Men of the 1st Airborne, United Kingdom. During the war, the British formed two divisions of paratroopers, the 1st and 6th Airborne after demands by Churchill in late 1941
The 1st airborne participated from the North African campaign all the way till D-day. Most notable of their service during operation Market Garden. Along with a detachment of polish paratroopers the 1st Airborne landed 60 miles behind german lines to capture key bridges at the River Rhine
After failing most of their objectives in the Battle of Arnhem, the division viciously held out for 9 grueling days before remaining forces were pulled out
So here in Jersey there are lots of historical sites and a lot of them are WW2 related. Lots of old bunkers, watch towers etc.
Here I am on St Ouen beach overlooking an old WW2 watch tower that is in the sea when the tide comes in. It's called La Rocco Tower. An absolutely stunning spot, especially at sunset.
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Hi friends, today I present to you the first actively used Jet Me262 Schwalbe (English = swallow) will tell you:
Me262 first began work in 1935, the first test flight in 1939. Willy Messerschmitt wings for speeding has tilt, but Aviation and war Department saying that enough of the piston engined aircraft, production slowed down and was not given the necessary resources. Hope to correct recently connected this jet production be accelerated but has entered mass production in 1944 because of difficult and resource of the engine due to the trouble last time equivalent. BMW003 used to be dangerous, the first for Jet engine was used approximately 800 km/h Junkers Jumo 210 engine reaching a top speed of 150 km/h Jet are allied aircraft time was faster.
A team from the Jet's main issues with the disadvantages of Jet fuel, heat-resistant metal deficiency, short life of the engine and sometimes to blow up the plane.
Engine 50 hour runtime, service time is 12 hours. The Jet engine later Junkers Jumo 004. 1400 has been produced and it was a very frightening one weapon. But then those who were dropped from. Hitler in 1942 bomber wanted to use and performance as well. Although a frightening weapons again unstable. Currently works on display and the Me262 as WarBirds.
Junkers Jumo 004 800km/h speed
18.5 angled wings
After that, the plane behind the landing gear landing gear were mounted on the front part
Some of the models is for 2 people
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Russian Veteran - 1996
"Of course some could be rebels, and some might not. But we would go in only when we had information that there were rebels. Special forces turned into 'punishers'
We would punish the villagers. Officers would tell us there were rebels in a village, and we were ordered to go into the village find them and kill them all
We mostly killed the men and not women"
During the war, he became a drug addict to cope with the atrocities he committed and has seen in general
German soldiers captured as prisoners during the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944.
The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive during late 1944 through early 1945. This battle would be Germany’s last major offensive before the war ended. It was launched in the highly dense Ardennes forest region in parts of France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. When the attack started, the Allies were caught completely off guard resulting in the highest casualties of any operation during the war. The Germans were able to push through in some parts, but eventually ran low on supplies and fuel. This depleted Germany’s armored forces, manpower, and Luftwaffe aircraft which made The Battle of the Bulge come to an end with an Allied Victory.
Lieutenant Henry S. 'Hank' Jones, Jr. Hank decided on a military career at a young age and entered West Point Military Academy in 1941, earning the rank of First Sergeant during his first year. On graduating from West Point on 6th June 1944, Hank then went on to Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and soon tranferred to the Parachute School. He earned his jump wings and was sent to the 13th Airborne Division at Camp Mackall, North Carolina. He was assigned to a glider unit and earned his glider wings also!
In December 1944, Hank and 15 other officers were sent overseas to Europe. Hank was assigned to the 506th PIR as a 2nd Lt in February 1945 as the unit was deployed to Haguenau. He was assigned to 2nd platoon and took part in the patrol across the river on the night of 14-15th February. By all accounts he performed well on the patrol, leading one of the groups of men.
Within a week he was promoted to 1st Lt and transferred to Regimental staff.
He remained with the 506th for several months, reaching Bertesgaden with them, but in September 1945 requested a transfer to the 508th PIR. He remained with that regiment for a year as the assistant regimental S-3. He then transferred to the 970th C.I.C Detachment in August 1946 and was assigned to the Berlin region where he was appointed a field office commander.
Hank was injured in a car accident in 1947 and recovered well except for requiring an operation for a minor difficulty. He underwent surgery at the 279th General Hospital in Berlin with the view to heading back home to the U.S once he was recovered. But the surgery was not successful, and Hank died in the hospital on the evening of July 21st 1947, just 23 years old.
He was remembered by the men he served with as a friendly, kind, witty, and understanding personality.
Lt Jones was portrayed by Colin Hanks in Band of Brothers and was featured in the episode The Last Patrol.
De Mulberryhaven van Arromanches-les-Bains was een van de twee Mulberryhavens die in 1944 na de landing in Normandië werden aangelegd. Deze haven bij Arromanches-les-Bains was nodig om na de invasie de geallieerde troepen te kunnen blijven bevoorraden en groot materieel aan land te kunnen brengen. Hiervoor was het nodig dat schepen met een grote diepgang konden aanmeren. De bestaande zeehavens in Normandië waren moeilijk in te nemen en zouden naar verwachting ook door de Duitsers onklaar worden gemaakt.
Met de aanleg van de tijdelijke haven werd op 7 juni 1944 gestart door het tot zinken brengen van oude oorlogs- en vrachtschepen (de z.g. Blockships waaronder de Nederlandse kruiser Sumatra). Op deze wijze ontstond een golfbreker met een totale lengte van ca. 7 km. Hierop volgend werden aan de zeezijde achter de gezonken schepen, zogenaamde Phoenix-caissons tot zinken gebracht. Deze caissons waren in het geheim vooraf al in Engeland vervaardigd en elk voorzien van een kanondek met Bofors-luchtafweergeschut geschutskoepel.
In de luwte van de golfbreker werden, uit stalen pontons opgebouwde, drijvende loskaden aangelegd (de 'Whale' of 'Lobnitz-pieren'), die via drijvende bruggen verbinding kregen met de stranden van Arromanches. Deze rechthoekige pontons van beton en staal waren op vier hoeken voorzien van 30 meter lange, beweegbare steunpilaren. Door middel van deze steunpilaren konden de pontons de getijdebewegingen volgen en kon onafhankelijk van het getij ononderbroken worden gelost.