The first prisoners, January 23, 1944. Italy's Fifth Army-four German prisoners of war, the first group of German prisoners of war captured by the Allied forces after a sudden landing in southern Rome on January 22, resting on the beach on the west coast, guarded by British Tommy. The entire Nazi army was as surprised as these hapless prisoners that they had found the Allies in that area of Italy. After working for more than 24 hours in their new position, our troops encountered only symbolic resistance. Image source: British Army photos from ACME’s OWI Radiophoto;
On January 24, 1944, the Nazis were captured in a new Allied raid. Italy-A group of captured German soldiers was marched back by Fifth Army soldiers to participate in a new Allied raid on Rome. Assault forces from the United States, Britain, and France have advanced 4 miles inland and are reportedly only 30 miles from their target, Rome. Credit: Stars and Stripes photos are from OWI Radiophoto of ACME;
Shortcut to Rome, January 24, 1944. Italy-In this photo flashed to the United States by Radiotelephoto today, a light tank of the US Army is parked inland away from the beachhead occupied by the Allied Forces during the "shortcut" landing south of Rome. The reason for the stop (above) is to set the enemy's concrete barrier (center background). Today, it was announced that the Allied forces had advanced 4 miles inland, less than 30 miles from Rome. They still did not meet the resistance of the Germans. Credit: (U.S. Signal Corps Radio Telephoto from ACME);
The Old Bridge and the New Bridge, January 24, 1944. Capua, Italy-When the Germans recently retreated to the Voltuno River, they destroyed every bridge along the path of the Allied forces. When American troops reached the river, American engineers built pontoon bridges, and then, when both sides of the river were in the hands of the Allies, more permanent structures were built, such as this bridge in Capua (above). Part of the structure of the old bridge can be seen in the lower left. Picture source: (Photo of the American Signal Corps from ACME);
They died for Hitler, January 21, 1944. San Vittore, Italy-A group of fallen Nazi soldiers lay on the ground at the San Vittore collection point with a group of German equipment. The personnel of the U.S. medical team can be seen in the background. Image source: (U.S. Army radio telephoto from ACME);
Predators fell in Europe-1, 1/21/1944. A B-26 predator was cut off by enemy fire during its mission, and the front of the fuselage fell to the ground. This is one of two unusual photos taken during the U.S. Air Force’s air raid on Hitler’s territory. Credit (Photo from ACME by the US Army Aviation);
The predators fell in Europe – 2, 1/21/1944. Torn from the B-26 by enemy fire, the tail of this predator fell towards Hitler's Europe. This ill-fated aircraft was shot down when the U.S. Army Air Force raided enemy-controlled Europe. Credit (Photo from ACME by the US Army Aviation);
Good news for Clark, January 23, 1944. In Italy’s Fifth Army-Lieutenant General Mark Clark, the commander-in-chief of the Allied Fifth Army, received the first message from the invading force and read the exciting news that our soldiers swarmed easily. They landed at dawn on January 22 without encountering any enemy resistance. Pushing inland from the newly established beachhead, our troops encountered only symbolic resistance. Credit (Photo of the US Army Signal Corps from OWI-ACME);
Anzio, Italy, January 26, 1944. American soldiers dismantled depth charges and demolition bombs placed by the Germans on Anzio Beach, one of the locations where people and supplies from the Allied forces marching towards Rome flooded ashore. When the Allied forces made a sudden detour near Anzio, the Germans tried to dismantle the city’s port facilities, but were not completely successful. Note that some buildings (photo background) show damage. This picture flashed to New York via radio tonight. Credit: (Stars and Stripes photos via OWI radio photos from ACME);
The 5th Army tanks travelled to Rome, January 26, 1944. Nettuno, Italy-The 5th Army's tanks are advancing inland along the new "Roman Road", with personnel, equipment, and supplies at the Allied bridgehead south of Rome with almost no opposition. This photo was taken near Nettuno and flashed to New York via radio tonight. Credit: (Stars and Stripes photos via OWI Radiophoto from ACME);
Reinforcement in Rome in March, January 26, 1944. Anzio, Italy-This photo flashed to New York via radio tonight, showing American soldiers carrying sheets, marching through the coastal town of Anzio to reinforce the vanguard of the Allied forces in southwest Rome. In the photo, a truck can be seen bringing supplies from the newly built beachhead in the south of Rome. Credit: (Stars and Stripes photos via OWI radio photos from ACME);
En route to the landing of New Italy, January 26, 1944. Washington, DC: Allied ships transport soldiers and their equipment across the sea on their way to a new landing on the west coast of Italy south of Rome. Credit (ACME photos provided by Bert Brandt for the war photo library, via Army Radiotelephoto);
French engineer repairs the road, 1/20/1944. Italy-The French Army engineers of the 5th Allied Army are clearing dirt and debris from Italian roads bombed by the Germans in an attempt to stop the Allied forces from advancing. Today, it was announced that the 5th Army had occupied Minturno, an important communications center north of the Galligliano River. Credit: (ACME photo from Army Radio Telephoto);
French engineers repair the road, January 20, 1944. Italy-The French Army engineers of the 5th Allied Army cleared mud and debris from the Italian road, which was bombed by the Germans in an attempt to stop the Allied forces from advancing. Today, it was announced that the 5th Army had occupied Minturno, an important communications center north of the Galligliano River. Credit: (ACME photo from Army Radio Telephoto);
Launch of destroyer Taussig, 1/25/1944. Staten Island, New York-The 2,200-ton super destroyer Taussig, named after the late Rear Admiral Edward David Taussig, slides down at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company's Staten Island shipyard. As a powerful force of World War I cruisers, USS Taussig is mainly designed to be used as a "Jap-buster" in the Pacific region. Credit: (ACME);
The new leg of a disabled veteran, January 20, 1944. Mare Island, California-SC Blankenship, 3/C boat cocks in Alum Creek, Virginia, trialed his new temporary prosthetic leg, supervised by Matt Lawrence, responsible for the prosthesis at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Mare Island, California division. A plastic and steel limb will replace this temporary one, which was installed on Blankenship's body less than six weeks after losing his leg in Villa La Villa. Credit: (ACME);
These are the dead, 1/29/1944. Changde, China-Chinese soldiers responded to Japan's barbaric actions in public battles. This is an ordinary grave dug by the Chinese for Japanese soldiers on the battlefield of Changde, where the Chinese son defeated the enemy on December 3. This is one of the first photos of the battle scene in Changde taken by the Chinese Ministry of Information. Credit: (ACME);
Shipbuilding brought prosperity to Evansville, January 29, 1944. Evansville, Indiana: The Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company (Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company) has a two-year-old shipyard built on wasteland. The tonnage of ocean-going ships produced last year exceeded that of any other inland shipyard in the world. To build a naval tank landing ship or LST landing ship for invading forces to use on both sides of the world, despite the construction being 1,000 miles from the sea. The photo shows a pair of strangely matched workers, Ruth Nunley, who is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 254 pounds, while Johnnie Houston, who is 4 feet 4 inches tall and weighs only 120 pounds . Despite the heavy work and the bad weather, there are still a large number of women working side by side with men, welding, burning and painting. Credit: ACME;
Maybe he is just humble! , 1/29/1944. Chicago-Captain Robert Bixby, 27 years old, Monterey Helena, holder of the Distinguished Flying Cross and Flying Medal, has participated in 92 missions in India, Myanmar and the Flying Tigers of General Chennault. He Said that he did not shoot down any Japanese aircraft. Moreover, the captain smiled, he has never seen a single one! Credit: ACME;
Shipbuilding brought prosperity to Evansville, January 29, 1944. Evansville, Indiana – Missouri Valley Bridges and Steel Company has a two-year-old shipyard built on wasteland. Last year it produced more ocean-going ships than any other inland shipyard in the world, and the Navy has also increased its production. ability. In order to double last year's quota! The company built the Navy’s Ugly Duckling, Tank Landing Ship, or LST as they are called in service. The photo shows the secretary Mary Hollencamp (Mary Hollencamp) hanging a sign outside the yard office to remind workers where to use their products. Credit: ACME;
WAC Ingenuity made a grand Christmas tree on January 4, 1944. North Africa-The flexible fingers of WAC in North Africa designed fashionable cones, stars and paper chains for their Christmas trees, and painted other decorations of the same color for their Christmas trees. (From left to right) Pfc. Iva Hess, Washington, DC; Pvt. Marguerite Carnal, De Calabar, Illinois; Corp. Theda McNall, Silver Spring, MD; Pfc. Mildred Ayres, Koss, Texas; Pfc. Ruth Ringenn, Peoria, Illinois; Lieutenant Sara Kruskall, Boston, Massachusetts and Pfc. Lucille Smith from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Image source: ACME photo, Charles Seawood, War Pool reporter;
Shakedown Cruise, 1/26/1944. AT SEA-An important part of training for maritime combatants is the trial cruise, during which embryonic sailors can try their sea legs, become familiar with their crew, and learn how to operate their ships. Here are some naval soldiers in white clothes going out for a stable cruise. Although every inch of standing space in this part of the ship has been used, only a part of the crew of the ship is shown. Image source: ACME's US Navy photos;
Taps From Good, 1/18/1944. Solomon—the last time a percussion was heard for him, a group of warriors paid tribute to Solomon's fallen companion somewhere. The stretcher was placed on his grave, and the saluting man's face was written realizing that he would have nowhere to go. Image source: ACME's official photos of the US Navy;
The Americans "persist in", January 22, 1944. Italy-The dead American soldiers were covered in brushes and clothes by French rescue forces, and they marveled that these hunks could "hold on" the bombed mountains above the Cassino Valley. According to reports, the enemy's mortar fire destroyed almost every square yard of the slope, and it seems that the missing crew member directly hit their position. When this photo was taken, the US Fifth Army was holding a funeral party. Image source: ACME;
So the cripple may walk again, January 20, 1944. Mare Island, California-SC Blankenship, Alum Creek 3/c, West Virginia, a ship’s cook, pharmacist Mate JJ McFado is an orthopedic technician who installs prosthetic legs at the U.S. Navel Hospital on Clive Mare Island. On the shelf The temporary leg will enable the sailor to walk, and he received Vella Lavella on December 2nd less than 6 weeks after he was amputated due to his injury. Later, a plastic and steel leg will replace the temporary artificial leg. Credit: Acme;
