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Marines Install a Firing Jack on a 155mm Howitzer, 1969 "Fixin’ Firepower: Two Leathernecks of the artillery repair section at Maintenance Battalion, Private First Class James E. Jessup, East Wenatchee, Washington and Gary L. McClatchie, Saranac, New York, install a firing jack on a towed 155mm howitzer. The artillery section has the capabilities of repairing all types of weapons at shops at Da Nang or making on-the-spot repairs in the field (official USMC photo by Sergeant Bruce…

Julius Robert Oppenheimer (Apr 22, 1904 – Feb 18, 1967) Theoretical Physicist and Professor of Physics at University of California, Berkeley. With Enrico Fermi, he is called "Father of the Atomic Bomb" for his role in the Manhattan Project, World War II Project that developed the first nuclear weapons. First atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, Trinity test in New Mexico; He remarked later that it brought to mind words from Bhagavad Gita: "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of…

The crews of two Soviet Br-5 heavy mortars (280-mm) prepare to open fire somewhere on the Eastern Front. This was the heaviest Soviet field piece. The Br-5 was one of the most crucial weapons during the Battle of Berlin. Its 168-kg HE shell would create 10-meter wide craters upon impact, with a zone of devastation out to 100 m.The weapon had low rate of fire due to barrel overheating.

Josephine Baker in her World War II Uniform, c. 1945 During World War II, Josephine served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement.

14” Gun, Sandy Hook, New Jersey, November 27, 1912. The first coast defense gun of 14” bore has just been tested at Sandy Hook. 14” were also on U.S. Navy ships and the Army has been working for a long time to adapt that size of weapon to the coast defense in Manila Harbor. In the first test of the gun, six shots were fired in three minutes and forty-five seconds. The projectile fired weights 1660 pound and is 65 inches long. The only point at which the new gun has not the advantage is in…

GI's of the 1st Infantry Division "The Big Red One", hide behind tanks from the firing of a German sniper who has not yet been located. Sankt Andreasberg, Lower Saxony, Germany. 14 April 1945.