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Anonymous said: oh well thanks for posting it, I really love action photos. I can just imagine what must've been going through the B24's mind as they saw that fighter dive in for a pass.

There’s a book on amazon, I think it’s called like From The Bombing Deck (or something like that, I can’t remember) and it’s all action shots done from bombers taken by the crews and the cameras they set up on their planes. It’s a really awesome book, dude. You should check it out.

April 12, 2013, 12:26am / 4

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Anonymous said: Hi this is not my question, and I DONT MEAN TO BE PICKY BUT that Zero looks like a J2M Raiden, my real question is where did you find that photo ?

lol I cheated with that—one of my old undergrad professors used it in a power point presentation back when I was at community college and I screen printed it out of the doc.

I think the US archives has a copy of it though, one that’s a lot clearer than that one anyone but I haven’t been able to get my hands on it.

April 12, 2013, 12:20am / 0

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psydragon said: This blog is beautiful. And anterograde and retrograde is pure genius.

April 12, 2013, 12:05am / 9

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Behind plaster and under exposed beams and old plumbing, workers renovating a 92-year-old theatre in Clearwater, Florida came across a list of names of World War I soldiers on the original brick wall.

April 11, 2013, 7:14pm / 40

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British officers, with the help of a local Sikh, broadcast on their radio set, 1944

British officers, with the help of a local Sikh, broadcast on their radio set, 1944

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B-24 Liberator and a Japanese A6M Zero face off in the sky above Hong Kong after bombing the Japanese occupied docks, 1944

B-24 Liberator and a Japanese A6M Zero face off in the sky above Hong Kong after bombing the Japanese occupied docks, 1944

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It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.

AP correspondent Peter Arnett on Bến Tre report, 7 February 1968.

In popular memory, the quote has become: “We had to destroy the village in order to save it.”

April 11, 2013, 3:35pm / 42

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Japanese troops moving through the Burmese jungle, c. 1943

Japanese troops moving through the Burmese jungle, c. 1943

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