Fighting in the downpour, January 18, 1944. Gloucester Point, New Britain-Although tropical downpours have sprung up like mushrooms, soaking fighter jets and their equipment, our Marines are still fighting for Gloucester Point. His uniform was affixed to his body, and a Leatherneck crew member raised his hand to signal to the personnel operating the 75mm howitzer to fire. Credit: -WP- (ACME photo taken by Frank Prist, Jr. for the War Picture Pool);
Rest and cruise, 1/26/1944. At sea-an important part of the training of sea combatants is stable cruising. During this process, embryonic sailors can try their sea legs, become familiar with their crew, and learn how to operate their ships. Here, the six-inch cannon exploded in smoke and flames and was piloted by naval fighter jets for a stable cruise. Image source: Official photos of the US Navy provided by Acme;
The Danes destroy the Nazi machine shop, January 20, 1944. Copenhagen-Rebellious Danish workers sneaked away from their Nazi factory guards and blew up a large area of the Pindstoftes machinery factory in Copenhagen. In this photo approved by Germany, the three stories above seem to have been blown up. Credit (ACME Radiophoto);
Denmark's response to Nazi rule, January 20, 1944. Copenhagen-In the process of publicly rebelling against the Nazis, the Danes turned the interior of the Johannesen and Lund Machinery Company in Copenhagen into ruins. German censorship allowed this photo of the destroyed war factory. Credit (ACME Radiophoto);
The death attacked their partner, January 19, 1944. Italy-American soldiers took off their helmets in front of the body of an American engineer who was killed while removing a landmine. Note the hole in the left foreground. He has been clearing a road through the minefield so that others can move on safely. It exploded while he was working. Credit Line (ACME);
The Nazi Pirates Reunion, January 20, 1944. A German long-range reconnaissance plane and a Nazi U-shaped submarine were patrolling and attacking the Allied channel. In this photo just received from a neutral source, they met "somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean." Credit Line (ACME);
On January 20, 1944, Canadians wiped out the Nazis in Ortona. Ortona, Italy-Canadian tanks and infantry marched through the torn streets of Ortona, Italy, in the final stage of a five-day fierce street fighting to seize the Adriatic from German control. Coastal towns. The dead Nazis scattered on the street were identified as belonging to the enemy paratrooper regiment. Credit Line (ACME);
The war hit Mignano, January 20, 1944. Italy-American forces are advancing on a blocked and destroyed road in Mignano, Italy, which is now only the remains of a village leading to Cassino. The enemy monitored our actions from a vantage point in the mountains behind and launched a violent short-term counterattack. Credit: Acme;
Slave Labor in the Empire, January 20, 1944. One of the first operations after the Germans took over northern Italy was to collect thousands of able-bodied Italian men and women and send them to the Empire to work in the Nazi war factory. In this photo, today received from a neutral source in New York, a group of Italians went to a German labor camp. Credit: Acme;
Yonkers report, 1/22/1944. The Italian 5th Army-just finished their dive bombing mission and supported the Allied forces to launch a new offensive behind the German defense line south of Rome. Two Yankee Air Force soldiers reported to Colonel de Newton (left). The American pilots are: Lieutenant Frank David (middle) and Lieutenant Fred Dorsch. Image source: photos taken by the U.S. Signal Corps from Acme via OWI;
A valley full of war, January 22, 1944. Italy-When the 5th Army fought against Cassino, German and Allied shells filled the Ori Valley with smoke and deafening sounds. When we were fighting to seize territory from the Nazis, American dive bombers added explosives from time to time. Credit: Acme;
The old Italian woman is a volunteer spy, January 22, 1944. Italy-A cunning old Italian woman carefully observed the retreating Germans planting landmines in the village of Radicose. She revealed to the Allied soldiers the location of the deadly hidden weapons. Here, she pointed to a mine carefully hidden in the rock. Credit: Acme;
Dress rehearsal for the "Rome" invasion, January 22, 1944. Italy-After an unexpected amphibious assault on German positions in Italy, the black-faced commandos shared tea and biscuits with a German prisoner of war they brought back from the raid. This may be a new attempt by the Allied forces to invade behind Rome below the enemy line. practice. British commandos, rangers, and the Fifth Army are participating in the current main attack to break the enemy’s winter line of defense. Credit: Acme;
On January 22, 1944, housewives in Berlin conducted a barter in the morning. Berlin-In order to make the photographer look cheerful, the housewives in Berlin obtained an estimate of the value of the items they wished to barter in one of the 23 "exchange" centers in the German capital. These bombed women hope to exchange them for missing items, including meat grinders, coats and shoes. The Nazis established this system to help Berliners who lost almost everything in the Allied bombing. (Photo from a neutral source.) Credit: Acme radiophoto;
Kiss the boys goodbye, January 22, 1944. With Italy's 5th Army-At dawn today (January 22), Italian civilians bid farewell to the members of the Yanke assault force who participated in the sudden landing of the German army south of Rome. The Yankees rested while waiting for the order to board the ship, and soon arrived thirty miles from home. Credit: OWI radio photo from Acme;
Wee Drop O'Christmas Cheer, January 12, 1944. Somewhere in Italy-refusing to be annoyed by the roar of artillery at the Nazi position above San Vittore, members of this gunman took turns to observe the Christmas holiday during the battle. In the foreground, three Yankees gathered around a fictitious Christmas tree, one of which was tilted into a small brown pot, cheering for Christmas. In the background, when the gun went off, their partner squatted down and covered his ears. This is the original of a radio photograph that has been repaired before. Credit: ACME.
On January 27, 1944, the Yankees proceeded cautiously in Anzio. Anzio, Italy-After the Germans were driven away by the invaders, the vigilant American soldier, holding a gun ready to use, proceeded cautiously along a street in Anzio in an instant. A dead soldier lies in front of a German jeep in the foreground. Image source: US Signal Corps Radio Telephoto-ACME.
"David Jones" acquired another Nazi submarine (#1), January 27, 1944. In a dramatic 27-hour battle "somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean," another German submarine was recently sunk by a US Navy escort aircraft carrier and three destroyer aircraft. It took 200 depth charges and a large number of shells from the "tin can" to "kill". Here, in order to avoid bombs and shells, the U-boat (bottom, in the center of the photo) swung in sharp turns, and thick black smoke was emitted from the control tower where the shells hit her. (The rest of the title is illegible).
untitled. Lagon, Italy-In the scene of continuous fierce fighting for many days, the small town of Lagon was occupied by fighters of the Fifth Army of Lieutenant General Mark Clark. The smoke of the fighting has not yet dissipated. Hundreds of local people poured in from the mountain and returned. Their home. ACME correspondent Bert Brandt (Bert Brandt) produced this series for the War Picture Pool, documenting their tragic return to the destroyed building. All non-combatants, these men, women, and children find that war is a very personal experience, which makes them have a deep and severe hatred of the Germans. An old man from the New York Bureau who was kicked out of his home in protest and was beaten by the Germans was lifted from the mountain and lay on a stretcher. His wife leaned on the 65-year-old Italian and told American soldiers that her husband would never walk again. Image source: ACME photo, taken by War Pool reporter Bert Brandt.
The return of the aborigines, 1/1/1944. Lagon, Italy-These locals came down from the hill where they hid during the fighting and found a dead Nazi soldier on the road. An Italian woman carrying a mule full of her belongings, her face twisted by hatred, carefully avoiding the fallen Nazis. Image source: WP (ACME photo, taken by War Pool reporter Bert Brandt);
The return of the aborigines, 1/1/1944. LAGON, Italy-An Italian boy helped his weak grandmother walk along the gravelly rocky street to their bomb-blasted home, which was completely destroyed by the retreating Nazi army. Image source: ACME photos taken by Bert Brandt, correspondent of the War Picture Pool.
Yanks acquired Musso's armored vehicle, January 25, 1944. Naples, Italy-This luxurious, super armored and armed railway was given to Mussolini by Hitler (of course in the "good old days"!). When the Allies drove them out of the Naples area, the Germans tried to sabotage it-but the Yankees were too fast for them and captured the "defense Pullman." It has been used as a mobile anti-aircraft gun mount and is used by 10 American crew members in a luxurious residence designed for Mussolini. Here, Yanks uses quadruple guns installed at both ends of the car during the practice alarm. Image source: US Signal Force photos from ACME.
Britain's "blind" approach to enemy mines, January 20, 1944. Italy-a device called "Moascar Stocks"-a fence with burlap shielding holes for weapons-allowed British fighter jets to "feel" enemy mines that they might have to dismantle in the dark. In the four-day school in Italy, the instructors looked at the hands of the students. Credit: (ACME);
Ocean Champions, 1/28/1944. The evening sun is shining obliquely on the flight deck of a 25,000-ton Essex-class aircraft carrier, and in the distance, a 35,000-ton South Dakota-class modern U.S. Navy warship is performing a task force mission somewhere in the Central Pacific. For the first time, the Navy revealed the actual combat scenes of a powerful new combat unit of aircraft carrier warships pursuing the Japanese army. Credit (Official US Navy photo from ACME);
French women on the front line, 1/1/1944. French women on the front lines of the Italian front-line ambulance drivers on the front lines of the Italian Fifth Army wore clothes that were not much different from those worn by these women. Two French daughters Naneu Calas (left) and Cecille Gedgeon stopped to chew chocolate bars in an Italian village. The photo was broadcast from Algiers to New York on January 1. Image source: OWI RADIOPHOTO from ACME.
No chance, January 28, 1944. British soldiers prepared a "surprise party" for any Nazi snipers who might be hiding in this "somewhere in Italy" building. Their guns were ready, and Tommy's family climbed to the door, and one stayed behind the stone wall in the foreground. Credit: ACME.
Channel victim claimed by the Nazis, January 27, 1944. According to the German caption in this photo received through a neutral source, two American pilots were on their rubber rafts and one crew member was injured. The Nazis said that American planes were shot down in the English Channel and these people were captured. Credit: ACME.
Take "Railway" from "Railway", January 19, 1944. Italy-Allied engineers tore up the railway and built a road to the German troops on the Porchia and Trocchio mountains. Here, the U.S. military used air-raid shelters to be built by the Germans. The rails and sleepers of the railway are located on the right bank. Today, the Allied forces crossed the important Galligliano River and built a strong bridgehead on the north bank. Image source: ACME's American signal company RADIOTELEPHOTO.
