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[Pics] The Rise of Eagle, American Great Crusade during WW II
The Rise of Eagle, American Great Crusade during WW II


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General Eisenhower, the Allied Supreme Commander looking away at Channel Strait before the start of D Day


Sesuai judul thread ini didedikasikan untuk US Forces selama Perang Dunia II. US sebelum PD II, memang sebuah negara besar dengan segudang potensi yang terlelap dalam kebijakan isolasi politik Luar negerinya. Para Pasifist di negeri itu memiliki suara yang cukup lantang untuk mempengaruhi kebijakan pemerintah dan suara di Kongres. Akan tetapi segalanya berubah semenjak serangan Jepang atas Pear Harbour, dan otomatis US pun masuk kedalam camp sekutu, dan memulai Crusade mereka menghadapi kekuatan fasis di Eropa, Afrika Utara, Atlantik, Birma, dan hingga ke kepulauan Pasifik.

Timelinenya dimulai dari semenjak insiden Pearl Harbour hingga Tokyo Armistice dan semua yang memuat perjuangan US soldiers hingga homefront mereka untuk memenangkan PD II dapat dimasukan dalam thread ini.


Mohon untuk tidak SARA dan membawa debat politik dalam thread Pics ini. Bagi yang punya foto foto, harap mencantumkan keterangan yang ada dalam setiap postingnya.

Spoiler? Nah. Tidak perlu karena memang ini thread pics. Dari awal setiap orang yang masuk ke thread ini seharusnya sadar akan konsekuensinya.

Seharusnya thread ini kaya akan gambar, karena memang US selalu mendokumentasikan setiap pertempuran besar mereka diseluruh dunia dari zaman Barbary Coast war hingga perang Dunia pertama.

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Eisenhower Letter to all of Allied Soldiers before D Day

US Army Air Force Command

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View above of the B-26G Marauder s/n 44-60136 of the 320th Bombardment Group’s 442nd Bomb Squadron, USAAF. The type of camouflage reveal a photo taken after late 1944 when the 320th moved to Dijon, France. According the 320th BG’s history, ETO brass ordered that all tactical aircraft at bases in France be given a top coat of green paint to conceal them from the air as they sat on their hard-stands. This at first was done in the field. Medium green 42, or the RAF equivalent, was sprayed, or in some cases crudely brushed, on the upper surfaces only. Victor Sierra


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Martin B-26 Marauder of the 12th Air Force’s 320th Bomb Group, based at Decimomannu, Sardinia, 1944, heading toward the target. Victor Sierra


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A photograph was taken of this aircraft, a B-26 Marauder,
as it was about to crash.


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Italy, Pisa airport, early 1945: an US Army Air Force Stinson L-5 Sentinel, liaison and artillery observation aircraft, in front to the wreck of a large hangar. In front the aircraft two pilots of the USAAF’s 57th Fighter Group, Lt James C. "Wabbit" Hare and Edward J. Silks both of 57th’s 65th Fighter Squadron (photo from the Lt. Hare’s collection). Victor Sierra


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65th FS flightline, Grosseto airfield, Tuscany, Italy: the 57th Fighter Group’s 65th Fighter Squadron line vie by above, likely from a Stinson L-5 observation airplane. According the photo caption (from the Lt. James C. "Wabbit" Hare’s collection), «the 65th FS Armament house to right of flightline, half hidden behind wing strut of camera plane. 65th FS Operations house at bottom. Both houses still there, area now is public entrance to Grosseto Aeroporto. The Op's house is the "Podere Sant'Antonio"». The 57th Fighter Group, equipped with P-47D Thunderbolt, was based at Grosseto from 25 September 1944 until 28 April 1945. Today Grosseto Airport is an Italian Air Force’s MOB (Main Operating Base), placed in the NATO’s airbases network, location of the 4th Stormo “Amedeo Duca d’Aosta” with 9th Gruppo Volo (Flight Group), equipped with Eurofighter Typhoon, and 20th Gruppo, Eurofighter Typhoon’s OCU-Operational Conversion Unit with Eurofighter Typhoon two-seat. Victor Sierra
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8 July 1944: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress of the 15th Air Force’s 5th Bomb Wing, at this time headquartered at Foggia, Southern Italy, flies with No. 4 engine feathered and right wing smoking likely battle damages on a mission to Zwölfaxing, Austria. Victor Sierra


