Harvinaisia ja erikoisia sotakuvia

Workers assemble Sten guns at Royal Ordnance Factory Fazakerley, near Liverpool. It is essential that each part fits perfectly and is not too loose or tight. If parts do not fit easily, they will be rejected as, according to the original caption, "A man's life, or the life of a platoon or a company may depend on good workmanship".


Women at work at a Royal Ordnance Factory. The various parts of a breech block (the blocks, pins, extractors and springs) have arrived from all over the country and are assembled by these women at ROF Fazakerley, near Liverpool

German and Hungarian women work on the manufacture of Sten guns at an ordnance factory, somewhere in Britain.

Cranes in the Swedish port of Helsingborg raise ashore British bomber HP.52 'Hampden' (Handley Page HP.52 Hampden).

On the night of 26 to 27 September 1940 a group of 12 bombers 'Hampden' 61st British squadron (No. 61 Squadron RAF) raided German naval base in Kiel. The main purpose of the raid was the battleship 'Scharnhorst' (Scharnhorst). After resetting the bombs and departing from one of the targets of bombers (tail number P2090, on-board the code QR-R) under the control of Pilot Officer Earle (RP Earl) was damaged by German anti-aircraft fire. After some time, the British plane crashed into the water 400 meters to the south from the Swedish port of Helsingborg. All four crew members were killed .



German soldiers next to a makeshift SAU of 37-mm anti-tank gun PaK 35/36, fixed to the body of the French trophy multipurpose transporter Renault UE.
Option SAU 3,7 cm Pak 35/36 auf Infanterie Schlepper UE (f) was made already centralized.

Junior lieutenant Kyuesti Karhu (Kyosti Keijo Ensio Karhila, 1921 - 2009) in his American-made fighter 'Hawk' 75A (Curtiss Hawk 75) After training March 18, 1941 Karhu was sent to the 32 Squadron (Lentolaivue-32) of the Finnish Air Force. He flew fighter Fokker D.XXI, 'Hawk' 75A, Messerschmitt Bf.109G. Total in 1941 - 44 years. Lieutenant Karhu made 304 sorties and scored 32 victories.

German soldiers gather along a stretch of Norwegian coastline following the invasion of 9 April 1940.

Wounded men of HMS SHARK stand on the deck awaiting the arrival of one of the German trawler's boats. At this moment all preparations had been made by the SHARK's crew for the submarine to sink as soon as she was taken in tow by the Germans


Troops of the Polish Independent Podhalan Rifles Brigade leaving the Harstad harbour on a fishing smack with supplies for their units.

Burnt out Gloster Gladiators of No 263 Squadron, RAF on the frozen surface of Lake Lesjaskog after being destroyed by the Germans.
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Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial of German aircraft on Sola airfield, Stavanger, taken after the attack by Bristol Blenheims of No. 107 Squadron RAF, led by Wing Commander Basil Embrey, on 17 April. Little damage was inflicted

A bomb (upper left) dropped from an aircraft of Coastal Command, falls on Junkers Ju 52/See transport seaplanes of KGrzbV 108, moored in Bergen harbour.

Finnish German production bomber Junkers Ju-88 (Ju.88A) in flight over the water.

The price of War is the innocent that suffer, in this case, it was the sad loss of many school children..


German soldiers inspect the landing craft carrying the bodies of dead Canadian and British soldiers in Dieppe.

Airspeed Horsa Mark Is of the Heavy Glider Conversion Unit, lined up on the runway at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, waiting to be towed off. The towing cable from the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley target tug seen beyond the group of airmen in the distance, has been attached to the leading glider.


Airspeed Horsa gliders of the Heavy Glider Conversion Unit, coming in to land at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire.

An Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley Mark V glider tug of the Heavy Glider Conversion Unit, tows an Airspeed Horsa over the airfield at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire.

Airspeed Horsa Mark I, HS103 '31', of the Heavy Glider Conversion Unit is inspected before commencing night flying at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire.


Airborne troops seated in an Airspeed Horsa of the Heavy Glider Conversion Unit at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, ready for take off.

Kiitos @Ottoville , ensimmainen kuva on aarimmainen, en ole koskaan aikaisemmin nahnyt...eiko Suomessa ollut siivissa yleisessa kaytossa itarintama-keltainen? L
Lisaksi noi Vesuvius-kuvat ovat erittain kiinnostavia, luulin ensin etta ne oli otettu jossain Filippiineilla. Eivat varmaan radial-/ tahtimoottorit paljoa tosta vulkaanisesta tuhkasta tykanneet..
Kiitos @Ottoville , ensimmainen kuva on aarimmainen, en ole koskaan aikaisemmin nahnyt...eiko Suomessa ollut siivissa yleisessa kaytossa itarintama-keltainen? L
Lisaksi noi Vesuvius-kuvat ovat erittain kiinnostavia, luulin ensin etta ne oli otettu jossain Filippiineilla. Eivat varmaan radial-/ tahtimoottorit paljoa tosta vulkaanisesta tuhkasta tykanneet..

Itärintamatunnus oli takarungossa ja siiven alapinnalla, ei yläpuolella. Eli justiinsa niin kuin tuossakin Junkers 88 -kuvassa on.


Vähän huono kuva, mutta näkynee kuitenkin tässä.


Paremmin tässä romanialaisessa koneessa.

Hyvät toverit, pieni virka-apu pyyntö! Jos löydätte jostain kuvia jatkosodan aikaisista Ilmavoimien lentokoneille rakennetuista sirpalesuojista/lentokonekorsuista. Olisin kiitollinen jos vaikka laittaisitte yv:nä osoitteet allekirjottaneelle!!


