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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 604flyer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2022 at 10:34pm
Cool photo! The trooper is carrying my favorite collectible in front of the helicopter that I started my aviation career in 43 years ago. Thanks for posting.
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Four of my father’s older brothers served in WWII; here is Cpl Frank Rau, 9th Air Force
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Looks like some code talkers to me.
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I just picked up a grouping of wartime pictures from a Seabee vet. The seller said she was the vet’s daughter and that he served in the 128th and 146th Battalions. Both were active on Okinawa. The two pictures below are supposed to have been taken there and do look just like other photos I’ve seen that were definitely taken on Okinawa. No dates on the back, but I’d say these are definitely after the island was secured. The daughter said they were definitely taken in 1945 based on her Father’s service dates.

While these don’t show type 3 barrel band equipped carbines in the thick of combat, it does show them in theater during wartime.



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CarbineKid, we are on the same facebook group. I took a screen shot of that picture, and was going to post it today as the photo of the day but you beat me to it! Very cool. I have a picture of my grandfather on land on Okinawa, but he was a gunners assistant (or something like that) on a PT boat, but I have no idea why he was on land. His photo, isnt carrying a rifle, but posing in front of a large rock formation, with a cave entrance right next to him. That is about all I know about it, except that it was taken before the end of 45. 
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Recently posted on USMilitaria.
Identified as US Army Special Forces Sgt preparing for jump early 1960s


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I wonder how many stock broke this way?
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An out numbered Garand
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Source? Location? 
Looks like its been cropped.
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here is what I have on it:: December 9, 1944
"These soldiers of the 357. or Regiment, 90. to Infantry Division, were fighting the enemy last night across the Sarre River near Dillingen. "They just received word that they are part of the 64 U.S. soldiers to be granted a thirty-day leave at home plus 2 months of travel time." They have all received the Purple Heart and several other decorations for outstanding acts of courage. L a R , ( sitting ).. Regards to Sgt. Thomas L. Chamberlain, Kansas City, MO; S/Sgt. Merle A. Welfare, Ledyard, Ia.; Sgt. Joseph Dorner, New England, North Dakota; and from left to right (standing)... S/Sgt. Ed Melton, Haskell, Texas; Private James Jirles, Aphens, Tennessee; S/Sgt.. Albert J. Apple, Fondo, Texas; S/Sgt. Victor E. Wold, Friday Harbor, Wn.; and T/Sgt. Albert E. Lambright , Yellow , Texas . ( A ) .
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Posted by a member of my family, this is my great Uncle John Byrd Foster. I have reached out to her and asked for details on the picture of her Dad, but haven’t heard back. I just saw it and asked her last night. She Lives in Virginia now so I never see or talk with her, but I will update when I find out more, but based on features of the carbine I would say it’s taken in WW2
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Originally posted by New2brass New2brass wrote:

A muzzle cover in action

Another. 

"The 10th Mountain Division advancing in Italy in April 1945"
 Original photographer and source not given.
Posted here https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2016/06/01/us-army-in-italy-1944-45-ii/
as much larger jpg

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Man’s best friends: “Kip” and his U.S. Marine handler on Iwo Jima in March, 1945. The Marine is armed with a M1 Carbine that has been fitted with a M8 grenade launcher. Image: U.S.M.C. History Division
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Looks like Tech Sgt with map case?
On his belt - those look like a pockets on a rifle belt.  Or ?
Twisted wire in foreground.  communication line?  fence?

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"WWII M1 Carbine 10th Mountain Division Sergeant Italy 1944"
Larger scan available there that can be downloaded.

Also posted in 2020 on the following forum page amongst other photos from campaign in the Italian mountains.

Print copies being sold on e-bay.  Same title as Italian website used

WW2 Photo WWII M1 Carbine 10th Mountain Division Sergeant Italy 1944 / 1403


My guess is this was a press photo or US Army photo

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Originally posted by Abel4287 Abel4287 wrote:

<span style="caret-color: rgb34, 34, 34; color: rgb34, 34, 34; font-family: "Gotham SSm A", "Gotham SSm B", sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: center; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba0, 0, 0, 0; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; : rgb239, 239, 239;">Man’s best friends: “Kip” and his U.S. Marine handler on Iwo Jima in March, 1945. The Marine is armed with a M1 Carbine that has been fitted with a M8 grenade launcher. Image: U.S.M.C. History Division4695-432D-8C08-5C855F5729F8.jpeg" height="866" width="768" /></span>


Judging by the color of the Marines M8 launcher on the end, he had plenty of action that's for sure. Scorched from hard use
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