♫ August 3, 2012 ♫
itsjohnsen:

German soldiers and their dogs, World War I. Unattributed

itsjohnsen:

German soldiers and their dogs, World War I.
Unattributed

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sandmarg:

Chart of German and British Airplanes 1915

sandmarg:

Chart of German and British Airplanes 1915


Manufacturing airplanes for the government by Dayton-Wright Airplane Company. Completed plane on exhibition. Plant-1. Operation Number 4. Dayton Wright Airplane Company., 07/25/1918 

Manufacturing airplanes for the government by Dayton-Wright Airplane Company. Completed plane on exhibition. Plant-1. Operation Number 4. Dayton Wright Airplane Company., 07/25/1918 

the-seed-of-europe:

Hans-Joachim Marseille (13 December 1919 – 30 September 1942) - Luftwaffe fighter pilot and flying ace during World War II. He was nicknamed the “Star of Africa” for his exceptional service in the North African Campaign as well as his striking good looks and a penchant for decadent living. Marseille claimed all but seven of his official 158 victories against the British Commonwealth’s Desert Air Force over North Africa, flying the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter for his entire combat career. No other pilot claimed as many Western Allied aircraft as Marseille.

the-seed-of-europe:

Hans-Joachim Marseille (13 December 1919 – 30 September 1942) - Luftwaffe fighter pilot and flying ace during World War II. He was nicknamed the “Star of Africa” for his exceptional service in the North African Campaign as well as his striking good looks and a penchant for decadent living. Marseille claimed all but seven of his official 158 victories against the British Commonwealth’s Desert Air Force over North Africa, flying the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter for his entire combat career. No other pilot claimed as many Western Allied aircraft as Marseille.

the-seed-of-europe:

the-seed-of-europe:

Alexander Alexandrovich Kazakov (1889-1919) - Russia’s premier flying ace credited with 17 personal air victories and 15 group ones. Kazakov flew in WWI and was elevated to the title of lieutenant colonel. He was the second pilot to successfully attempt a ramming maneuver in battle and the first to survive it. (Legit BAMF.)

When the Revolution came remained loyal to his military oath and the tzar and was stripped of command. Nevertheless the provisional government counted him as a military adviser and threatened to recruit him into the Red Army. Kazakov escaped to Murmansk, and in Archangelskoye he joined the Slavo-British Allied Legion and fough in the Russian Civil War against the Red Army. In 1918 he was given the title of major in the Royal Air Force, but in 1919, when the British began to withdraw from Russia, abandoning the White Army and its cause, Kazakov died in a crash during an air show. The majority if witnesses agree that Kazakov committed suicide.

More info (in Russian).

One of my favorite pilots (the mustache alone!), so I’m bringing this entry back.

ancientfaces:

Snow White B-24 bomber
Taken in 1943, the Snow White, a B-24 bomber of the U.S. Army 9th Air Force, flew across the Atlantic and through thirty-six missions compiling 300 combat hours in the Middle East. [ Source Snow White B-24 Bomber ]

ancientfaces:

Snow White B-24 bomber

Taken in 1943, the Snow White, a B-24 bomber of the U.S. Army 9th Air Force, flew across the Atlantic and through thirty-six missions compiling 300 combat hours in the Middle East. [ Source Snow White B-24 Bomber ]

picturesofwar:

Normandy overhead view of the Normandy coastline during the invasion on June 6, 1944.

picturesofwar:

Normandy overhead view of the Normandy coastline during the invasion on June 6, 1944.

thedailyfeed:

This Memorial Day, we took a look back at how the U.S. soldier has evolved over the years. Did you know camouflage wasn’t introduced until the end of World War II? 

picturesofwar:

General Dwight D. Eisenhower at Omaha Beach, seven years (almost to the day) after the Normandy Landings.
Normandy, France - June 9, 1951

picturesofwar:

General Dwight D. Eisenhower at Omaha Beach, seven years (almost to the day) after the Normandy Landings.

Normandy, France - June 9, 1951

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Trooper of 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, 6th British Airborne Division.
I love the look on his face. So serene and wistful even in the midst of the chaos. 

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Trooper of 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, 6th British Airborne Division.

I love the look on his face. So serene and wistful even in the midst of the chaos. 

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