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A fatal day for Germany: Ovation for Hitler after declaring war on America, Dec 11th 1941

Soviet machine gunners of 20th Army fire on German positions on the Dnieper River during the First Battle of Smolensk following Germany’s initial invasion of the Soviet Union. Note how none of the Soviet troops wear helmets which continued being in shortage well into the war. Near Dorogobuzh, Smolensk Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. 1 September 1941.

The B-17 was famous for her durability and survivability. Here one B-17 of the 100th Bomber Squadron of the USAAF rests in an English airfield after being severely damaged by flack over Frankfurt. She was eventually repaired and returned to normal duty, 1944.

Le FockeWulf FW190 Würger (pie-grièche), polyvalent, fut le premier vrai chasseur-bombardier de la Luftwaffe, destiné à remplacer le Ju-87 Stuka et le Bf-110. Bien que supérieur au Bf-109, il ne parvint pas à le supplanter.

"The Ruhrstahl X-4 was a wire guided air-to-air missile designed by Germany during World War II. The X-4 did not see operational service and thus was not proven in combat. The X-4 was the basis for the development of experimental, ground-launched anti-tank missiles that became the basis for considerable post-war work around the world, including the Malkara missile."