A little bit of food-her dinner, January 19, 1944. San Pietro, Italy-An elderly Italian grandmother was beaten in the ruins of her home in San Pietro. She separated some food from the dust and rubble, trying to gather enough food. San Pietro is the bloodiest battle scene in the entire Italian campaign. Today, the Allied forces have crossed the Galligliano River and established a stable bridgehead on the north bank. Image source: ACME PHOTO for the War Photo Gallery by Bert Brandt, from Army Radiotelephoto.
Roosevelt's doughnut, January 19, 1944. Italy-Col. President Roosevelt’s son Elliott Roosevelt (far left) was offered doughnuts and coffee by a girl from the American Red Cross near the front line in Italy. Image source: RED CROSS PHOTO via OWI RADIOTELEPHOTO.
The treasure hunt, January 19, 1944. Berlin-Residents of Berlin are trying to rescue everything from the bombed ruins of the German capital. According to the German caption attached to this photo broadcast by radio from Stockholm this morning, the salvagers focused on doors, windows, iron beams, bathtubs, sinks, furnaces and stoves, which can be used in repairable houses or as scrap use. Here, a group of Berliners are inspecting a batch of salvaged stoves. Image source: ACME RADIOPHOTO.
It collided with the Nazis in the air on January 28, 1944. First lieutenant Thomas Smith of Madeira, California explained some breathtaking facts to his flight leader, first lieutenant Robert L. Highsmith of Lombardy, Illinois. Driving his P-38 Lightning, he collided with a Nazi fighter in mid-air, scraped off the correct engine and ignited it, and then cut the tail boom in half. After flying in the air for two hours, when the second engine failed, Lieutenant Smith landed the crashed plane in a wheat field adjacent to his base. Image source: SIGNAL CORPS radio telephone from ACME.
Italy captured the Germans, January 5, 1944. Bosnia-A few months ago, when their country surrendered and joined hands with us, we no longer saw photos of Italian prisoners taken by the Allies. The Italians are now captured by their former ally, the Nazis. According to the German description, this is the assembly station of the Badoglio army captured in Bosnia. Photos broadcast from Stockholm. Image source: ACME RADIOPHOTO.
We destroyed the Nazi viaduct in Italy, January 4, 1944. Italy-A US bomb blew up an important Nazi railway line in Recco, Italy, just like the US military was on a viaduct. The resulting chaos caused a long delay in the transportation of important supplies for the Battle of Rome by Germany. Image source: ACME's radio photos of the American Signal Corps.
Onions will not make the Germans burst into tears, January 4, 1944. Italy-Behind the front in Italy, Nazi prisoners of war performed KP duties with a smile, even though they were peeling onions for soup. Many captured German soldiers came to the POW camp with leaflets, which were fired by Allied guns and described the treatment they would receive after surrendering.
Camouflage, January 6, 1944. Somewhere in Italy—Heavy Snow provided a disguise for the Italian front as a Pfc. Charles P. Nelson of Caldwell, New Jersey removes snow from shells at a garbage dump in the Pozzili area. Image source: SIGNAL CORPS RADIOTELEPHOTO from ACME.
They delivered a fatal blow, January 3, 1944. The five smiling torpedo crews were crew members of the British ship HMS Jamaica, who sent the last torpedo into the disaster-stricken Nazi battleship Scharnhorst during the naval battle on the northern coast of Norway last week. Photo broadcast from London to New York on January 3, 1944. Image source: ACME RADIOPHOTO.
Personal revenge, January 14, 1944. Maybe this FW190 is violently attacking the burning flying fortress (middle, bottom). It was assembled at the aircraft factory in Oschersleben, where the B-17 had just laid its eggs. In the spectacular airstrike on January 11, when we almost destroyed three fighter assembly plants, as the smoking bombers fell, the Nazi fighters began to kill. Image source: US Air Force photos from SIGNAL CORPS TELEPHOTO of ACME RADIOPHOTO.
Scharnhorst survived on January 3, 1944. Just rescued from the sea by the crew of the HMS Duke of York, these Nazi sailors (in the middle, without a hat) did not seem to be saddened by the loss of their ship, the German battleship Scharnhorst. They were one of the few Nazi seafarers who survived shelling, torpedo attacks and sinking of ships. This photo was broadcast today from London to New York on January 3, 1944. Image source: ACME RADIOPHOTO.
On January 8, 1944, she brought home the happy Warriors. At the East Coast Port-On January 5, the US Army hospital ship Arcadia took her precious cargo into the East Coast port and brought a group of injured but happy Yankees back to their homeland. The ship was carrying wounded people from North Africa, Italy and Europe. They were taken to hospital for treatment as soon as they disembarked. Credit: ACME.
On January 5, 1944, the Prato code rose in the smoke. Prato, Italy-When the high explosives that attacked the American B-26 bombers found their tracks, a shaft oil field and marshalling station in Prato rose in the thick smoke, and the fire was so high that he thought It will "join us up to 10,000 feet." Image source: SIGNAL CORPS RADIOTELEPHOTO from ACME.
Five tombs on the Roman Road, January 5, 1944. Vanafro, Italy-Five crosses huddled together, marking the final resting place of the Nazi fighters who died on the road to Rome, these fighters trying to stop the Allied attack in Vanafro. Two American soldiers stopped to inspect the grave. From left to right: Liebing. Reno F. Fiate of Bristol, Conn.; and M/Sgt. Robert Heller of New York City. Image source: American Signal Army Radio Telephone-ACME.
The bomb disappeared on January 5, 1944. Prato, Italy-The bomb that struck Prato from the American B-26 medium bomber galloped across the Italian sky and flew towards the town's marshalling station. Moments later, when our explosives found their Axis target, smoke and flames covered the entire area. Image source: SIGNAL CORPS RADIOTELEPHOTO from ACME.
Pain, January 5, 1944. With the Fifth Army-Wounded while fighting the Allied Fifth Army on the Italian front, a French Gumir made a painful face when he was carried from an ambulance to an emergency dressing station behind the battle line. The photo was sent by radio from Algiers to New York on January 5, 1944. Image source: OWI-ACME photos of stars and stripes.
The Yankees mascot, January 5, 1944. On the front line of the Fifth Army, the only member of his family who survived the Avalin bombing, ten-year-old Mautoni was adopted by the Americans of the Fifth Army. Strictly speaking, the "GI" in costume and conversation, the little boy got errand instructions from Lieutenant Anderson Smith of Barnesville, Georgia. Credit: OWI RADIOPHOTO from ACME;
Share his luck, 1/5/1944. In front of Italy-Pfc. Paul Sugalski of Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania, shared a Christmas fruit cake that had just been taken out of the mail bag with his US Fifth Army partner. From left to right: Pfc. Walter Summerdeck, Central Falls, Rhode Island; Captain. Walter Hammer, Brooklyn, New York; Pfc. George Denmeade of Stratus, Ohio; Pfc. Sugarski; Pfc. Arthur Smith, Providence, Rhode Island; Sergeant Jeff D. Dermid, Jr., Asheville, North Carolina; Pvt. Leonard Hickey, Glen Falls, New York Falls); Pfc. Vincent Cavallario, Watertown, NY; partly hidden by the rightmost gun, Clyde Fitzpatrick of Ganado, Texas. Credit: ACME;
Mountaineering Nazis, 1/16/1944. Yugoslavia-These Nazi fighters did not perform well against the Yugoslav guerrillas led by General Tito, and encountered a lot of trouble in the terrain where the guerrillas forced them to fight. For these Germans, it was a slippery and dangerous trip because they stumbled through the snowy mountains of Montenegro. The photos were obtained from neutral sources. Credit: ACME.
The slick journey of the Nazis, January 16, 1944. Yugoslavia-A German scout dog slid around on snow-covered rocks, following his Nazi master through the highlands of Montenegro, where General Tito's guerrillas created a huge heat for the fascist forces. Photos obtained from a neutral source. Credit: ACME.
Kiel raid, January 17, 1944. Germany-In an attack on January 5, the 8th Air Force Flying Fortress and the Liberator dropped thousands of incendiary bombs on the German U-boat and the center of the shipyard, and billowing smoke rose from the bombing of Kiel.