The wrecked rear turret of Avro Lancaster B Mark I, ED413 'DX-M' "Minnie the Moocher", of No. 57 Squadron RAF at Scampton, Lincolnshire, after returning from a night raid to Oberhausen, Germany, on the night of 14/15 June 1943, during which it was attacked by German night fighters. A cannon shell exploded in the rear turret, killing the gunner, Sergeant R F Haynes of Nuneaton Cheshire, while further strikes smashed the radio and navigational equipment, and riddled the fuselage of the aircraft with holes. The pilot, Sergeant A H Moores of Bromley, Kent, who was on his fifth operation over Germany, carried on nevertheless and bombed the target before making a succesful return to Scampton.


The shell-torn rear gunner's compartment of Handley Page Hampden Mark I, P1355 'OL-W', of No. 83 Squadron RAF photographed at Scampton' Lincolnshire, on the morning after returning from a night attack on invasion barges at Antwerp, Holland. It was during this sortie that the wireless operator/air gunner of the Hampden's crew, Flight Sergeant John Hannah, earned the award of the Victoria Cross for his bravery when the aircraft was severely damaged and set on fire.


Fighter Chance Vought F4U-1A Corsair from the VBF-94, crashed into the superstructure of the American escort carrier 'Prince William' (USS Prince William, CVHE-31).

commandant Rudolf Höss, Rudolf Hoess was hanged on 7 April 1947 next to the house inside the camp where he had lived with his wife and children.

Schützenpanzerwagen (Infrarotscheinwerfer) Introduced in late 1944, it mounted a 60 cm infrared searchlight with a range of 1.5 km for illuminating targets at night. Known as "Uhu" (Eagle Owl), they guided IR sight-equipped Panther tanks to targets that were out of range of their own smaller infrared searchlights.

Two Panther tanks from the Wiking Division as seen through the lens of an SF14Z scissors periscope from another Panther in the summer of 1944. The Division was fighting desperately to preserve the shattered front and hold back the Red Army when the Soviet summer offensive, codename Bagration .

1st pilot 2nd Lt. Hugh Shalva (Hugh Shalvoy) from the 856 th Bomber Squadron 492 th Bomb Group expects the US health care at an emergency landing bomber B-24 'Liberator '(Consolidated B-24J-145-CO Liberator 'Sweet Chariot' serial number 44-40087) near the British town of Bury St Edmunds (Bury St. Edmunds).
The aircraft and crew made the first sortie to the bombing of the French city of Mulhouse shipyards. While returning to base in the United Kingdom due to lack of fuel the plane made an emergency landing on a highway. The crew received injuries of varying severity (Hugh Shalva - broken legs and ribs), navigator bomber died of his wounds in hospital two days later.

Salerno, 9 September 1943 (Operation Avalanche): Supermarine Spitfires manned by American pilots lined up ready for action on an airfield near Salerno littered with the wreckage of enemy aircraft and aircraft parts. The enemy aircraft were destroyed in Allied bombing attacks on the airfield.

Salerno, 9 September 1943 (Operation Avalanche): The Salerno beachhead was at the limit of the effective range of Allied fighters operating from Sicily. The capture of Monte Corvino airfield, near Battipaglia, was therefore vital to gain the Salerno beachhead adequate air support. After fierce fighting, it was captured on 11 September. The picture shows barrels of oil abandoned by the Germans with two immobilised German aircraft in the background
On 2 August 1943, Hampden torpedo bombers of No 455 Squadron RAAF attacked a convoy off the Norwegian coast. This aircraft (L4105/D) suffered massive flak damage to its tail - half the elevator was blown away, the starboard fin twisted and the port rudder fouled by debris. The crew were forced to lash a rope around the rudder bar and took turns helping the pilot, Flying Officer Iain Masson, hold the aircraft straight as they limped back to Leuchars for a crash-landing.


An RNVR officer of the Medway River Patrol inspects the wreckage of a Spitfire that came down on mudflats in early September 1940. Although not positively identified, the aircraft may have been a No 66 Squadron machine, shot down by Me109s over theMedway on 5 September. Pilot Officer P. King baled out, but his parachute failed to open.


A landing craft gun (medium) (almost certainly LCG (M) 101) crew fighting to save their shell ridden and sinking craft during the landing by Royal Marine commandos on the island of Walcheren at Westkapelle the most western point of the island, during the final phase of the battle to free the Belgian port of Antwerp.


Egyptian workers removing ballast from the damaged HMHS SOMERSETSHIRE in floating dry dock at Alexandria harbour after she was damaged by an enemy torpedo.


Black smoke rises as the fire is got under control after a Grumman Avenger crashed on the flight deck of HMS TRACKER whilst on Russian convoy duty.
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Cattle grazing amongst Junkers Ju 88 bombers awaiting disposal at Flensburg airfield in Germany, 2 August 1945


German prisoners in Denmark marching across an area of ground on the west coast of Jutland that they have just cleared of mines to ensure they have undertaken the task properly.


Captured German U-boats outside their pen at Trondheim in Norway, 19 May 1945.


Three U-boats in a submarine pen at Trondheim, 19 May 1945.

Attacks on shipping: The remains of the engine and propellor of the Japanese suicide aircraft which struck the deck of HMAS AUSTRALIA.


Okinawa, April - June 1945: The aircraft carrier HMS FORMIDABLE on fire after being struck by a Kamikaze off Sakishima Gunto. As seen from HMS VICTORIOUS.
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Bodies of American soldiers killed in the landing area 'Omaha' in Normandy.

