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By Jeffrey L. Ethell

A superb selection of actual colour photographs of B-17 Flying Fortresses in service--not photographs of restored warbirds. All are modern pictures that indicates the colourful nostril paintings and markings of the B-17s in the course of and soon after global struggle II. comprises eighty+ colour photographs.

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The basic individual weapon was the rifle. 22 hunting rifles, and shotguns, most, especially from the cities, had not. There is a big difference between combat firing techniques with a high-powered semi-automatic rifle and civilian hunting firearms. Even experienced hunters found they had much to learn, although they did have an edge on their inexperienced counterparts. 30-cal. M1903 or M1903A1 rifle. The Springfield was bolt-action and fed by a five-round magazine. 30-cal. M1 rifle, although units raised from 1943 on often received Garands straight off.

Used for breaching wire obstacles and minefields, they could be attached end-to-end up to a length of 200ft. Several could be bundled together for use against denser barriers. 11 12 7 6 5 4 3 1 8 2 9 10 The M1A1 flame-thrower was a terrifying weapon. It saw little use in Europe when compared with its use in the Pacific theater. It could fire four or five two-second bursts up to 40yds. 40yds without. The M2-2 flame-thrower of 1944 added about 10yds to the range and was more reliable. Thickened fuel was achieved by adding napalm powder.

A lesser threat were “B-girls” (bar girls), bar and club hostesses who encouraged servicemen to drink more and to buy them drinks. They received a small commission from each drink sold. Girls were also motivated for patriotic reasons. They felt it their “duty” to do something for the boys in uniform. Professional prostitutes (“street-walkers”) and amateurs (“victory girls”) were available at $3–$10. ” Caught up in the excitement and patriotic fervor of the times, some did not solicit money, but were simply sympathetic to young men going overseas to possible death.

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