Go to David Jones' locker, January 19, 1944. North Atlantic-This is the Army freighter Nevada. The photo is of her last few minutes cutting the deck of the Comanche by the Coast Guard. Last month, the Comanche managed to rescue 29 survivors from the shipwreck, which sank in strong winds off the North Atlantic coast. 34 people were killed, including the commander of the Nevada and Captain George P. Turiga of Beacon, New York. (Official Coast Guard Photo-ACME);
The prisoner smiles, January 18, 1944. Somewhere in Italy-a French girl ambulance driver serving in the Italian Fifth Army won the smiles of these German soldiers captured by the French army. The Nazis, abandoned by their comrades, thanked the charity workers of the Allied Forces for their kindness. Photos broadcast from Algiers today (January 18). Image source: Acme Radiophoto;
Covering Union Beach near Rome, January 25, 1944. A [sic] aircraft of the US Army Air Force made a protective flight at a location south of Rome, where the Allied forces bypassed the German forces in the Cassino area for a new landing. In the distance you can see the resupply and reinforcement ships landing in the United States and Britain. Today, the Germans handed over Cassino to the Allied forces. Image source: Acme photo taken by Charles Seawood for the War Picture Pool, telephoto taken by Army radio;
Widely open and a lot of danger, 1/29/1944. Nettuna, Italy-The 5th Army moved a few miles inland from the beachhead they established near Nettuno, to Rome. The flat plain is the battlefield where the Allied forces are advancing slowly but surely towards their goal. Image source: Acme photo taken by Bert Brandt, from Signal Corps Radiotelephoto;
Death on the Road to Rome, January 18, 1944. Serrasolo, Italy-When the Nazis hurriedly retreated in the Serrasolo area, his comrades who fled left the German soldier to the Allies for burial. The dead were discovered by Lieutenant Colonel HI Ketchum (left) and Colonel RL Johnson of the Field Artillery Battalion in Abbotsford, Wisconsin, on a reconnaissance mission. Image source: Acme’s Signal Corps Radiotelephoto;
Hitler's headache close-up, January 9, 1944. Germany-As the bomb bay door opened, a flying fortress galloped past somewhere in Germany, preparing to lay down the burden of death and destruction on Hitler's war-producing territory. A few seconds after taking this photo, the bomb screamed and flew towards the ground, once again sounding the alarm for Hitler's death march. This extraordinary photo was taken during a recent raid on the US Eighth Air Force Liberator and Fortress. Image source: Acme;
Pyre for prisoners’ funeral, January 18, 1944. Somewhere in Italy-this burning truck became a funeral pyre for German prisoners of war who were being imprisoned when the truck was bombed and strafed by Nazi planes. The body of one of the prisoners who tried to escape from the burning truck can be seen in the lower left. Credit (U.S. Signal Corps Radio Telephoto-ACME);
The return of the aborigines, 1/1/1944. Lagon, Italy-After many days of fierce fighting, the small town of Lagon was captured by the soldiers of the Fifth Army of Lieutenant General Mark Clark. The smoke of the battle had not yet dissipated. Hundreds of locals swarmed from the mountain. Go back to their home. Acme correspondent Bert Brandt (Bert Brandt) for the War Picture Pool (War Picture Pool) produced this series of records of their tragic return to the ruined building. Nonetheless, all these men, women, and children’s non-combatants found that war was a very personal experience: this experience made them cherish a deep and cruel hatred of the Germans. In the New York Bureau, her family used a simple stretcher to lift an old woman from the mountain. The woman's face reflected the pain caused by the bumpy journey. Credit-WP-(Acme photo of Bert Brandt, war pool correspondent);
What is the death of a mule? 1/3/1944. Italy, Ortona-this mule can be indifferent, this Italian pack animal stares at the body of a German corporal. Also indifferent to death is Pvt. GM Dodds from Middleville, Ontario, tamed the animal on the porch of a church in Ortona, Italy Captured by the Germans. Credit (OWI Radiophoto from ACME);
German prisoner, January 16, 1944. Somewhere in Russia-two Soviet guerrillas and an old woman who rounded up with them wearily followed their Nazi prisoners, who took them to the headquarters for "interrogation." In the battle as the rear of the German army, they were all seriously injured. The prisoners knew that they could not expect any mercy from Hitler's men. They would cringe at the mention of the Soviet guerrillas. Photos obtained from neutral sources. Credit Line (ACME);
January 16, 1944, under the sun. Berlin-I am glad to find myself alive after another violent night attack in Berlin. The civilians crawled tiredly from the air-raid shelter to the cold, desolate morning. Hurrying through the broken streets, no one will breathe easily before reaching a home that may have been razed to the ground by Allied bombs. Photos obtained from neutral sources. Credit Line (ACME);
Wine cellar shoppers, January 16, 1944. Berlin-Shopping in the basement of a Berlin store, these German women are not bargaining. This is almost the only place where they can shop in the city where the bomb exploded. The retail store owners have rescued as much as possible from the piles of bombed stores and have moved to their cellars, where they still sell products to a limited number of customers. Credit Line (ACME);
Suspected of hoarding, January 15, 1944. Palermo, Italy - The Sicilian landowner strongly protested against the inspection of his storage box by officials of the Allied military government in Palermo on suspicion of hoarding wheat. However, AMG, which is responsible for evenly distributing food among civilians in the occupied territories, continued the search-and found that the suspect had only declared one-third of his wheat supply. The wheat was confiscated and transported to a central storage box. Later, the jury found the owner guilty of hoarding, and the confiscation became permanent. Credit Line –WP – (ACME);
Mitchells reports on Gloucester Landing, January 26, 1944. This photo released in the United States today shows that the B-25 Mitchell bomber of the U.S. Army’s 5th Air Force landed after the Allied forces landed and covered the Allied landing craft to land at Cape Gloucester, New Britain Island in the Southwest Pacific. Rabaul, an important base on the island, is gradually approaching the Japanese. Image source: (U.S. Army and Air Force photos from ACME);
A sinister section of "Roman Road" on January 29, 1944. Nettuno, Italy-The 5th Army Infantry Patrol had good reason to feel lonely and unprotected as it crossed a bridge on the Mussolini Canal leading to German territory. This is an action that may never go down in history, but these people will remember it for life. Credit (Acme photo by Bert Brandt, from Signal Corps Radiotelephoto);
Tracking the Nazis, January 29, 1944. Nettuno, Italy-Before advancing, the Fifth Army tanks left their armored vehicles and scanned the plains near Nettuno, Italy, looking for any signs of a completely unexpected enemy of the Allied amphibious landing in southern Rome. They parked the war machine in the canyon of the Mussolini Canal Zone on the new front.
One of our losses, January 31, 1944. Washington, DC - American soldiers are inspecting the wreckage of a Spitfire that crashed into a small building in the town of Attreseria near Anzio, Italy. Picture source (U.S. Army Signal Corps Radiotelephoto from Acme);
The return of the aborigines, 1/1/1944. Lagon, Italy-After many days of fierce fighting, the small town of Lagon was occupied by fighters from the Fifth Army of Lieutenant General Mark Clark. The smoke of the battle has not yet dissipated. Hundreds of locals swarmed back from the mountain. . Their home. The grief of their tragic return to this destroyed building is recorded in this series, which was produced by Acme correspondent Bert Brandt for the War Picture Pool. Nonetheless, all these men, women, and children’s non-combatants found war to be a very personal experience: this experience made them cherish a deep and severe hatred of the Germans. A child in the New York Bureau rode on his father's shoulders. His mother walked on crutches when the family came back from the mountain. On the left is Lieutenant Harry McKinnon of Charlotte, North Carolina, who is in charge of a team of combat engineers.
The Nazis surrendered, 1/27/1944. Netono, Italy-A pair of Nazis raised their hands up and surrendered to Netono's Fifth Army soldiers. Our soldiers arrived in the town shortly after they suddenly landed in Anzio, Italy. Image source: US Signal Corps radio telephoto from Acme;
Concrete shelter, January 27, 1944. Anzio, Italy-The retreating Germans erected these concrete blocks in Anzio to block the roads, but when our soldiers entered the town, they served the American army. These neighborhoods provided cover for the Yankees to fire on the Nazis. On the right, a soldier is holding a bazooka. Image source: US Signal Corps radio telephoto from Acme;
Shakedown Cruise, 1/31/1944. At sea-An important part of the training of sea combatants is stable cruising. In the process, embryonic sailors try their sea legs, get acquainted with their crew, and learn how to operate their ships. In this dramatic photo, a 40mm gun group composed of naval fighter jets is performing their stable cruise, taking action against a fictitious enemy. Image source: (Official US Navy photo from ACME);
Hitler's Hummel-Hummel gun, January 7, 1944. In the southeastern Balkans-this pair of photos from a neutral source shows the new Hummel-Hummel guns that the Nazis have just installed on the southeast coast of the Balkans, and the shells of the guns are fired at the water level. The shells then ejected on the water and flew towards the enemy landing craft.
Nazi "rocket" batteries in action, January 20, 1944. An incendiary rocket left the barrel of an electric three-purpose gun. This is one of the German shells "somewhere on the Russian front". In the background of the photo just received from a neutral source, three other "rocket" guns can be seen. Today, despite the stubborn German resistance, the Soviet army has occupied Novgorod in the north and is still advancing in Ukraine. Credit Line (ACME);
The road to Rome was cleared on January 26, 1944. Anzio, Italy-A US Army crane hoisted a 300-pound Tronite explosive from a spot on the beach of Anzio. The Germans hoped to use it to kill Allied invaders. Now, a large number of people and supplies are flooding Anzio and other bridgeheads south of Rome, and the Allied forces are pushing inward to cut off the retreat of the Nazis trapped in the south. (Approved by the examiner) Credit: The Stars and Stripes photos are from OWI Radiophoto of ACME;
Yonkers, speaking of the Nazis, January 27, 1944. At sea-German subtitles, along with this photo obtained from a neutral source, say that these people(?) life rafts are American pilots and they are drawing from the burning wreckage of their sunken plane. Soon after, they were picked up by a Nazi seaplane.