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Toulon, 6 August 1944: the end of a B-24 “Liberator” of the 376th Bomb Group’s 513th Bomb Squadron, 47th Bomb Wing, 15th Air Force, based at Manduria, Apulia, Southern Italy, hit by a 88mm shell on the right wing. Few second after this photo the plane was hit a second 88mm shell near the bomb bay killing five crewmen. The four survivors bailed out: three POW, another escaped the capture and was concealed until the liberation of the Southern France. Victor Sierra


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Despite engine troubles – engine n. 4 stopped and engine n. 1 with smoke trail - “Burma Bound", Consolidated Vultee B-24H-15-DT Liberator s/n 41-28861 of 451st Bomb Group’s 725th Bomb Squadron, 49th Bomb Wing, 15th Air Force, will return to his base, Castelluccio, Apulia, Southern Italy, after a mission in the Munich area, December 1944. Victor Sierra


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Pilot of 77 Squadron, 20th Fighter Group, Major Merle J. Gilbertson looks through a hole in the canopy of his P-51 "Mustang" obtained during a raid on a German airfield Espershtedt in the German town of Gotha. After a dogfight,not far from his aircraft his opponent,a German Fw 190 exploded, debris damaging his canopy.His eyes reflect the fatigue and stress of combat.He knows he's lucky to have escaped with his head still in one piece.
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An emergency landing on an Italian airfield :Consolidated B-24 Liberator.
21/04/1944


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View by another airplane of the same type, the B-24H-15-CF Liberator, s/n 41-29580, "Screamin' Meemie II", an aircraft of the 451st Bombardment Group (H)’s 726th Bomb Squadron, 49th Bombardment Wing, USAAF’s, based at Castelluccio, Apulia, Southern Italy, from 6 April 1944 to June 1945. "Screamin' Meemie II" was written off due to battle damage on 22 August 1944 during a mission over Vienna. Victor Sierra


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Manduria airfield, Apulia Southern Italy, 13 March 1944: left landing gear failure and subsequently crash land of “Miss Fury”, B-24H-5-CF Liberator s/n 41-29212 of 450th Bomb Group’s 721st Bomb Squadron, 47th Bomb Wing, USAAF’s 15th Air Force. Victor Sierra


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American bomber in mission over the Charente, SW France, 12 August 1944. The aircraft is the Consolidated Vultee B-24J-200-CO Liberator s/n 44-41159, "159-P" of the 465th Bombardment (H) Group’s 782nd Bomb Squadron, based at Pantanella, Foggia Airfield Complex, Southern Italy, as part of 15th Air Force’s 55th Bomb Wing headquartered at Spinazzola, commander Brig. Gen. George R. Acheson. This aircraft was lost on the January 31,1945 during a bomb mission against the oil refineries at Moosbierbaum, Austria, and crashed near Budapest. The all bailed out safely and were taken POW. Victor Sierra
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B 24 Liberator In Action on PLOESTI



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Formation of B-24 Liberators of the Fifteenth Air Force flying over the Alps on their way to attack Wiener Neustadt, south of Vienna, on 12 April 1944

US Army

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Fort Sill, Oklahoma 167th Infantry Regiment, 31st Infantry Division,3rd. Battalion 1942.They were also called the "double ought" boys. They were later deployed to the Pacific.Campaigns: New Guinea, Southern Philippines


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Major General Keyes (left) with Lieutenant General Clark and Brigadier General Robert T. Frederick (right), commander of the 1st Special Service Force, outside Rome in early June 1944.


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U.S. Army military policemen toasting bread over molten lava from Vesuvius in Italy (what an Idiot) emoticon-Hammer. The volcano’s spectacular eruption, which began on March 18, 1944, would be the last of the twentieth century.