The Drive for Messina 10 July - 17 August 1943: Chandelier flares light up an Allied airfield during a night raid by Axis bombers. Bombs are bursting and a column of smoke rises into the night sky from a fire.


The second wave of American bombers B-24 'Liberator' flies over the burning oil refinery in Ploiesti (Romania) during the operation 'Tidal Wave' ('Tidal Wave'). Operation 'Tidal Wave', which was attended by 44 th, 93 rd and 389 th bombapdipovochnye Group of the 8th Air Force, not only broke the record for the flight range, but also became the first since the war began a massive bloom of heavy four-engine bombers to target in low-level flight. Flight altitude during the bombing was an average of about 140 m. As a result, the total amount of plaque Ploesti oil refineries fell by more than half and was only 46% of its former volume.

Japanese bombers naval aviation ground-based Mitsubishi G3M2 'Nell' (九六 式 陸上 攻 撃 機, bomber sea, type 96) was taxiing to the runway.

Captured by Americans Japanese bomber Mitsubishi G4M 'Betty' (式 陸上 攻 撃 機) in flight in the center of Brisbane. By plane already marked American markings. On the tail of an inscription - Tech. Air Intel. Unit - SWPA (part of the Aviation and technical intelligence - Southwest Pacific theater of operations).


Bomber B-17 'Flying Fortress' (Boeing B-17G-10-DL Flying Fortress) with his own name 'Silver Dollar' ('Silver Dollar'), serial number 42-37781, produced in 1942 at the factory Douglas-Long Beach , hull number BK-H from the 546th Bomber Squadron 384 th US bomber groups with the severed tail in the skies over Germany.
The plane lost tail from flying bombs another B-17 from the 379 th Bomb Group during a raid on Berlin and fell near the German city of Marinfeld (Marienfeld). Of the 10 crew members were captured two airborne shooter, the other died.


Lost control of the destroyed German fighter bomber B-24G 'Liberator' (Consolidated B-24G-16-NT Liberator 'Fertile Myrtle', serial number 42-78471) 724 th Bomber Squadron 451 th US bomber groups in the skies over Austria.


Night fighter ace German Dornier Do.217N Gunther is welcome (Gunther Radusch, 1912 - 1988). During the entire period of his service is welcome scored 63 night air victory on the Western Front. Another plane he shot down in Spain as part of the Legion 'Condor'.

Hamburg redecorated..


Polish pilot Squadron RAF sits on the damaged wing in a fight his fighter 'Spitfire' Mk.IX. 1944 - 1945 years.


Short Sunderland Mark I, T9048 'DQ-N', of No. 228 Squadron RAF, being boarded by RAF personnel in a rowing boat off Kalamata, during the evacuation from Greece.


Short Sunderland Mark I, L5807 'DQ-R', of No. 228 Squadron RAF, on fire and sinking while moored at Kalafrana, Malta, following an attack by Messerschmitt Bf 109s of 7/JG26. Photograph was taken by Group Captain Livock from his office window at RAF Kalafrana
Short Sunderland Mark I, L2164 'DQ-M', of No. 228 Squadron RAF, on fire in St Paul's Bay, Malta after being shot up for a second time by Messerschmitt Bf 109s of 7/JG26. L2164, already damaged from the previous attack on 7 March 1941, ultimately sank after efforts to tow her ashore failed.


The crew of a Hudson of No 224 Squadron, N7264/QX-Q, inspecting damage to their aircraft sustained during an operation to support troops landing at Andalsnes in Norway, April 1940.
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An “attrezzeria” is a tool shop, which may be the building the plane crashed into. Near Anzio, Italy. 30 January 1944

Finnish officers and inspect the aircraft crashed Soviet fighter P-39 'Cobra' (Bell P-39 Airacobra, American-made, comes in the USSR under the Lend-Lease). Fighter crashed into the ground about a kilometer to the south from the train / railway station 'Kannelyarvi' (Kanneljärvi, Leningrad region).


Finnish French-made fighter Moran-Saulnier Ms.406 at the airport Latva (Latva).

Bomber B-17G-25-DL «Sweet Pea» (serial number 42-38078) 429 Squadron, 2nd Bomb Group of the 15th Air Army, US Air Force received a direct hit flak during a raid on the Hungarian city of Debrecen 21/09/1944 . Despite the critical damage, the pilot Guy Miller (Guy M. Miller) was able to hold on to the airfield Amendola car in Italy. Radioman Anthony Ferrara (Anthony Ferrara) and the shooter James McGuire (James F. Maguire) were injured shooter Bass Elmer (Elmer H. Buss) died immediately, and the stern shooter James Totti (James E. Totty) died of his wounds while returning on base. Surprisingly, the aircraft was repaired and put into operation again.

And, after it was repaired: *Source:Warbird information excange forum


Aerodrome personnel engaged suspension torpedo torpedo Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 'Sparviero'.


German prisoners to dig a grave in the cemetery Kollevill-sur-Mer (Colleville-sur-Mer).

The bodies of dead American soldiers in Normandy before burial in the cemetery Kollevill-sur-Mer (Colleville-sur-Mer).


Assembling fighters Nakajima Ki-43 'Hayabusa' Japanese aircraft factory. According to the classification Allied fighter Ki-43 was the code name 'Oscar'.


Bombing of Roobertinkatu by Soviets on 8 November 1942 Helsinki


Finnish soldier carrying a wounded soldier of the Red Army on his back.

