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Found World War II Photos: BOMBS!

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Found World War II Photos: The Torpedo Gang

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Found Photos: World War II Weapons in Bizerte, Tunisia

A set of 11 original black and white photos from World War Two showing unexploded US and enemy bombs/abandoned weapons around the city of Bizerte after The Tunisia Campaign. The Tunisia Campaign was a series of World War II battles that took place in Tunisia in the North African Campaign of World War II, between forces of the German/Italian Axis, and allied forces. On May 7, 1943, British armor entered Tunis, and American infantry entered Bizerte. These photos are from a collection that belonged to a Navy Gunner’s Mate.

Caption on back: "75MM Gun Pit"

 

Caption on back: "Also laid some close, too close!"

 

"Underwater obstacles not yet sewn"

 

Caption on back: "20 MM M.G. emplacement overlooking beach silenced h-hour +8"

 

Caption on back: "beach barrage rocket"

 

Caption on back: "teller mines"

 

Caption on back: "500LB US Bomb"

 

Caption on back: "cluster of US A.P. bombs"

 

Caption on back: "50KG 'Jerry' bomb"

 

Caption on back: "another mortar that almost had the range"

 

Caption on back: "one of which dropped some close ones"

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Found Photos: World War II US Navy Landing at Bizerte, Tunisia

A set of four original black and white photos from World War Two showing US troops preparing to land at Bizerte after The Tunisia Campaign. The Tunisia Campaign was a series of World War II battles that took place in Tunisia in the North African Campaign of World War II, between forces of the German/Italian Axis, and Allied forces consisting primarily of U.S. and British. On May 7, 1943, British armor entered Tunis, and American infantry entered Bizerte.

These photos are from a collection that belonged to a Navy Gunner’s Mate.

caption on back of photo: “Cramped L.C.I. Invasion Bound”

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caption on back: “LST Invasion Bound”

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caption on back: “LCI Underway”

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caption on back: “L.C.I. Flotilla Invasion Bound”

 

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Found Photos: World War II Bombing of Bizerte Tunisia

A nice set of original black and white photos from World War II. These photos are from a collection that belonged to a Navy Gunner’s Mate stationed in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. He worked in bomb disposal. The photos of the the destruction are most likely Bizerte after the Tunisia Campaign, which is consistent with the architecture and other photos in the collection that had captions. The photo of the damaged Luftwaffe aircraft was probably in this same area.

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Found Photos from WWII Bizerte Tunisia Allied Campaign

I used to collect old photos and once lucked upon a large collection of snapshots that belonged to a Navy Gunner’s Mate. This set of 22 original black and white photos from World War Two shows the destruction in Bizerte after the The Tunisia Campaign. The Tunisia Campaign was a series of World War II battles that took place in Tunisia in the North African Campaign of World War II, between forces of the German/Italian Axis, and Allied forces consisting primarily of U.S., British and Vichy French. On May 7, 1943, British armor entered Tunis, and American infantry entered Bizerte. They show buildings damaged in the Battle, after some initial clean up (to get tanks and other vehicles and troops through streets).

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