By Alex Scarrow
It's early April 1945, deep in the bloodied days of worldwide struggle II. The Nazi regime is being slowly throttled through the oncoming Russian and Allied armies and Hitler rages uselessly in his Berlin bunker. however the excessive command have another throw of the cube to make. An audacious plan is hatched to avoid wasting the native land and beat off the oncoming apocalypse. All it is going to take is a hodge-podge squadron of escort warring parties, a captured U.S. bomber, and one brave yet suicidal pilot to fly it over the Atlantic into the thrashing center of the US. part a century later, a rusting airplane is found, sunk with its workforce, off the coast of recent York—a relic from a bygone age. Chris Roland, a super younger photographer, is distributed to take photographs of this time pill. however it is simply while he discovers that the fragments of Nazi uniforms at the decaying corpses that he realizes that he has come upon a mystery so bad that even 50 years later it might nonetheless kill him.
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B: JEEP AND 37MM ANTI-TANK GUN, INFANTRY SCHOOL, FT BENNING, GEORGIA, 1942 When first introduced into service in large numbers in 1941, the 37mm anti-tank gun was generally towed by a 1/4-ton truck, better known as a jeep. The Tables of Organization and Equipment (TO&E) authorized the use of a 3/4-ton truck, but these were often in short supply. The markings on US infantry vehicles in the early stage of the war tended to be ABOVE The most powerful anti-tank gun developed in the United States during the war was the 105mm T8 gun on T19 carriage.
This is a gun from the 26th Infantry, 1st Division on December 17, 1944 near Butgenbach at the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge. SS-Panzer Division at Dom Butgenbach manor. com The 3in anti-tank gun was extremely difficult for its crew to maneuver without the assistance of a prime mover, as is evident from this view of a crew of the 801st Tank Destroyer Battalion near Hofen, Germany on February 2, 1945. This battalion converted to M18 76mm GMC tank destroyers a few weeks later. (NARA) towed 57mm guns should be replaced by self-propelled guns.
In other units, the 57mm guns were left in depot, and the anti-tank companies were equipped only with bazookas. In February 1945 the AGF decided to replace the 57mm guns in regimental anti-tank companies with 17 T26E1 90mm heavy tanks. In reality, there were never enough heavy tanks available in Europe to actually implement this change, but the decision influenced postwar actions to retire the 57mm gun. THE T8 90MM ANTI-TANK GUN Reports of the German use of the 88mm anti-aircraft gun for anti-tank use had been widely reported by 1942, and in December 1942 Ordnance began preliminary studies of a 90mm anti-tank gun using the tube and ammunition of the 90mm anti-aircraft gun.