tailgunner/radioman USMC enlisted 1943 "for the duration of the national emergency"

US Navy flight attendants attached to the new US Navy air evacuation squadrons near an R5D aircraft in the Mariana Islands. From left to right: Lieutenant Lydia Masserine; Lieutenant Stella Maker, Lieutenant Dorothy Waud; Lieutenant Hope Toone; Lieutenant Wimmifrea Jennings and Lieutenant Mae Hancock, April 1945. Photo: US Navy National Museum.

The real "Band of Brothers" of Easy Company, 506th PIR, in Eindhoven, September 1944. Gordon Carson and Frank Perconte with Dutch souvenirs, "klompen" (clogs).
VERY COOL......More great pics of the Salerno invasion and again another first I've never seen.....USN PT boats running the coastline during the invasion!! THANKS for posting all those--Great stuff!!
AWESOME photos of the USS WISCONSIN battleship and the big guns firing........GREAT STUFF!! Thanks for posting those to. (Y) notworthy;
USAAF Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighters photographed during the Aleutian Islands Campaign - 1943
Planes Identified by José-Daniel Cabanilles;
“74" Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning
“80" named "Itsy Bitsy"
Original Color & BW Pictures
LIFE Magazine Archives - Dmitri Kessel Photographer


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