Trio-Hitler, Musso, Yonkers, January 25, 1944. Naples, Italy-This luxurious, super armored and armed train carriage was given to Mussolini by Hitler (PS: In the "Better Past"). It was built in Germany and has a luxurious living area in the center of the car, with four gun mounts at each end. When the Germans were driven out of the Naples area, they tried to destroy it, but the Yankees were too fast for them. It is now a mobile anti-aircraft gun stand, operated by 10 American crew members who live in a luxurious dormitory designed for Mussolini. Here (from left to right, clockwise around the gun) is: Sergeant. John T. Adams of ST. Louis, Missouri; Pvt. Joseph N. Schan, Padisville, Pennsylvania; S. Lolrich, Denver, CO; and Cpl. Albert E. Nickel of Chicago, Illinois. These men showed off all members of an airborne machine gun battalion during the practice alert. Image source: OWI Radiophoto of the US Signal Corps from ACME;
Cold Turkey, January 27, 1944. In a recent raid on the Nip base, two bombs on an aircraft of the U.S. Army’s 5th Air Force supported the stern of a 3,000-ton Japanese cargo plane parked in Port Wewak on the north coast of New Guinea. Other bomb attacks can be seen along the shore facility (top of the photo). The American plane sank an enemy transport plane and a freighter in the attack. Image source: US Army Air Force photos from ACME;
Rice provided to Chinese fighters in Myanmar on January 31, 1941. Myanmar-A parachute containing a rice container for a Chinese army trained by the United States fighting on the front lines of Myanmar fell from a transport plane. Note that there are a large number of chutes on the ground. (Approved by the examiner.) Credit: ACME photos were taken by Frank Cancellare for the War Picture Pool;
Nipple captured by a Chinese in Burma, January 31, 1944. Myanmar-Three blindfolded Japanese were taken to the rear by Chinese soldiers after being captured on the front lines in northern Myanmar, where the Chinese army, which is well-trained and equipped with American equipment, is fighting the Japanese. Note the modern American combat helmets worn by the soldiers (the fifth from the right and the fifth from the right). (Approved by the examiner.) Credit: ACME photos were taken by Frank Cancellare for the War Picture Pool;
On January 31, 1944, a Chinese on the front line in Myanmar was injured. Myanmar - Two Chinese men carried an injured companion to a dressing station "somewhere on the front line of Myanmar" on a simple stretcher made of bamboo poles. Note the huge American-made transport plane in the background. (Approved by the examiner.) Credit: ACME photos were taken by Frank Cancellare for the War Picture Pool;
There is no concrete road to China, January 25, 1944. Myanmar-The twists and turns, dazzling dust and cut-off embankments plague drivers who wind through Lido Road into Myanmar, and the "highway" is pushed by American engineers, just like Yankee and Chinese soldiers can clear Japan As fast as the human area. In the offensive since December 26, Stilwell's forces are pushing the enemy towards Taihpa Ga. Image source: ACME photos taken by Frank Cancellare, correspondent of the war pool;
The aircraft carrier shot down a Japanese torpedo plane, January 1, 1944. A billowing cloud of smoke marks the grave of a Japanese torpedo aircraft that was shot down by heavy artillery fire from a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. After the United States attacked the Marshall Islands on December 4, 1943, the 25,000-ton Essex-class ship was attacked by low-flying Japanese torpedo aircraft. Image source: ACME's US Navy photos;
The general cools his dog, January 18, 1944. New Britain – Major General WH Rupertus has a foolproof way to heal foot pain. After a day of trekking with his troops on the front lines of New Britain, he took the barking puppy in a cool sea bath-removing the dirt he had collected during his travels. Credit line-WP-(Frank Priest's ACME photo, Jr is the war picture pool);
Won his reservation, 1/26/1944. Washington, DC: During the invasion of Gloucester Point, New Britain, a captured Japanese helped the Coast Guard wipe the deck of the LST. He was taken to a base camp. Credit (US Coast Guard photo from ACME);
A Japanese ship caught fire in Hong Kong port, January 21, 1944. Hong Kong, China-This 520-foot-long Japanese merchant fleet burned in the middle of the ship, emitting thick smoke from the front and back of the bridge, and was the 14th victim of the US Air Force’s attack on the Hong Kong port. The ship was shattered by the impact of B-25 Mitchells. Credit (Photo from ACME by the US Army Aviation);
Attack, 1/4/1944. In a December raid on the Marshall Islands, six bloodthirsty Japanese torpedo planes whizzed past during their deadly mission, when this sensational series was being produced while attacking an American aircraft carrier. A magnified film made by a U.S. Navy photographer. The sequence tells what happened when one of the six attackers passed on the top of the United States. The attacker on the wing, the crew saw a stream of flames on the plane. In the bottom photo, the torpedo bomber yaw and the wings fell off. Credit limit (from ACME’s official photo of the US Navy);
untitled. 1/4/1944. In a December raid on the Marshall Islands, six bloodthirsty Japanese torpedo planes whizzed past during their deadly mission, when this sensational series was being produced while attacking an American aircraft carrier. A magnified film made by a U.S. Navy photographer. The sequence tells what happened when one of the six attackers passed on the top of the United States. The attacker on the wing, the crew saw a stream of flames on the plane. In the bottom photo, the torpedo bomber yaw and the wings fell off. Credit limit (from ACME’s official photo of the US Navy);
untitled. 1/4/1944. Fires flashed across the sky, and the downed airship swooped toward the sea under a gust of wind. In the photo at the bottom, the bomber has disappeared into the water, leaving only a thick cloud of black smoke to mark its grave. In the background, a U.S. destroyer is speeding toward the scene at the end of the plane. Credit Line (Official photos of the US Navy from ACME);
The Japanese cannot see its "beauty", January 21, 1944. New Britain-The almost perfectly aligned white smoke tells the success story of the precision bombing of Gloucester Point by the U.S. Army's Fifth Air Force B-24 and B-25 when the Marines were stationed. The milky white plume of smoke has a background of flames and thick smoke covering the Pacific coastline.
Jungle Novelty Store, January 6, 1944. Guadalcanal-Japanese soldiers unknowingly provided "novel products" to this unique trade shop run by a marine on Guadalcanal. The owner, Captain Robert A. Wicks (right) of Urbana, Illinois, decorated the trophy he picked up on the battlefield with Japanese flags and Japanese characters. . Andrejka of Chicago, Illinois, inspecting the beautifully decorated Japanese canteen. ; On Captain Andreka’s shoulder, "Coco" is almost invisible. This is a kind of possum found on the island that is easy to tame.
Rising-Ho, January 6, 1944. Sedor, New Guinea-Just off the LST, this jeep was bumping on the beach in Sedor, New Guinea. Just after landing, a group of American soldiers escorted the car through the rough road to the newly paved road mat. Credit (Signal Corps Radio Telephoto from ACME);
Main action, 1/6/1944. Makin Island-In an operation aimed at destroying all Japanese machine gun lairs, Navy dive bombers dropped large amounts of explosives on two old ships near the Achong Pier in Butari Tari Lagoon, Makin Atoll. One of the ships emits heavy smoke. Makin was occupied by the 165th Infantry Unit of the 27th Division, formerly the 69th Infantry Division of New York. Credit (Photo of the Signal Army is from ACME);
Attacked a Japanese cargo ship on January 1, 1944. A navy photo reconnaissance plane returned to the base with this photo as evidence that it attacked a Japanese cargo ship in the Marshall Island area. The Liberator was only 100 feet above the hull and did not carry bombs. The ship was filled with 50-caliber artillery. Please note that the ship’s front gun is unmanned, which indicates that the aircraft caught the crew by surprise. Credit Line (Official photos of the US Navy from ACME);
Mount Gloucester corner injured, 1/19/1944. New Britain-The U.S. Coast Guard has just completed the bow door of this Coast Guard manned LST (landing ship, tank) that ran aground on Gloucester Point, New Britain, and is now borrowing the wounded from the ambulance onto the loading ramp The officer’s ward at LST was transformed into an emergency hospital. Picture source (United States Coast Guard photo);
Our latest tablet, January 13, 1944. The newest member of our Navy’s expanding flat-top fleet-one of nine 10,000-ton independent-class cruisers converted to aircraft carriers. Combining the speed of cruisers with the lethal strike capability of modern aircraft carriers, they added another heavy strike force to the U.S. Navy forces that are now bombing the enemy, and they recently carried out a crushing strike on Japanese bases from Wake to Rabaul . Credit Line (Official U.S. Navy Photo of ACME);
Closed, but there are no American landing ships, January 10, 1944. When the Japanese bomb fell between the two ships assisting in the invasion of Cape Gloucester, New Britain, the crew of the two Coast Guard manned ships breathed a sigh of relief. The ships were packed with marines and equipment, and they were all ready to go ashore. Image source (Photo of the US Coast Guard is from ACME;
On January 8, 1944, the Japanese warbird crashed at the Cape of Good Hope. Gloucester Point, New Britain-Three Japanese aircraft attempting to attack the Coast Guard and the naval manned LST that invaded Gloucester Point left only a thin column of black smoke. The fire burns at the far left, middle, and far right of the photo, marking the location where the unfortunate assailant plunged into the sea. Credit Line (US Coast Guard photo from ACME);
Inexperienced drivers do not need to apply, January 25, 1944. Myanmar-The leader of the convoy encountered what the driver said was a "difficulty" on the Ledo supply road to China, and a caterpillar came to rescue the convoy. This rugged and tortuous road was built by American engineers. So far, it is a "dead end" road with Japanese as roadblocks. Image source (ACME photo, Frank Cancellare, war pool correspondent);
Shakedown Cruise, 1/26/1944. At sea-An important part of the training of sea combatants is stable cruising. In the process, embryonic sailors try their sea legs, get acquainted with their crew, and learn how to operate their ships. The Navy stipulates that they dry the bedding once a week, and follow the rules during their stable cruise, stringing their bedding aside. Image source: (Official US Navy photo from ACME);
Shelling of the Nazis, 1/17/1944. On the Russian front-when the Russians were fighting in the snowy forest, a heavy Soviet gun bombarded the enemy's communication lines, making the Nazis in the Vitebsk region hot. The photo was broadcast from Moscow to New York today (January 17). Image source: ACME Radiophoto;
Accelerating towards the Nazi route, January 17, 1944. The Ukrainian front line-Soviet self-propelled artillery and tanks pushed tank infantry into the front line, speeding up to chase the fleeing Nazis along the snow-covered Ukrainian road. The photo was broadcast from Moscow to New York today (January 17). Image source: ACME Radiophoto;
Fritz's "Hot", January 20, 1944. In this photo just received from a neutral source, a Russian shell exploded on the guardrail of a German trench "somewhere on the southern front of Russia". The Nazi soldier in the foreground avoided dust and fragments of shells, while his comrades continued to shoot. It was announced today that Novgorod, the main city in northern Russia, has been occupied by the Germans, while the Soviet offensive in the south continues. Approved by the examiner. Credit: ACME;
On January 4, 1944, the Russian Nazis "dang backwards". Russia-Although news reports said that the Nazis "retired" in front of the Russians, in fact German soldiers trudged hard in the process of retreating westward. Here, the enemy infantry trudged deep into the ankles in the cold mud, accompanied by the mechanized wake of the Russians. The photo was sent by radio from Stockholm to New York today. Image source: ACME;
"Tell me the way home", January 4, 1944. Russia-Wounded and exhausted Nazi SS soldiers were scattered on a half-track, heading to the rest area of the bloody Russian front. They have just been freed by other war-weary fighters, bringing more retreat miles every day. The photo was sent by radio from Stockholm to New York today. Image source: ACME;
Well, they tried..., January 18, 1944. New England-A group of leather pants looked down at the bodies of Japanese soldiers as they tried to guard their pill box at all costs during the battle at Gloucester Point. Our convincing 75mm howitzer cost the enemy fighter jets. Image source: ACME photos taken by Frank Prist Jr. for the War Photo Pool;