Finnish pioneers retrieving the body of their fallen comrade, while being under enemy fire.


Finnish and foreign military officers examine the consequences of the destruction of radiominy captured in Vyborg. Sprava- Japanese, Swedes in the center of the photo and the leftmost Italian Air Force lieutenant colonel.


Emergency landing fighter Sifayr XV (changed the deck fighter "Spitfire") from 801 Squadron (801 Naval Air Squadron). Perhaps he sits on the aircraft carrier "Implakabl» (HMS Implacable) (as indicated by the code N on the keel).
Emergency landing of American based fighter F4U «Le Corsaire» (Chance Vought F4U Corsair) on the deck of an aircraft carrier.

Finnish soldiers inspect captured Soviet seaplane MBR-2-M-34, captured in February 1942 due to lack of fuel in the area of the river Svir and was taken to the village Nurmoyla (Nurmoila), Karelian-Finnish Soviet Union (now the Republic of Karelia Olonets region).

Mountain infantry soldiers of the Wehrmacht, the captives during the Lapland War in the Finnish town of Tornio (Tornio). A soldier in an overcoat refers to an employee of the Waffen SS.


Soviet prisoners of war soldiers extinguish fires caused by bombing in the Finnish city of Kouvola (Kouvola).

Finnish nurse assisting a wounded Soviet soldier in the Red Cross hospital.


Officer and mountain rangers 141 th Regiment of the 6th Division of the Wehrmacht at position 81-mm mortar battalion of the German sample in 1934 (8 cm Granatwerfer 34) on the Kola Peninsula. The photo was taken in 1941-1942.
Mountain rangers German 6th Division (6. Gebirgs-Division) on holiday on the Kola Peninsula. In the foreground - team of sled dogs, used for transportation of goods.


Mountain ranger-gunner of the German 6th Mountain Division (6. Gebirgs-Division) on holiday on the Kola Peninsula in the winter of 1941-1942 year. The soldier armed with a machine gun MG-34 with means not giving gun bipod sink into the snow.
Mortar German 6th Mountain Division (6. Gebirgs-Division) at the position on the Kola Peninsula in the winter of 1941-1942.


Mountain rangers German 6th Division (6. Gebirgs-Division) get grenades Stielhandgranate-24 on the Kola Peninsula.
The photo was taken in 1941-1942.

Students of the Japanese army in aviation school study design interceptor Nakajima Ki-44 'Seki' (鍾 馗). Allies fighter Ki-44 had the codename 'Tojo' ('Tojo').


A vandalized FW 190-factory
Aircraft factory workers 'Lockheed' (Lockheed) check fighter P-38 'Lightning' (P-38 Lightning).

The batteries are located in Suomenlinna, lead flak for covering Helsinki.
Suomenlinna (Suomenlinna - 'Finnish Fortress') - Bastion on islands near Helsinki.

Japanese troop transport 'Kasia Maru' (displacement of 8417 grt) from the convoy TA-4 (Manila Ormoc Bay) under the bombs B-25 38th American bomber group in the area of the island Ponson (Philippines).

pilot resting in the shadow of the British fighter 'Hurricane' (Hawker Hurricane).



Explosion of a British truck with ammunition as a result of direct exposure to the German mortar shell in the west of the French city of Caen (Caen).
In the background - tanks M4 'Sherman' 11th British Armored Division, armored personnel carriers and jeeps Universal Carrier 'Willys'.

Prototype №2 Japanese heavy bomber G8N 'Renzaho' (連山) on avibaze Misawa. These prototypes have received from the United States and its allies code name 'Rita' ('Rita'). The picture was taken after the surrender of Japan.


Italian fighter Macchi C.200 'Saetta' and Macchi C.202 'Folgore' on the Eastern Front. P.202 right belongs to 356 Squadron (356 Squadriglia). Despite the winter, all aircraft are desert camouflage.

A Heinkel He 111 wreck of KG 26 “Löwen” on the beach near Dunkirk - Spring 1940.


1st big fat Heinkel HE-111 downed on brit soil


Quad 20-mm anti-aircraft machine 'Oerlikon' ('Oerlikon') on the carriage type 'Thunderbolt' ('Thunderbolt') with a mechanical drive USS 'West Virginia' (USS West Virginia, BB-48).




Soviet light bomber Su-2 at a winter airfield.

US Marines have lunch behind a broken Japanese aircraft wreck on Iwo Jima.

American submarines 'Spot' (USS Spot, SS-413), 'C Fox' (USS Sea Fox, SS-402) and 'Kvinfish' (USS Queenfish, SS-393) on Saipan.


Train visible in the foreground artillery platform, protecting the railway line leading to the city.Manchuria


Three poor chinese pows moments before beheading for so called 'plundering'


Column Tank Type 89 Chi-Ro west of the city Hankou.

American troops in China
Wouldnt know what to make of this.. Landship /wooden kind of bicycles with sails ?? 1936

XXX Corps ammunition truck is destroyed near Koevering on the evening of Sunday 24th,1944 operation Market Garden.





Finnish fighter Messerschmitt Bf.109 at the airport Malmi (Malmin, 10 km north of Helsinki).


Portrait of a Soviet prisoner of war in the Finnish village of Parikkala (Parikkala).

Division 1240 Infantry Regiment is a street fight in Vyborg with the support of the T-34-76.
Author photo - Officer 372 th Infantry Division Arzamas.
The original is in the Museum of History 372 th Infantry Division in the lyceum №131 Barnaul.


