1. The 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team conducted a presences patrol April 16, in the Al Noor neighborhood Mosul, Iraq. They went house to house to make that the neighborhood was secure and nothing was out of the ordinary. Photo by Spc. L.C. Campbell, photojournalist 138th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. Photo by Leigh Campbell

  2. An Armored Combat Excavator from Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group -26, 26th MEU (Special Operations Capable) leaves after reinforcing a sand berm Aug. 17, 2005, at Al Qatranah Range, Jordan. Marines of 2nd Bn., 8th Marine Regiment are conducting several types of bi-lateral trainings with the Jordanian army. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Eric R. Martin)

  3. CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Nov. 21, 2006)- Marines from C Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5 let loose with the M-1A1 Main Battle Tank's 120 mm main gun. Tankers recently fired on Camp Fallujah's Eagle Range to zero all their weapons, including lanyard firing some tanks for their first shot. Tankers said all the maintenance and care that goes into keeping the tank rolling is worth the effort when they get the chance to fire the Marine Corps' largest direct-fire weapon.

  4. American soldiers of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division, VII Corps, First United States Army, prepare to march on Harscheid with M4 Sherman tanks from the 741st Tank Battalion during Operation Lumberjack of the the Allied invasion of Germany. The operation’s goal was to capture the west bank of the Rhine River, seizing key German cities and giving the Allies a foothold along the Rhine. Near Harscheid, People’s State of Hesse (now, Rhineland-Palatinate), Germany. 8 March 1945. Image taken by Fred G. Linden.

  5. Original Caption: "A soldier of the 1st U.S. Army stands by an unidentified enemy tank which was knocked out in the woods of Offensen, Germany, by a Sherman tank of the 750th Battalion, working with the 104th Infantry Division, 1st U.S. Army. The German tank carries a 128mm gun and is about six feet longer than a Tiger Royal tank." Original Field Number: ETO-HQ-45-31441. Photographer: Carolan

  6. Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. B Königstiger of the 3rd company of Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 511, knocked out near the bridge in the Kassel area. One of the latest new Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. B it was delivered from the Henschel plant east of Kassel to the Kassel-Dresden road, to the bridge at the intersection of the Heiligenrode-Niestetal motorway. During the battle, the vehicle was hit by an American M36 (Gun Motor Carriage M36), presumably from Company C, 702nd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 702nd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 2nd Armored Division. The tank commander was Sergeant Major Heinz Wilms. During the battle, the mechanic - driver Rudi Kaiser died. April 1945

  7. Coast Guard-manned LST 67 (left) and LST 66 disembark M4 Sherman tanks, cargo trucks, jeeps and other vehicles during the invasion of Noemfoor, Dutch New Guinea. The invasion and battle took place between 2 July and 31 August 1944 using US and Australian troops. The lead tank has a bulldozer blade; wrecker is visible along with jeep, cargo truck and other vehicles.

  8. Corporal Peter Teague, 1st Australian Armoured Regiment, stands beside his Matilda II tank and shows the Japanese Type 95 NCO sword (or "katana") which he captured after shooting a Japanese soldier in a tunnel on "Vasey Highway" during the amphibious landings of Operation OBOE 2 at Balikpapan on Borneo. Closely admiring the sword is Lieutenant John Emmott. In the right foreground is Sapper Clement James 'Tich' Russell, an engineer who was killed by Japanese shells 3 days later in heavy fighting on July 5th.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News Reporter