Another zero bite dust, 1/18/1944. At sea-when the attacking Japanese zero plane missed the American target and was sent into a watering hole, Ack-ack hit again. On November 11, 1943, in the US attack on Rabaul, an aircraft carrier task force shot down 63 enemy warbirds, leaving only a thin plume of smoke in the distance. Credit limit (the official photo of the US Navy comes from ACME);
The dance of death of the Japanese cruiser, January 28, 1944. Marshall Islands-She went round and round, and the white line on the right marked her whirlpool wake, but a Yankee torpedo made a clean hit by the Japanese cruiser. On December 4, a Grumman Avengers released the Tin Fish in Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, where a U.S. Navy task force sank a frantically mobile enemy ship. Credit (Official US Navy photo from ACME);
"Diving bomber heaven, Japanese hell" – 2, 1/28/1944. Marshall Islands-In the distance from the stern of a Japanese Kuma-class light cruiser, there is a towering white feather in the distance. The American torpedo is attacking, and at the same time (upper right) you can clearly see another fired by the Grumman Avenger. The wake of a torpedo. The second torpedo passed over the bow harmlessly. This was one of the two light cruisers that sank when a naval task force attacked the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands on December 4, 1943. The enemy lost 72 aircraft and two. A light cruiser, three cargo ships and a large tanker. The other four cargo ships were hit directly and left behind by our carrier-based dive bombers, torpedoes and fighter jets to smoke. Credit (Official US Navy photo from ACME);
The treetop "calls" the Japanese, January 25, 1944. A B-25 Mitchell bomber of the U.S. Army’s 5th Air Force entered the explosive device at treetop level, while a Japanese aircraft burned violently on the Alexis Safran fighter runway above Madang on the north coast of New Guinea ( Left). The most recent raid. Credit limit (U.S. Army Air Force photos from ACME);
Tanks lead the way, January 18, 1944. New Britain-When they led our fighter jets into Gloucester Point Airport, their tank was breathing fire, followed by hump-back leather necks to take care of all Japanese snipers who might be in nearby trees. As the boys climbed over a large bomb pit created by our attackers before the big push, fighting smoke began to envelope the battlefield. Credit Line -WP- (ACME photos taken by Frank Prist, Jr for the War Picture Pool;
Sloppy Journey, January 18, 1944. Gloucester Point, New Britain-As these Marines marched through the jungle swamps and streams of Gloucester Point, only their rifles and ammunition remained dry. After landing in Cape Town, they headed to the front line, and the leather neck of the battle had to take miles and miles on this sloppy terrain before their work was completed. No credit limit is shown;
Goodbye, goodbye, zero, January 18, 1944. At sea-on November 11, 1943, in a brutal counterattack against the U.S. task force that attacked Rabaul, a thick plume of black smoke marked the puddle of the Japanese Zero Aircraft, and it fought with 63 other enemies. The plane was shot down together. Destroying a large number of warbirds, our aircraft carrier task force demonstrated its power-proving that this equipment has a huge impact. Credit limit (from ACME’s official photo of the US Navy);
ACME Correspondent and MacArthur, January 11, 1944. New Guinea-Ware correspondent Thomas L. Shafer, (left), a photographer from ACME Newspictures, Inc. and General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific, showed Shafer explaining how high-speed graphics cameras work. Credit: (ACME photo taken by Thomas L. Shafer for the War Picture Pool);
Light up, 1/7/1944. Butari Tari Island in Makin-A native of Makin holding his naked son is about to enjoy the luxury of American cigarettes while he swallows a lamp from one of his neighbors. This group of locals crowded on the rocky red beach, and the Americans who were about to occupy the beach evacuated the area. Credit line (Photo of the US Signal Corps from ACME);
Military funeral for officers and correspondents, January 11, 1944. New Guinea-US military officer, UP war correspondent Brydon Taves, and another war correspondent Harry Poague, killed in an airplane accident in New Guinea, salute the firing squad before their burial. They were buried in the American Cemetery near Port Moresby. Credit (Official US Army photo from ACME);
Baby in the woods, January 31, 1944. Gloucester Point-These two U.S. Marines quickly took advantage of the intermission of the battle at Mount 660, which was an important stronghold of the Japanese defense line near Gloucester Point, and "sacked the sacks." Here, they slept quietly under a simple shelter to withstand heavy rain. This was the 18th day of the battle for the hills, and finally fell into the fighting American Leathernecks. Credit limit (ACME photo taken by Thomas L. Shafer for the War Picture Pool);
Washing Day in New Britain, January 31, 1944. New Britain-U.S. Marine Corps Major HR Kolp of Akron, Ohio, washes in a homemade "washing machine" made from a 10-gallon fruit jar and placed on a pit fire. An agitating plunger—a can of a piece of wood at the end—clothing. Credit limit (ACME photo taken by Thomas L. Shafer for the War Picture Pool;
Ancient Museum Tools to Make Modern Armor – 2, 1/14/1944, New York City – Centuries-old tools are part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art display in New York, and are now used by armorers in the museum for World War II American pilots manufacture body and head armor. The Metropolitan Museum was selected for this work that began in August last year because it has the largest collection of ancient armorer tools in the world. The test and improvement of the body armor and helmet worn by the aircraft crew were carried out behind the steel door and kept strictly confidential. This is a fabric skull cap worn under the helmet of a modern pilot developed by the museum. On the right is an Italian helmet from the first half of the 15th century. Credit Line (ACME);
Bowless boat plows home, 1/27/1944. Alexandria, Egypt-The Greek destroyer "Adidas" was blown up by landmines in the Aegean Sea, and its bow entered Alexandria at a speed of eight knots. Formerly the British hunting-class destroyer "Border", the "half ship" sailed more than 500 miles in dangerous enemy waters. Credit Line (ACME);
Go to the new home, January 28, 1944. North Africa-Jewish refugees line up on a dock in North Africa, waiting for their turn to go to Palestine, where they will become agricultural settlers. Through the cooperation of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the British authorities and the United States Foreign Relief Office, they will find a new kind of freedom. Credit Line (ACME);
WAC swing, January 5, 1944. Algiers-S/Sgt Danny Webb of Hollywood, California and Pfc Ona Freeman of Kansas City, Missouri (both former centers) became the focus in this scene. The harem number comes from the all-soldier WAC musical comedy "Swing" WAC nun, swing "The play was staged at the Algiers Opera House, which pleased all the soldiers stationed there. Image source (ACME photos taken by Charles Westwood for the War Picture Pool, transmitted via the Signal Corps radio telephoto lens);
Japanese fresh "eggs", January 26, 1944. A bomb from a U.S. Army’s 5th Air Force plane exploded at a facility in Gloucester Point and a Japanese airport. This photo has just been released in the United States. The attack was part of the "softening" process of the Allied forces before landing on the New British Isles. After the landing took effect, American engineers immediately proceeded to repair the airport to deal with the Japanese base in Rabaul, New Britain. Image source: US Army and Air Force photos provided by ACME;
The next mission-America, January 10, 1944. North African Theater-"Desert Warrior" is a beautifully decorated Mitchell B-25 bomber of the US Army’s 9th Air Force. The war from Alamein to Sicily. The crew member sitting in the jeep is (from left to right): Sergeant. John R. Dawdy, San Antonio, Texas; Lt. Floyd R. Pond, Anadarko, Oklahoma, pilot; Capt. Ralph M. Lower, Spokane, Washington, pilot; Lieutenant TR Tate ; Lt. WO Seaman, Fresno, California; Sergeant JB Saragalo, Queens, New York; and pilot officer AA Martin, British, from Columbia, Canada. The bomb on the fairing of the Desert Warrior represents the mission performed by the ship. The map recorded the various towns and battlefields that were bombed. Image source: US Signal Corps photos from ACME.
Towards a new freedom, January 10, 1944. North African ports-These refugees were made homeless by Hitler's relentless invasion of European countries, and climbed up the gangway of a ship in North African ports. They will be taken to Palestine along with others, where they will have the opportunity to become agricultural settlers. Credit: OWI radio photo from ACME.
Head to the new home, January 10, 1944. A North African port-A refugee family was left homeless by Hitler's merciless invasion in Europe, waiting to board a ship at the North African port to take them to Palestine. There, they will have the opportunity to become agricultural settlers. Credit: OWI radio photo from ACME.
On January 22, 1944, the Soviet Union tore up Nazi fortifications in Leningrad. Russia-Russian heavy artillery blew up Nazi fortifications near Leningrad and burst into a powerful fortress built during the two and a half years of the Nazi occupation of the second largest city in the Soviet Union. The Russian text stated that "tens of thousands" of Germans were killed in the area, and the occupation of key railway junctions cut off the escape route for thousands of people. Credit: ACME Radio Photography.
On January 16, 1944, the red tanks fought day and night. Ukraine-A Soviet tank fired at enemy positions on Ukraine's first front at night, taking a spectacular picture. In 21 days of fighting on that front, Red Army troops have killed more than 100,000 Germans and have advanced 5 miles on the German front in the past 24 hours. Credit: ACME Radio Photography;
It failed in the east on January 30, 1944. Leningrad-The symbol of the much-touted German Wehrmacht defeat in the East is the long list of Leningrad Nazi prisoners of war who were recently taken prisoner when the long siege of the city was lifted. According to reports, the remaining part of the German army is fleeing to Estonia through the 30-mile bottleneck between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Peps. The Russian army advances more than 10 miles a day, sweeping the Baltic states. Credit: ACME Radio Photography;
Brief interview, 1/7/1944. Soviet Zittor-The Germans launched a counterattack against the Kiev Bulge, and when they reoccupied the devastated Zittor, they briefly tasted success. In this photo, Nazi infantrymen survey the destroyed streets of the city through neutral sources in London.
The long road to revenge, January 24, 1944. Russia-As far as the eye can see, the long column of General Vatutin's first Ukrainian army moved westward on an icy road on the Sarni Front in Poland before the war. This is the first picture taken on the 80-mile front line, where the desperately strengthened Nazi resistance is being broken. Credit: ACME.
Major Howard packs another one, January 31, 1944. England-Major James H. Howard of St. Louis, Missouri, became one of the outstanding heroes of European air warfare. When he single-handedly fought 30 Nazi fighters over Osserschleben, Germany, he shot down 6 of them. It was announced today that Major Howard is considered to be another person in the Empire. (Approved after review). Credit: ACME.
Escort for the Allied Convoy, January 13, 1944. At sea-as the fighter jets line up on the pitch flight deck, the aircraft carrier Avenger and Bit are tossing in the turbulent waters. Escorting the Allied convoy through dangerous waters, the British punt continued to advance in the stormy weather. Credit: ACME.
Skilled surgeons and soldiers in Palm Beach, January 31, 1944. Palm Beach. Florida-An injured soldier undergoes surgery at Ream General Hospital, formerly the Brewers Hotel, which has been an Army Medical Center since September last year, specializing in neuropsychiatric surgery and facial surgery. At present, about 800 men are receiving treatment there. Obviously at the instigation of local real estate and commercial interests, the army has considered broadly expanding the scope of accommodation until negotiations for returning the hotel to the original owner have begun. Credit: ACME.
The wounded waist gunman returned to base, 1/31/1944. Washington, DC: When a 20mm shell was injured when it exploded near his post, the gunner at the waist of the flying fort was being removed through the bomb bay door. The ship is on a mission to Frankfurt, with about 800 bombers taking part. Image source: Radio telephoto taken by the U.S. Army Signal Corps from ACME.
Turn off shaving, 1/31/1944. Washington, DC: A German bomb missed the target of an Allied ship near the port of Anzio, Italy. Image source: Bert Brandt's ACME photo "The AR picture pool was telephotographed by military radio."