Lieutenant Hans Töpfer (Hans Töpfer, 1919-1955, left) from Group 1 3rd Squadron direct support of troops (I. / SG 3) suits flight suit near the 250-kg bombs SC250 Finnish Immola airfield. In the background bomber Junkers Ju-87.


German high-speed bomber Messerschmitt 410A-2 / U1 'Hornet' (Messerschmitt 410A-2 / U1 'Hornisse'), serial number 10018, captured by the Allies in good condition in August 1943 at the airport in Trapani, Sicily.
In 1944, transferred to the Army Test Center Wright Field in Ohio.
It is currently in custody at the National Air and Space Museum in Silver Hill, Maryland.


Medical orderlies temporary military hospital train VVSP №1170 Evdokia Veniaminovna Grachev (in marriage Derevyanchenko). On svitr visible strap medals 'For the Defense of the Soviet Arctic.'
She was born in 1925. She worked as a turner in Molotovsk (now Severodvinsk). In November 1943 through Archangel frontline evacuation center №96 PEC volunteered for temporary military hospital train VVSP №1170 medical orderly for the post. Demobilized in the spring of 1946. She was awarded the medal 'For Defense of Soviet Arctic ',' Victory over Germany ',' For Victory over Japan 'Order' World War II degree.'


The attempt to replace track at heavy German Maus tank. 1945.


Assembly shop aircraft Focke-Wulf Fw.190 in the German town of Kölleda.

Downed Polish light bomber PZL P.23b 'Karas'.


German dive bombers Junkers Ju-87 (Ju.87) cause a blow to the Soviet troops.

Italian soldiers about to execute 19 Yugoslav partisans in the street Grashatsa (Gračac, the territory of modern Croatia).


British fighter 'Hurricane' Mk.IIb / Tror (Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIb / Trop) 151 th Wing of the Royal British Royal Air Force (151 Wing RAF) and the Soviet bomber SB-2 at the airport Vaenga.

Captured by the Allies dismantled German Heinkel bomber He.177 'Greif'.


American escort carrier 'Tethys Bay' (USS Thetis Bay (CVE-90) fighters F6F 'Hellket' (F6F Hellcat) and flying boats 'Catalina' (Consolidated PBY Catalina) should be for the repair of aircraft from Hawaii to the naval base in Alameda (CA). Bottom right on the deck seaplane J2F 'Duck' (J2F Duck).


Arado Ar 196 showing its folded wing
German Junkers Ju-87 «Stuka» bomber after an emergency landing

A German Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber pulls out of a dive. Stalingrad, Soviet Union. October 1942.


Damaged Ju-87

German tractor Sd.Kfz.9 produces evacuation fighter Messerschmitt Bf.109E, sat down on a forced landing.

Awards found at the site of a downed German bomber Heinkel He.111 near Moscow.


NORMANDY 1944. A German StuG III assault gun on its side in the river at Putanges, 20 August 1944.

Boys collecting trophies from the farm Sineokovsky (Stalingrad region). From left to right: Sergei Zemlyansky, unknown, Shura Velichko, Alex Ivanov.


Belarusian children have wrecked German tanks Pz.Kpfw VI «Tiger" near Minsk.

By the end of the Second World War furthest advanced work on the tank E-100. It was developed as an alternative developed by FA Porsche Super-heavy tank Maus, an alternative that under similar combat performance with 'Mouse' is enough tech for mass production. Design began July 30, 1943 in Friedberg. Development of design and construction of the prototype led the firm 'Adlerverke

Hurricane fighters are lined up at RAF Northolt in 1938


Suspension 60-kg bombs on the Japanese bomb racks bomber Nakajima B5N 'Kate'.


American aerial district Japanese base of Rabaul on the island of New Britain.

Soviet convoy on the road in the area of Sør-Varanger in early November 1944


At Fort Eth (Maginot Line), the devastating effect of high-velocity 88mm
fire was aptly demonstrated when guns firing at close range
blasted huge chunks of steel out of two armoured cupolas
on Block 1. The sides of this cupola were 300mm thick.


Medical orderly temporary military hospital train VVSP №1170 (left to right): Galina Lopatin, Valentine Egorovna Panfilov (in marriage Yarmorchenko) Evdokia Veniaminovna Grachev (in marriage Derevyanchenko).
Temporary military hospital train №1170 was formed in the early months of the war in the city of Arkhangelsk. Provided the evacuation of the wounded soldiers of the Karelian Front in hospitals cities Molotov (now Severodvinsk) and Arkhangelsk. Consisted of a staff car, car for staff, several teplushek 15 slightly wounded and krigerovskogo car for the seriously wounded. From the words of Evdokia Derevyanchenko during her service in the train medical orderlies died none transported the wounded. In 1945, the train was renovated in the city of Vologda, after repairs to evacuate the wounded from the 1st Far Eastern Front in the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur. Reached the city of Harbin. The last flight - Japanese prisoners in the city of Sovetskaya Gavan.


ww ..Padded at the prison city Venev Soviet tank KV-1. The tank belonged to the 32nd Tank Brigade, was hit by 27 November 1941 tankers of the 35th Tank Regiment of the Wehrmacht during the battle for the city. On the right side of the tower can be seen at least 20 hits of different caliber, shot and gun barrel.
Those holes not from handed paracetamols ..

Explosion British battleship 'Barham' (HMS Barham). November 25, 1941 in the Mediterranean Sea near the border of Egypt and Libya, the British battleship 'Barham' was torpedoed by German submarine U-331 (commander Lieutenant von Tizengauzen). Submarine penetrated the escort destroyers and from a distance of 370 meters has released four torpedoes, three of which hit the battleship. The ship lost speed and began to list, and then lay down on the left side. During immersion in water detonated ammunition battleship, which caused a powerful explosion. Killed more than 862 of the 1,150-man crew.


