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The Royal Oak - WW2 Ship

The Royal Oak - WW2 Ship

Red Ball convoy lineup-After the invasion of Normandy, it was of paramount importance to move supplies north.   An American infantry division required 150 tons of gasoline per day, and an armored division 350 tons per day.      Some of the supply lines were thousands of miles long, and the amount of provisions and munitions numbered thousands of tons.  This was almost ten times that of World War I.

Red Ball Express trucks carrying ammunition, line up for the run.

“US Navy pilots on leave dancing with their dates at the Chris Holmes Rest Home in Hawaii”

"Navy pilots on leave dancing with their dates", Charles Fenno Jacobs, March 1944

2 world war, memorial, soldiers setting the US flag, history, never forget.

The war industry would eventually put an end to the WPA. With the creation of thousands of new jobs in munitions work, ship and aircraft repair along with millions of men enlisting in the armed forces, the WPA was rendered obsolete and shut down June

USS Lexington (CV 16) is photographed from the back seat of SBD dive bomber which has just taken off during TF-58 strikes in the Mariana Islands, 13 June 1944.  On 11 June, TF 58 aircraft damaged auxiliary submarine chaser No.8 Shonan Maru and aircraft transport Keiyo Maru, which was later sank by TF 58 aircraft on 13 June.

USS Lexington (CV 16) is photographed from the back seat of SBD dive bomber which has just taken off during TF-58 strikes in the Mariana Islands, 13 June 1944. On 11 June, TF 58 aircraft damaged auxiliary submarine chaser No.8 Shonan Maru and aircraft transport Keiyo Maru, which was later sank by TF 58 aircraft on 13 June.

Bristol at War 1942 - Castle Green | by brizzle born and bred

Despite having his restaurant destroyed by German bombs, a Bristol chef continues on. The "stiff upper lip" of England used to mean something

A local watches American soldiers inspect a street for snipers. David E. Scherman

Imagine constantly living in fear even in your own home. A local watches carefully as American soldiers inspect a street for snipers.

Paratroopers from the 101st Airborne receiving airdropped supplies during the Siege of Bastogne.  Bastogne, Belgium - December 26, 1944

Army Signal Corps photographer on 26 December 1944 in Bastogne, Belgium as troops of the Airborne Division watch drop supplies to them. Jeeps and trucks are parked in a large field in the near distance.

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