Restoring strength in the Florida sun, January 3, 1944. Palm Beach, Florida-A group of huskies or soldiers close to the huskies are doing aerobics, which is a strange sight on the terrace of the unique Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach. The current Ream General Hospital used to be a luxury winter residence for wealthy vacationers, housing soldiers who have just returned from the war zone and soldiers wounded in American camps. If the former hotel is returned to its owner, the wounded fighter may have to find a new place to relax and grow up healthy. Credit: ACME.
The Nazis were re-captured after escaping, January 9, 1944. Wichita, Kansas-Four Nazi prisoners of war arrested near Wichita, Kansas were captured by State Highway Patrol Captains Paul Dreyscher (first from right) and Galen Bennett (left) After the capture, it seems that there is no wavering in the largest raid in the history of the area. Prisoners (from left to right) Hans Haas, 22; Alphonse Putliwitz, 19; Enno Haye, 20; 25-year-old Karl Schroder from El Kansas Escaped on a train near Dyer. Credit: ACME.
On January 13, 1944, the patient was transferred during the first large-scale flight. Temple City, Texas - After the first airlift of patients in the continental United States arrived, a large number of soldiers served as stretcher haulers and used 16 ambulances to transfer patients from the plane to the McCloskey General Hospital in Temple. Patients from Stark General Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina flew to Temple on an Air Transport Command plane. Image source: US Signal Corps photo from ACME.
Thousands of people heard Ramirez's speech, January 26, 1944. Buenos Aires, Argentina-Despite the downpour, thousands of people gathered in Plaza de Mayo in front of Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires to listen to President Ramírez’s announcement of Argentina and Axis There are several relationships between the heart state. The address is broadcast through the National Radio Network. The photo was broadcast from Buenos Aires to New York today (January 26). Image source: ACME radiophoto.
The flying nurse wears her new golden wings, January 14, 1944. Captain Juanita Redmond of the Army Nurse Corps proudly wears the golden wings of flying nurses on her national defense and Asia Pacific theater ribbons, both ribbons with theater stars. The wing has just been adopted as the logo of the Army Flight Nurse. Captain Redmond from Swansea, South Carolina also wears the Presidential Unit Credential Ribbon. The stars represent Bataan Island and Corregidor Island. She is now affiliated with the Office of the Air Force Surgeon in Washington, DC. Image source: US Army Air Force photos from ACME;
Left hand or right hand? , 1/12/1944. Chicago-In these new Army release gloves, you can't distinguish between left and right because they are "smart," the Chicago Army Quarters said. Wac Lt. Elfrieda Heideman wears gloves in which the thumb and the other fingers are knitted in a straight line, so the gloves are suitable for any hand. The Army stated that this dual-use also reduces the number of replacements, because if the gloves are worn or lost, only one glove is needed instead of a pair. Image source: ACME.
On January 18, 1944, he won three medals during the 100-day trek. Washington, DC-After being shot down by a Japanese aircraft over Rabaul, he trudged through the enemy-controlled jungle for 100 days, bringing three of them to Major Arthur L. Post (left) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin medal. When he finally arrived at Yankee headquarters with valuable information, Major Post was cited by Lieutenant General Kenny and awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Flying Cross, and Air Force Medal. Here, Brig. General LS Kuter, Acting Chief of Staff of the Air Force, congratulates the flying heroes. Credit Line (ACME);
In the Argentine earthquake, January 18, 1944. Argentina-A group of survivors searched for their loved ones in the ruins of the once beautiful city of San Juan, Argentina, and under the huge ruins left by the earthquake on Saturday. Pay attention to the cars that are obviously parked on the street, which is completely indistinguishable from other areas. In Buenos Aires and its surrounding areas, an estimated 10,000 people were injured and 15,000 to 20,000 were missing. There are no more than 20 houses left in the ancient capital. Credit: ACME Radio Photography.
On January 3, 1944, Nazi fuel smoked. On November 29 last year, after the Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber of the U.S. Army’s 8th Air Force blew it up, a 4,000-foot-high smoke rose from the German fuel storage facility at Chievres Airport in France. The fuel from the explosion was so great that the attack bombers bounced back in the air. "X" (lower right) is the cross formed by the airport runway. Credit line (U.S. Army official photo from ACME) 1-3-44;
On January 19, 1944, the wounded flew to an American hospital. Ensign of the flying nurse. Kathleen Davis of the First Force Transportation Command of the Air Evacuation Academy saw that during the first mass air evacuation of the wounded in the United States, the patients felt very comfortable on the plane, which was arriving from the eastern port. Inland Army General Hospital. Sergeant (standing) is a surgical technician. Credit: Army photos from ACME.
The Navy identifies the sinking destroyer, January 4, 1944. Washington, DC-The destroyer that exploded and sank at the entrance of New York Harbor yesterday (January 3). The number of casualties is unknown. It was confirmed by the Navy tonight as the new 1,700-ton Turner aircraft carrier. Only in service on April 15 last year, she was the second destroyer of the same name. Each destroyer was named after a hero from the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813. People are worried that at least 50 people were killed in the mysterious explosion of the ship. Credit: illegible.
In memory of Sub Chaser, 1/26/1944. New York City-Today (January 26), a commemorative plaque was presented to USS PC-565 to commemorate the soldiers who lost their lives when the submarine chaser USS SC-209 sank during the First World War. This honourable ship is the first of the 110-foot patrol Chaser class and stood out for its outstanding operations against the enemy in World War II. This is the general view of the ceremony when the PC-565 Captain Charles P. Shepard received the plaque provided to the Navy by the SC-209 crew member H. Liggett Gray, when the ship sank. Credit: ACME.
The flat roof is under construction, 1/21/1944. Newport News, Virginia. -Plumber HH McCracken (left) and his assistant TC Ray installed a tubing speculum inside a new 45,000-ton navy aircraft carrier. This is the first photo ever released, showing any work on the giant navy flat roof. Image source: Official US Navy photo from ACME;
Deadly Sky Writer, January 20, 1944. These aircraft of the U.S. Army’s 8th Air Force left white steam trails at the height of the sub-stratosphere and proceeded to carry out another devastating attack on Hitler’s "Fortress Europa." The foreground is the flying fortress, and the background is the fighter jets that accompany the bombers on missions leaving curved trajectories in the sky. Image source: US Army Air Force photos from ACME;
Injured general return, 1/20/1944. East coast port-brig. General CM Ankcorn from Palouse, Washington, lost his right leg in a battle on the Italian front when he was a colonel in the 45th Infantry Division. He recently appeared when he returned to the United States. A jeep in General Ankcorn crashed into a landmine in Italy and lost a leg. He has served in the military since graduating from Ohio State University in 1917. Image source: ACME's US Army photos;
The bombing of the Nazi air base, January 13, 1944. FOCKE-WULF-On January 11, 190 factories in Oschersleben, Germany, were severely damaged in an attack on an aerial fortress. When the turret left the target, the main machinery workshop, erection workshop, and assembly ship were burning. Credit (USAAF photo from ACME’s Signal Corps radio telephoto) 1/13/44;
On January 12, 1944, the stubby bow took her home. Bremerton, Washington. -This torpedo-equipped American cruiser with a stubby temporary bow returned home from the Southwest Pacific theater. Construction of the new bow began at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. At the time, the cruiser was set off from the South Pacific. Upon arrival, it was quickly repaired and returned to the battlefield. It was a more deadly fighter aircraft than before. Credit line (US Navy photo from ACME) 1/12/44;
Survivor of the bombing, January 3, 1944. Sandy Hook, New Jersey-On January 3, after a U.S. destroyer exploded and sank at the entrance of New York Harbor, he was taken to the Sandy Hook Coast Guard station, 21 years old, Henrietta, Texas. Sip hot coffee. Next to him is the Red Cross "Survivor" warm clothing bag, which was given to him at the station. Image source: Official US Navy photo from ACME;
The bow was blown off, January 12, 1944. Southwest Pacific-In the Southwest Pacific battle with the Japanese, the American cruiser was shot down by a torpedo in the battle with the Japanese. The American cruiser limped to the Pacific Island port for repairs and temporary bow. So that she can be taken to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton Washington State for full repair and modernization. Cruisers are now faster and more deadly than before. Credit Line-US Navy photo from ACME 1/12/44;
No one rejected the Australian vote, January 14, 1944. New Guinea - Neither the whimsical nor complex voting system of members of parliament deprived Australian fighters of their right to vote in their own federal elections. Looked at as Cpl. AE Tierney of Wonthaggi, Victoria, signed the envelope that sealed his ballot, and the U.S. military wanted to know that they would be allowed to do so when their countrymen went to vote. Sitting is Lieutenant Larry Drake of Delaline, Victoria. He is the election officer of the unit. He oversees the voting just half a mile from the Japanese front at Goodview Junction.