Salvage French destroyer 'La Trombe' (Vortex) Class 'Bourrasque' (Burrask) in the dock port of Toulon. The ship was damaged by a torpedo fired Italian submarine SMA 312 during the battle, which took place April 17, 1945 to the south of the Italian town of Ventimiglia (Vintimille). The loss amounted to 20 people dead and untraceable missing, 12 injured. Shortly after the torpedoing, Italian submarine was destroyed by depth charges.


Unloading of Hungarian Jews from the arriving to the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau (Konzentrationslager Auschwitz-Birkenau). In the background is the building c pipe. This crematorium II.


“Camouflaged North Korean T34 tanks and motor cycle combinations enter Taejon city after the eviction of the US 24th Infantry Division.”


German soldiers walk past damaged and lying in a ditch American tank M4 "Sherman" with the towers.

Tank M13 / 40 (Carro armato M13 / 40), the Italian 131st Armored Division 'Chentauro' (131ª Divisione corazzata 'Centauro') in Tunisia.


American tanks M3 «Stewart" and killed by Japanese soldiers after the attack was repelled by soldiers of the 27th Infantry Division United States on the bay island of Saipan.


M4A3 Sherman tank dozer of 714th Tank Battalion, 12th Armored Division in Colmar, 3 February 1945. A whitewashed M8 HMC stands in the background.


Tail defensive unit (four 13-mm machine gun MG 131) German high-altitude bomber Heinkel He.177A-7 «Greif».

Focke Wulf Fw - 190A 4 byte 12 white assigned to Hauptmann Helmut Wettstein of 1 Staffel of Jagdgeschwader 54 ‘Grunherz’ (green heart)-1. /-JG54, Krasnogvardiesk field in Russia during the winter of 1942-43


Captured 'Nakajima' prototype №4 Japanese heavy bomber G8N 'Renzaho' (連山). Such prototypes received from the US and its allies code designation 'Rita' ('Rita').


Bombing of Japanese ships disguised American bombers B-25D 'Mitchell' (North American B-25D-10 Mitchell) of the 90th Bombardment Squadron (90th Bomb Squadron) 3rd Bombardment Group (3rd Bomb Group) in the Bay of Borgen Bay.


Burning American bomber B-17 'Flying Fortress' (Boeing B-17 Flying Fortres) 15th Air Army (15th Air Force), downed by a direct hit German flak over the town Ruhland.

British pilots and technical staff of the aerodrome go past fighters 'Spitfire' Mk.V (Supermarine Spitfire Mk.V).

Quenching of the engine of the American bomber B-17 'Flying Fortress' (Boeing B-17F Flying Fortres) №229508 364th Bombardment Squadron (364th Bomb Squadron) 305th Bombardment Group (305th Bomb Group) at the airbase Chevelston. The fire broke out during the launch of the 4th engine with a new carburetor. After hours of fighting the fire, the fire is out of control. Firefighters were evacuated to a safe distance. When the fire crept to the bomb bay filled exploded, tearing the plane apart.


Quenching engine American bomber B-17 'Flying Fortress' (Boeing B-17F Flying Fortres) №229508 364th Bombardment Squadron (364th Bomb Squadron) 305th Bombardment Group (305th Bomb Group) at the airbase Chevelston. The fire broke out during the launch of the 4th motor with an updated carburetor. After hours of fighting the fire, the fire went out of control. Firefighters were evacuated to a safe distance. When the fire crept to the completed bomb bay, an explosion ripped the plane apart.


Plane PZL.38 'wolf' at the airport.


Polish PZL-37 'Moose' captured by the Germans and broken down into parts. On the left aerial visible radial engines.


Finnish Army, WWII. Soldier of 1st Division raising Finnish flag on the roof of Petroskoi (Petrozavodsk) railway station
Finnish children being evacuated to Sweden - Winter War - photo in Turku


Winter War evacuees from Karelia

A Finnish evacuee family living in the forest near, Sulkava, Finland - 1941

Crew members consider the following from the shell hit the tower in their tank Pz.Kpfw VI 'Tiger' of the 502 th Heavy Tank Battalion (Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502).


German dive bomber Junkers Ju-87 (Ju.87D-1) 4 Squadron of the 1st squadron of dive bombers (4.StG1) in flight in the Kharkov region.


Northern Fleet submarine K-22 in the sea.

Bombs on a snowy airfield. Visible soldier sleeping between them. In the background visible German bomber aircraft Junkers Ju 88A.


aerial bombs on a airfield in Italy. In the background a Junkers Ju 88.

Italian fighters Fiat CR-42 "Falco" on the tarmac.


plane with 141 Fighter Squadron 4 air regiment before the start.


Stalingrad. Destroyed airport. Visible remains of Soviet aircraft.'42

organization Todt on aairfield on the Eastern Front. Visible excavator and liaison aircraft Fieseler Fi-156 Storch.


Huom: ei sota kuvia ( Harvinaisia ja erikoisia sotakuvia)

Glider being prepared for flight, and support for complex, inter alia, of the boys from the Hitler Youth. In the distance a group of spectators.


A group of boys from the aviation section of the Hitler jugend holding a glider pilot at the airport in Trebbin.


boys of the Hitler Youth at the desktop, start watching the flight of the glider. One of the boys is measured flight time.


