Media Category: WWII Tidbits

A collection of WWII images from the world wide web (WWW). These are pictures that drew my attention or are telling me a story that interests me.

Zf615

Zf615

Zf615. This is the description of the previous image # Zf 3; this is a PLANE DETECTOR HEARING DEVICE wire photo, dated 21th May 1940. John Duresky sent this and he said: Not exactly user-friendly. According to this wire photo it took at least three men to operate one of these hearing devices for planes.

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Zf614

Zf614

Zf614. This is a PLANE DETECTOR HEARING DEVICE wire photo, dated 21th May 1940. John Duresky sent this and he said: Not exactly user-friendly. According to this wire photo it took at least three men to operate one of these hearing devices for planes.

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Zf613

Zf613

Zf613. One sound detection device is partially shown on page 124 at this publication with Japanese troops behind it, click here for the source: MB45 Philippine Expeditionary Force by Gasei 1943.pdf. It is available in the Corregidor.org Library. The researcher of the writing team of the new book “ Relentless Hope: A True Story of […]

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Horchgerät der Flak bei Berlin

Horchgerät der Flak bei Berlin

Flak schützt Berlin
Rings um die Reichshauptstadt zeiht sich in weitem Bogen ein breite eiserner Schutzwall, der sichere Hort der Reichshauptstadt vor feindlichen Angriffen aus der Luft. Tag und Nacht sind die Männer der Luftabwehr, sei es am Flakgeschütz, sei es am Scheinwerfer oder am Horchgerät, sei es als Besatzung unserer schnellen Jäger, auf der Wacht. Wir bringen Aufnahmen von dem Besuch unseres Bildberichterstatters bei der Flakartillerie.
UBz: eines der riesigen Horchgeräte, die auch das leiseste Motorengeräusch auffangen.
Fo.: Eis. Okt. 1939
13033-39

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Zf586

Zf586

Zf586. From Asia’s WW2, dated 20th March 2022, click here: https://www.facebook.com/asiainww2/photos/a.1476004429192415/4668739503252209 March 20, 1942: General Douglas MacArthur, recently arrived in Australia after evacuation from the Philippines, utters famous words: “I came through and I shall return”

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Zf585

Zf585

Zf585. From Asia’s WW2, dated 17th March 2022: https://www.facebook.com/asiainww2/photos/a.1476004429192415/4661092204016939/ March 17, 1942: Less than a week after being evacuated from the Philippines, General Douglas MacArthur arrives in Australia with his wife and four-year-old son.

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Zf469

Zf469

ZF469. Gerald Randy Anderson Sr. shared a video link in the Facebook Group: “World War II in the Philippines”. This is the URL:

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Zd053

Zd053

Zo053. Gen. MacArthur arrives in Japan, the 30th of Aug. 1945.

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Zd052

Zd052

Zd052. Gen. MacArthur, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) 14th Aug. 1945. Obviously, this picture was shot later, most likely in connection with the Korean War.

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Zd021

Zd021

Zd021. 1940 West Point yearbook, John wrote this:
It’s OK to add, I don’t think these will be in the book, and everything else will be on our free website, so no problem. Plus, it’s in the 1940 West Point yearbook, so it’s a public document, it’s simply a detail that is easy to overlook. Chester Britt is not in those photos.
John

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