When his plane fell in flames, January 22, 1944. San Francisco-Lieutenant Harry E. Papp, after his fighter jet lost control 6,000 feet above Oakland, California, hit the silk to safety and floated to the ground. Papp’s only injury was a sprained knee during landing, but the plane on fire was injured 10 when it crashed into a building at the Alameda Naval Air Station in California. Image source: US Navy photos from ACME;
But the pilot escaped, January 22, 1944. San Francisco – Lieutenant Harry E. Pell’s single-seat Army fighter was suspended from a crane at the Alameda Naval Air Station in California where the plane crashed. After the explosion, the ruptured plane sprayed burning gasoline, wounding 10 construction employees, while the pilot parachuted safely. Image source: US Navy photos from ACME;
The short war of these Germans, 1/13/1944. mt. Poggia, Italy-Pfc. Ira C. Creed (left) from Johnson City, Tennessee led three green recruits from the famous Hermann Goering Nazi division along the side of Porchia Mountain after they single-handedly captured them. The prisoners admitted that they had only received a little infantry training, and when he caught them behind a rock, they only spent one night on the front line. They were displayed on the way to the prisoner-of-war camp. CREDIT LINE (from ACME’s US Signal Corps radio telephoto) 1-13-44;
"The most damned pilot in the world", January 14, 1944. Somewhere in England-"He is the most damn pilot in the world" is the way one of his wounded gunners described the way (with a hat) second lieutenant William Sely of Houston, Texas, he would The mutilated fortress "Frenesi" was brought back to its base. Britain lost more than 60 bombers after a raid on Tuesday (January 11). Her high tail was almost gone, the hole in her wing was big enough for a person to climb over, an engine almost stalled, and the crippled fortress flew home with a large group of incoming enemy planes. Second Lieutenant Jabez Churchill and Lieutenant Cely of Santa Rosa, California, are inspecting a large hole in the wing of Frenesi. Credit line (ACME Radiotelephoto) January 14, 2044;
On January 11, 1944, leather necks could save fuel for Japanese bomb fires. Pruata Island-The U.S. Marine Corps rolled out unexploded fuel drums within 30 feet of a pillar of fire detonated by a Japanese bomb on Pruata Island. The leather neck fighting in the Bougainville area saved thousands of drums wet with hoses. In the "battle" with the enemy of flames, the only casualties were two ardent prayers. Credit (Official Photo of the US Marine Corps-ACME) 1/11/44;
On January 11, 1944, 27 Nazis stopped their operations. Willie B. Slaughter, who lives up to his name and won the DSC, checked his now famous "Tommy Gun". Next, he used this weapon to knock down two Nazi machine guns, killed seven people, wounded seven people, and captured 13 enemy fighters. Credit (U.S. Army radio telephoto from ACME) 1/11/44;
Looking for a sniper, January 11, 1944. San Vittor, Italy-An American soldier carefully observed through a crack in the wall of a bombed building in San Vitore, watching closely the German snipers who remained in the town after being occupied by the Allies. This photo was transmitted to the United States via tele-radio. Line of Credit (ACME) 1-11-44;
The beginning of the Nazi nightmare, January 11, 1944. At sea-Not only did the Allies bomb the German blockade, but when the Nazis sent a fleet of 11 destroyers to escort the much-needed cargo, two British cruisers blew three of them to Biscay at the bottom of the bay, hurting others. , Scared them all away. A British Coastal Command Royal Air Force Liberator bomber, piloted by the Czech Republic and made in the United States, lays eggs on an enemy cargo ship. Credit Line (ACME) 1/11/44;
...The guard made some near misses, January 10, 1944. ...UK-too close, too comfortable...the white geyser marking the Japanese bomb...close to the U.S. LST (landing ship...), it has Helped to invade Cape Town...New Britain. Behind...the anti-aircraft gun, a US Coast Guard...and an enemy plane in the sky.
Remote Scorched Earth Policy, January 10, 1944. Italy-The Germans obviously had to leave the Cassino Valley so quickly that they did not have time to destroy the equipment and supplies they were forced to leave behind. Here, a German artillery shell hit the gasoline and oil dump they themselves had abandoned during their retreat from San Vittore. The impact ejected flames and smoke 2,000 feet above the valley. The foreground is a farmhouse used as a bunker by the Nazis. Credit (ACME) 1/10/44;
New changes for homeless refugees, January 10, 1944. A North African port-some of a large group of refugees who were homeless when Germany invaded Europe and checked in at a North African port before boarding a ship that took them to Palestine. There, they will have the opportunity to become agricultural settlers. Line of Credit (ACME) 1-10-44;
The fort is a strong war bird, January 27, 1944. England-here is further evidence that the flying fortress is a solid ship. This warbird was hit by a new type of enemy air rocket during a raid on Nazi territory. The left horizontal equalizer and elevator were damaged, and the aircraft was forced to leave the formation, but the fortress still flew over the target at high altitude and returned to the base safely. The photo was taken from the fortress above the damaged aircraft. Credit Line (ACME);
On January 14, 1944, the "series stuntman" took home in the flames. England-A ground crew extinguished the flames of the flying fortress brought back to England by Lieut. The last time Jack Watson made headlines was when he flew over Yankee Stadium in a World Series game last October and was reprimanded by Mayor LaGuardia. When he was jumped off by "about 50 German fighters" and a shell destroyed his No. 2 engine, Lieutenant Watson ordered his crew to jump off, but managed to bring the fiery eagle home. Picture source (U.S. Army Aviation's Signal Corps Radiotelephoto photo from ACME);
On January 5, 1944, his father greeted his daughter. Somewhere in England-arriving at a fort base somewhere in England, Red Cross staff member Tati Spatz (left) was welcomed by her outstanding father, Lieutenant General Karl Spatz, who was an American strategy to invade Western Europe Bombing commander. Back to the camera are Dorothy Myrek of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Virginia Sherwood of New York City (right), both Red Cross staff members. Credit (Signal Corps Radiotelephoto from ACME);
Shipbuilding brought prosperity to Evansville, January 29, 1944. Evansville, Indiana: The Missouri Valley Bridge and Steel Company’s two-year-old shipyard was built on wasteland. Last year it produced more ocean-going ships than any other inland shipyard in the world. The Navy ordered last year’s quota. Double it! The company built the Navy’s Ugly Duckling Landing Ships for tanks or LSTs because they are well known in service. The photo shows; the LST ship in the Ohio River is preparing to sail to the sea 1,660 miles away! Line of Credit (ACME) 1-29-44;
On January 31, 1944, you may have to find a new playground. Palm Beach, Florida. – While some people are sitting in wheelchairs to enjoy the sun and others are stretching on the beach, a group of recovering soldiers play health games on the beach of Ream General Hospital, which used to be the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach. Buddy Bell, a soldier recovering from a back injury, is at the center of this military circle. They may have to find another "playground" in which the hotel is returned to the owner for commercial use. Credit Line (ACME) 1/31/44;
One day and seven days, January 31, 1944. England-S/Sgt. Oliver R. Germann, 25 years old, from Moran, Wyoming, far right, won seven medals in one day, Silver Star, DFC and Oakleaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Airmedal and three Oakleaf Clusters, holding one The wooden model bomber S/Sergeant came from M. Hall in Sanger, California, far left. Other people watching the small ceremony are, from left to right: S/Sgt. FB Mellums, Springfield, Tennessee; S/Sergeant LL Ackerman of Fox, Arkansas; T/Sergeant BR Smith of Innsor, Kentucky; S/Sergeant JA Crowder and S/ of Luden, Tennessee Sgt. Oliver German. Credit: ACME;
It was just ignored, 1/31/1944. England-The Liberator bombers of the U.S. Army's 8th Air Force flew towards their target, Munster, Germany, defying Nazi air power and ignoring this German airport on the way to the mission. Image source: US Army Air Force photos from ACME;
Wearing a cold slam dunk, 1/6/1944. Recent tests have proved that the light exposure suit worn by this PCAF pilot will increase a pilot’s chances of surviving a fall in an ice sea. The pilot was dunked in the Canadian Atlantic and was able to float comfortably for several hours, while his companion wore only ordinary pilot clothes or sheepskin suits and called "rescue" almost immediately. The United States-Canada Sea and Air Committee conducted tests in 40 degrees water. Image source: Army and Air Force photos from ACME;
Hello, January 7, 1944. Somewhere in England—meeting in England, after both boys worked for the ACME Newspictures photography team for a year and a half. Reginald Kenny (left) and Sergeant in Somerville, New Jersey. Bruce Bacon of the Rockville Center in Long Island, New York caught up with the news of the boys returning to their home office. Sergeant Bacon, who reads NEA-ACME letters, works at the Army Image Service. Sergeant Kenny works in the Office of Public Relations of the US Army. Credit: ACME;
Army nurses go home, January 8, 1944. At the East Coast Port-Medical soldiers carried a stretcher, and Lieutenant Anna K. Smith returned to her home country, the United States, on the stretcher. When the U.S. Army hospital ship Arcadia was docked in the East Coast port, the Army nurse smiled happily from her trash. She was the first stretcher box to get off the U.S. Army hospital ship Arcadia. The war zone brought back many casualties. January 8, 44 (ACME);
When we strike..., 1/17/1944. London-The wall chart at the London headquarters shows that General Dwight D. Eisenhower is today (January 17). January 17, 44 (radio photo);
The hero's relatives demanded revenge, January 30, 1944. Maywood, Illinois-The American Bataan clan held an indignation meeting in Maywood, Illinois, and asked for more materials and personnel to supply General MacArthur. After the news from Japan, Mrs. Fanny Britton (middle) helped her in Bataan. The "missing" son cried for the atrocities committed against the relatives of the clan. January 30, 44 (the apex);
War-weary in a war-torn village on January 11, 1944. Italy-The captured Germans were taken from the Italian town of San Vittore which was bombed by the Nazis and Americans. The leading enemy soldier was wearing a harness, while another wounded was behind. 1/11/44 ACME;
The struggle for survival, January 14, 1944. Italy-When the crew threw all detachable items overboard to reduce the load, the ammunition tracks were thrown from the position of the crippled B-26 Predator's cannon. The plane’s left engine was blocked by a bullet from the Nazi No. 88 gun. She was on her first mission to bomb the Rocaseca Bridge in Italy. Drive Lieutenant Tilman Beardon, the Ark, and maneuver the predator back to base safely 1/14/44 (ACME);
The USS Missouri was launched on January 29, 1944. New York-The USS Missouri, the latest 45,000-ton battleship of the US Navy, was launched today (January 29) after a launching ceremony at the New York Naval Shipyard in Brooklyn. Credit: ACME.
General Douglas MacArthur, January 19, 1944. General Douglas MacArthur, commander-in-chief of the Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific, met with representatives of five different American Indian tribes in the US Army. From left to right: S/Sgt. Virgil Brown (Pima), Phoenix, Arizona; Sergeant Virgil F. Howell (Pima), Pima, Oklahoma. S/Sgt Alvin J. Viloan (Chitmatcha), Charenton, LA.; General MacArthur; Sergeant Byron L. Tsignine (Navajo), ft. Rebellion, Arizona; Sergeant Larry L. Dekin (Navajo), Arizona Copper Mine (Photo by the US Signal Corps).
On January 19, 1944, five Indian tribe members met with a chief. Somewhere in the Southwest Pacific-Gen. Douglas Macarthur, the Allied Commander-in-Chief of the Southwest Pacific, met with representatives of five different American Indian tribes in the US Army. S/Sergeant Virgil Brown (Pima), Phoenix, Arizona; Sgt. Virgil F. Howell (Pawnee), Pawnee, Oklahoma. S/Sgt Alvin J. Viloan (Chitmatcha), Charenton, LA.; General MacArthur; Sergeant Byron L. Tsignine (Navajo), ft. Rebellion, Arizona; Sergeant Larry L. Dekin (Navajo), Arizona Copper Mine (Photo by the US Signal Corps).
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