On-duty at the airport after the flight. Visible three gliders like "Grunau Baby II" trolley to transport them, and desktop startup in a wheelchair.


Soviet soldiers near the Supervisory cap captured Finnish bunker.


Karaul in Graves Luftwaffe Major Karl Hammes (Karl Hammes).
09.06.1939, the Messerschmitt fighter Bf.110C-1 commander of the 1st Squadron of the 1st squadron of heavy fighters (1.ZG1) Major Hammesa (gunner oberfeldfebel Walter Steffen) made an emergency landing after an air battle with the Polish fighter PZL P. 11. Wounded German fighter crew was captured. Of his wounds, Major Hammes soon died in a Polish hospital. After the surrender of Poland is buried in a field near the remains of his fighter.


USS 'West Virginia' (USS 'West Virginia' (BB-48) fire support landing on Okinawa.

Finnish pilots in Bussola at the airport Luonetârvi (Luonetjärvi).

American sergeant photographing heavy bomber B-24H-5-DT 'Liberator' (serial number 41-28641) American-built, flown as part of a German bomber squadron KG200 under tactical number A3 KB. A bomber podlomlena nose landing gear.
The aircraft belonged to the US 732nd Bomber Squadron, made an emergency landing at the airport of the Luftwaffe in France February 4, 1944, after the repair was used by the Germans for special operations, was captured by the Americans in Austria in May 1945. In total, the German squadron KG200 was not less than twelve captured American B-17 and not less than seven captured B-24.

German soldier sitting on the armor of light captured by the French commander's tank Renault FT-17 Signal ou TSF. The machine on the right - Renault FT-17 BS, tank armed 75-mm howitzer short-CA-1 Schneider (Schneider CA1).

Captured by allies in Africa : German antitank self-propelled artillery Marder III (Sd.Kfz.139) on the chassis tank PzKpfw 38 (t) with 76.2-mm gun PaK 36 (r) (deep modernization of the Soviet divisional gun F-22).


View of the battered Soviet convoy near the Finnish village of Suomussalmi.
Finnish fighter Messerschmitt German production Bf.109G-2 / Trop (board code MT-242), divided 12.05.1944, as a result of collision with another aircraft Bf.109G-2 / Trop (board code MT-236) of his squadron ( HLeLv 24). MT-236 pilot Lt. M. Salovaara (M. Salovaara) was fatally injured in the accident.


Night fighter Junkers Ju-88 (Ju.88G) at the dump and damaged German planes.


German soldiers are studying a damaged French fighter Bloch MB.152.


Aeromechanic Claus fueling fighter I-153 'Chaika' Major P. Biskup of the 71st Fighter Wing Air Baltic Fleet. Aerodrome Islands Lavensaari.

IL-2 Sturmovik crew



German submariners watching the sinking of a merchant ship.

American sailors visiting aircraft hangar capitulating Japanese submarine I-400.
Japanese submarine I-400 series were the largest submarines until nuclear submarines. Start designing them put Admiral Yamamoto, who demanded an underwater aircraft carrier-capable armed seaplanes 800 kg bombs or aviatorpedoy. Thus the aircraft became Aichi M6A 'Seiran' (Mountain Haze), which, incidentally, has not received the nickname of the Allies, the few recent Japanese cars. Of the 18 boats was planned for construction was completed only 3, but they did not take part in hostilities.


The death of Japanese light cruiser 'Kasia' off the coast of French Indochina. January 12, 1945 'Kasia' in convoy HI-86 was subjected to massive attack carrier aircraft from aircraft carriers of the 38th American task force (US Task Force 38). As a result, the torpedo hits and two bombs he went to the bottom, taking with him the 621 th member of the crew. They managed to survive only 19 Japanese sailors. Fate 'Kasia' section and most of the ships of the Japanese convoy HI-86.

Return to Saint-Nazaire from the second campaign of the German submarine U-553 (Type VII C, Captain-Lieutenant Charles Thurman). Pennants tonnage figures are evidence of the sinking of the march of the British transport 'Susan Maersk' (Susan Mærsk) and the Norwegian tanker 'Ranella' (Ranella). Unlike 'Ranelly' whose tonnage Set close to the real (5,590 tons), the displacement of 'Susan Maersk' overstated. In reality, it was 2,355 tons. Noteworthy badly damaged submarine periscope. The damage was caused by the collision of U-553 torpedoed the already, but not sinking tanker 'Ranella'. Going after the first attack, submerged under the tanker, U-553 touched its bottom periscope, which was not fully lowered. As a result of hitting the top two meters of the periscope were soguty backwards.

The general cargo ship Beacon Grange sinks after being torpedoed amidships by U-552 on April 24, 1941


British heavy cruiser 'Cornwall' (HMS Cornwall).
April 5, 1942 the heavy cruiser 'Cornwall' was attacked in the Indian Ocean by the Japanese carrier-based dive bombers from aircraft carriers 'Akagi', 'Hiryu' and 'Soryu'. The ship received a direct bomb hit 9 and soon sank.


The Kamikaze attack on the U.S.S. Bunker Hill, 11 May 1945




Newly liberated female inmates at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp shower in a Mobile Bath Unit equipped with hot water which was set up by the British after the camp was liberated on 15 April 1945 by the British 11th Armored Division. For many, this was their first hot shower in months or even years. Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, near Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany. April 1945. Image taken by British Sgt. H. Oakes.