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Major General Lucian K. Truscott, Jr., (left) commander of the U.S. VI Corps, and Lieutenant General Ira Eaker, the senior U.S. air commander in the Mediterranean, inspect sandbag-and-wine barrel fortifications around the Anzio airfield on April 6, 1944.
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Right: Captain Dick Winters standing before the HQ of Col.Strayers in the Netherlands.He was there preparing for a daring rescuemission of British Para's stuck on the Rhinebank near Arnhem.The mission was succesfully executed on the night of 23/24 october 1944.
Left: Actor Damian Lewis,playing Dick Winters in Band of Brothers ,standing on the same spot 64 years later.


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GI doing some serious souvenir hunting,asking himself how to get it back home...


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Scene on Omaha Beach, soon after the landings there; June 1944.
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Mortar crewmen drop another round down the tube near the Rapido River on January 24, 1944.


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From a window sill above a Roman street, Mark Clark watches his troops sweep across the capital in early June. “You ask the question, ‘What after Italy?’” he wrote his wife. “Perhaps you can tell me.”


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Jubiliant Romans throng the streets to greet Mark W. Clark, the conquering general, on June 5, 1944, as his driver wanders through the city in search of the Capitoline. In the rear seat behind Clark are the Fifth Army chief of staff, Major General Alfred M. Gruenther (left), and Keyes, the II Corps commander.


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American infantrymen shelter behind the turret of a Sherman tank on June 5, 1944, as they enter Rome proper. Note the sniper’s bullet hole beneath the “o” on the sign. Rome was declared "open city", but the Germans left some snipers behind...
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U.S. troops from the 504th Airborne Infantry Regiment and 143rd Infantry climb through the rubble of San Pietro on December 17, 1943. A gunner described the Italian village as “one large mound of desolation.”


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A wounded German prisoner of war awaits medical treatment along the bank of the Volturno river in the Italian front, on October 17, 1943.


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Christmas dinner 1943, in Italy, on the hood of a jeep. The striped unit patch on the sleeve and helmet of the soldier on the right shows that he belongs to the 3rd Infantry Division; the other two men served in the 163rd Signal Company.


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Bundled-up G.I. with a water-cooled machine gun somewhere in the Ardennes forest during the Battle of the Bulge.
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The Clark’s personal pilot during the Italian Campaign, Major, later Lieutenant Colonel John Thornton Walker seated on the left struts of the “Rome Express”, the L-5 used by the same Clark as personal liaison and observation aircraft. Under the windscreen the Walker’s name and rank. Born on 24 August, 1912 near Rochester , Illinois, and afterward moved with his family to Springfield, Walker, at beginning a reporter of Illinois State Journal at Springfield, in the early 1930's took flight lessons and eventually owned a light plane.

His wife Geraldine was also a pilot and flew locally with John in the Springfield area. Walker joined the Illinois Army National Guard (Mechanized Cavalry Squadron) and went through all of the Enlisted Ranks (E-1 thru E-7) before he became a 2nd Lt. His unit was called to active duty in 1940 and they served at Camp Livingston , La. through 1940 and 1941 when Walker was transferred to the Air Corps and trained at Fort Sill, Ok. for 8 weeks and then after a short tour at Alexandria AB, La, was shipped to England and then to North Africa. There, in late 1942, he became General Mark Clark's personal pilot. He flew combat operations with General Clark in North Africa, Sicily and Italy flying mostly L-4 and L-5 aircraft. Besides General Clark, Col. Walker flew many dignitaries over the Anzio, Salerno, Monte Cassino, Rome and other battle fronts including the US Secretary of War Stimson, General George C. Marshall, General Hap Arnold, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Secretary of Navy Forrestal and General Jacob Devers. He was awarded of many decorations including the Silver Star, Legion of Merit and Air Medal's.

The career and the life of J.T. Walker was tragically ended on 19 February 1945 when the British transport plane in which he was a passenger for a short leave to fly home to visit his wife and daughter crashed on takeoff from a Rome airfield. There were no survivors. Lt. Col. Walker was buried in Italy in a ceremony presided over by General Clark and later his remains were brought home and are buried in Geraldine's hometown of Washington, Indiana . On 29 May, 1951 in a ceremony presided over by General Mark Clark, “Walker Air Strip” at Fort Monroe, Virginia was dedicated to the memory of Lt. Col. John Thornton Walker. Victor Sierra


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Fifth Army engineers finish a bridge across a streambed in central Italy to replace the span destroyed by German demolitionists. In twenty months of fighting in Italy, the Allies would erect three thousand spans, with a combined length of fifty-five miles. This one took ten hours to build.