German civilians, air wardens and soldiers collect the civilian dead following an Allied bombing raid on Dresden. The Bombing of Dresden took place in the final months of the war. In four raids between 13 and 15 February 1945, 722 heavy bombers of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and 527 of the United States Army Air Force dropped more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on the city. The bombing and the resulting firestorm destroyed over 1,600 acres (6.5 square km) of the city center. Three more USAAF air raids followed, two occurring on 2 March and 17 April 1945 aimed at the city’s railroad marshaling yard and one small raid on 17 April 1945 aimed at industrial areas. Between 22,700 and 25,000 people were killed in the bombings. Dresden, Saxony, Germany. 16 February 1945.

Fighters 'Hurricane' Mk.IIb British No. 134 Squadron RAF)at the airport Vaenga. In the foreground 'Hurricane' pillot-officer Charles M. Ramsay.
To participate in joint military operations in the Arctic and retraining Soviet pilots for their new fighter 'Hurricane' with their subsequent transfer in July 1941 as part of the Royal Air Force was formed 151 Wing. It consisted of two fighter squadrons (134th and 81th). The structure of the wing consisted of about 550 people, including more than 30 pilots to hundreds of people management officers, technicians and flight dispatchers and 400 service personnel: doctors, cooks, drivers, translators. Just after the first combat sortie 11.09.1941g. prior to the date of his departure 18.10.1941g. British pilots won 15 victories in the skies of the Soviet Arctic. Combat losses 151st Wing made a 'Hurricane' (pilot - Sergeant Smith was killed). As for the 'Hurricane' Mk IIB Tror (Provided with dust filter 'Vokes'), then they were originally intended for military operations in North Africa. However, probably hit the Vaenga for several reasons. The first - the British were trying to mislead German intelligence, uploading to transfer them to a Soviet aircraft carrier 'Argus' aircraft in tropical color and the same configuration. Another possible reason was the compactor sandy airfield Vayenga where filters came in handy. Perhaps, as well, because of the urgent need to send 'Hurricane' on the other theaters of war, the Soviet Union sent what was at the time at hand.


Fighters 'Hurricane' Mk.IIV Tror (Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIb Tror) 151-go aviakryla British korolevskih VVS (No 151 Wing RAF) at the airport Vaenga.
To participate in joint military operations in the Arctic and retraining Soviet pilots for their new fighter 'Hurricane' with their subsequent transfer in July 1941 as part of the Royal Air Force was formed 151 Wing. It consisted of two fighter squadrons (134th and 81th). The structure of the wing consisted of about 550 people, including more than 30 pilots to hundreds of people management officers, technicians and flight dispatchers and 400 service personnel: doctors, cooks, drivers, translators. Just after the first combat sortie 11.09.1941g. prior to the date of his departure 18.10.1941g. British pilots won 15 victories in the skies of the Soviet Arctic. Combat losses 151st Wing made a 'Hurricane' (pilot - Sergeant Smith was killed). As for the 'Hurricane' Mk IIB Tror (Provided with dust filter 'Vokes'), then they were originally intended for military operations in North Africa. However, probably hit the Vaenga for several reasons. The first - the British were trying to mislead German intelligence, uploading to transfer them to a Soviet aircraft carrier 'Argus' aircraft in tropical color and the same configuration. Another possible reason was the compactor sandy airfield Vayenga where filters came in handy. Perhaps, as well, because of the urgent need to send 'Hurricane' on the other theaters of war, the Soviet Union sent what was at the time at hand

Damaged bomber B-24 'Liberator' (B-24H-15-DT Liberator 'Burma Bound' serial number 41-28861) 725 Squadron, 451 th Bomb Group 15 army returns to base after a raid on Munich.


Shot down over Vienna Bf.109 burning fighter bomber B-24 'Liberator' (Consolidated B-24 Liberator) 460 th American bomber group in the sky over Austria.


120mm mortar shells at the Ural factory

Motobronevagon D-2 armored 76th Regiment of the 3rd Division of the NKVD for the protection of railway facilities, broken during a fight June 27, 1941 on the stretch of Bryansk - Karachi. The commander of an armored train - Captain VA Kononenko.

Floating anti-aircraft battery №3 Sevastopol


Two Finnish soldiers collected a loaf of bread from an overturned truck on the side of the road.

American troop-Glider WACO CG-4A «Hadrian» a rough landing on a field near the Dutch town of San (Son) damaged the bow, but a jeep with the name "Ruth" on board and the crew survived the glider. Next to the glider are three local residents.

Salvage Soviet armored boat project a small river in 1124 in the Kerch Strait. Perhaps armored boat engaged in towing. http://waralbum.ru/

Sailors from the USS 'Whipple' (USS Whipple (DD-217) look at the sinking (also American) air transport 'Langley' (USS Langley (AV-3). 02.27.1942 during transport fighter P-40 on the island of Java 'Langley 'was heavily damaged by Japanese bombers and then sunk by escorts.


The crew of the destroyer 'Whipple' (USS Whipple (DD-217) observes torpedo hit, stop their vehicle in air transport 'Langley' (USS Langley (AV-3).

PBY on fire at Pearl harbour ...


German aircraft Junkers Ju-290 A-7 (Ju 290 A-7) (number
2900181), released in early 1944, after the accident, April 1, 1944.

Ukrainian Auxiliary Police (with white bands) under the supervision of the Germans are preparing for the execution of Jews in Chernigov.

Yugoslav partisans attack a German tank

American P-51D 'Mustang' and P-47D 'Tanderbolt' of aэrodrome Lingaen.


REME fitters prepare to install a new engine into a Sherman tank at 8th Armoured Brigade workshops, 9 August 1944.