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The first wave of Marines at Saipan, on the Marianas - summer of 1944.
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Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower (left) meets on July 5th 1944 in Normandy with the men who planned and executed the Allied breakout: Lieut. General Omar N. Bradley (center), the commander of the American ground forces, and Major General J. Lawton Collins, the commander of the VII. Corps.


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Third Army troops move into Angers, France on the 10th of August, 1944 after a successful attack that netted 2,000 prisoners.


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One of many Life’s photos of the Italian Campaign: American soldiers on a completely destroyed Apennines little Italian town flooded by mud after a storm. Victor Sierra


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Standing proudly in his jeep, General Patton, commander of the U.S. Third Army, triumphantly crosses a pontoon bridge over the Seine river on August 26, 1944. Later that day, Patton sent a wry message to General Eisenhower to mark the occasion: "Dear Ike: Today I spat in the Seine."
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American soldiers landing at Utah Beach - Normandy, France June 6, 1944


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An anonymous Sargent of the 82nd Airborne eating somewhere in Sicily


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At the edge of the beach of Utah Beach, these American soldiers try to help a wounded comrade - June 6, 1944.


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As everyone pitches in to help out, cans of gasoline bound for Patton's gas-hungry Third Army are unloaded from a C-47 by Air Evacuation Nurse Irene Steffens. Airlifts brought in up to 12,000 gallons a day, a mere trickle in comparison to the 450,000 gallons that Patton required.
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Under heavy enemy fire in Nuernberg, 3rd Infantry Division soldiers cautiously advancing behind a tank on April 19, 1945.


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A U.S. soldier north of the Volturno river disables a mine, which has been discovered by the engineer holding his metal detector. “All roads lead to Rome,” quipped General Harold Alexander, the commander-in-chief of Allied forces in Italy, “but all the roads are mined.”


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American infantrymen in an assault boat haul themselves across the Volturno River (Italy) in mid-October 1943 during the first major river crossing in Europe by Allied troops. By moving quickly on a broad front, and by leaving the main roads to infiltrate around enemy strongpoints, Allied forces advanced thirty-five miles past Naples before rain and stiffening German resistance slowed the pace.


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A U.S. infantryman takes aim at a sniper during street fighting in Saint-Malo, France on August 8, 1944.
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A graveyard of Panzer IV's ,Panthers and Armored Vehicles collected by the us army


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A pair of medics drive through a devastated town after engineers cleared the road from the rubble, in northwestern France, summer 1944.


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While his playmates giggle at his discomfort, an Italian street urchin named Charleto stands amid artillery ammunition in Anzio, Italy and stoically allowes an American soldier to bandage his cut finger.


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A homeless orphan until "adopted" by the GIs, this Italian youngster proudly wears his new outfit of modified Army issue as he directs traffic through the town of San Vittore, Italy (Anzio front) in his new job - honorary MP.
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Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr. (right), commander of the U.S. Seventh Army, at the Royal Palace in Palermo with his rival, General Bernard L. Montgomery (center), commander of the British Eighth Army, and Major General Geoffrey Keyes, Patton’s deputy.


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U.S. infantrymen push past the Temple of Neptune at Paestum, center of the American sector during the landings around Salerno Bay, Italy. Still the grandest complex of Doric temples outside Athens, Paestum had been a 6th century B.C. Greek colony, famed in antiquity for roses and violets.


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American troops, somewhere among the ruins in northwestern France, summer 1944.


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Major General Terry de la Mesa Allen (left) commander of the 1st Infantry Division, studies a map with Lieutenant General Omar N. Bradley, commander of the U.S. II Corps. Censors have inked out a landmark between the two to avoid pinpointing their location in Sicily.


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Dead and dying Italian soldiers lie in a road near Palermo in July 1943, after their truck inadvertently hit an Italian mine while being pursued by U.S. troops. Near a jeep in the background, medics dress the wounds of an American lieutenant.