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    This photo of Joseph Goebbels was taken right after he discovers that the photographer, Alfred Eisenstaedt, is a Jew.


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    That sure does look like the 'evil eye'.
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    The rest of the story - Eisenstaedt thankfully got out of Germany, came to America, became a citizen, and took a famous photo that everyone here has seen.
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    This is a photo taken at Bowman Field during WWII that wound up in our newspaper. Bowman Field was Louisville's first airport and is still in operation. It was "outgrown" with the advent of jet aircraft and has been replaced as our commercial airport by Standiford Field/Louisville International.

    I thought this photo was interesting due to the "shark mouth" painted on the nose of the poor little "Grasshopper" - Note the unique greenhouse on that model compared to the others.

    Side Note: One of my great uncles was in the air corp and was stationed at Bowman Field for the duration. He was never more than a few miles from his house the whole war! His brothers hated him.


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    They also trained flight (air evacuation) nurses at Bowman Field.

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    Default Finnish White troops during the Finnish Civil war.

    Finnish White troops during the Finnish Civil war:


    Civil Guard members in Helsinki, 1918. Photo: Museovirasto - Musketti, historian kuvakokoelma


    Civil Guard members in Ruovesi, 1918. Photo: J.H. Aho, Museovirasto - Musketti, historian kuvakokoelma


    Civil Guard of Vaasa at the beginning of the Finnish Civil war. Photo: Museovirasto - Musketti, historian kuvakokoelma


    Civil Guard member from Helsinki. Photo: Helsingin kaupunginmuseo


    White artillery at Rautu front, late winter 1918. Photo: Museovirasto - Musketti, historian kuvakokoelma


    Civil Guard member from Helsinki. Photo: Helsingin kaupunginmuseo


    Two German-trained Jaeger lieutenants, Pekka Heikka and Oskar Peltokangas, who returned to Finland in Dec. 1917 to train Civil Guard troops. Photo: Karls Atelier. Museovirasto - Musketti, historian kuvakokoelma


    White bicycle troops after the battle of Helsinki. April 13th 1918. Photo: Gunnar Lönnqvist, Helsingin kaupunginmuseo


    White troops in parade in Helsinki. Photo: Eino W. Seppänen, Helsingin kaupunginmuseo
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    Lots of Winchesters and Arisakas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by car99 View Post
    Lots of Winchesters and Arisakas!
    And Mosin-Nagant 1907 cavalry carbines with the bicycle troops.
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    [QUOTE=Haupitsi;6487986]Finnish White troops during the Finnish Civil war:




    Civil Guard member from Helsinki. Photo: Helsingin kaupunginmuseo
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Stein View Post
    This is a photo taken at Bowman Field during WWII that wound up in our newspaper. Bowman Field was Louisville's first airport and is still in operation. It was "outgrown" with the advent of jet aircraft and has been replaced as our commercial airport by Standiford Field/Louisville International.

    I thought this photo was interesting due to the "shark mouth" painted on the nose of the poor little "Grasshopper" - Note the unique greenhouse on that model compared to the others.

    Side Note: One of my great uncles was in the air corp and was stationed at Bowman Field for the duration. He was never more than a few miles from his house the whole war! His brothers hated him.


    I think the one with the shark-mouth is a Stinson L-5. The others look like Interstate L-6s. I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I think the one with the shark-mouth is a Stinson L-5. The others look like Interstate L-6s. I think.
    Make that Stinson L-5 and Piper L-4. The Interstate L-6 had the cylinders enclosed in the cowling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geladen View Post
    Make that Stinson L-5 and Piper L-4. The Interstate L-6 had the cylinders enclosed in the cowling.
    Prolly so,- picture I ran across of the Interstate is - small. Picture I ran across of the Piper l-4 was from an angle that didn't show rear canopy (covered in canvas) area, so couldn't match it to the flight-line photo.
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    Did I see a Belgian FAL there a couple of times?

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    Could be. They appear to be testing new technology in the 1950s (like the Gatling Gun).
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    Quote Originally Posted by geladen View Post
    Could be. They appear to be testing new technology in the 1950s (like the Gatling Gun).
    Other pictures in the series show an M61 Vulcan next to the Gatling, and an M39 revolver cannon next to that. Looks to have been a demo about the time the Vulcan was being introduced.
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    July 4, 1966, Aberdeen Proving Ground threw a weapons demonstration on Main Front. I was there, had finished OBC and had (I think) started 4815 Mech Maint Officer Course. Among other things, they shot off a 30-40 Krag 10-barrel Gatling, a ground mount M61 Vulcan, several different MGs including M60 and M2 50 BMG. Demonstrated 105mm M108 SP Howitzer firing "Dial-a-Dink" flechette round against an array of silhouette targets with lots of balloons on them. Probably some other things that fifty years have eliminated from memory. Was a considerable show.
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    Maybe a demo between the M1 Grand, M14 and T-48 rifles? John

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    I presume the card he is holding shows the difference between the 30.06 (for the Garand in the rack) vs. the 7.62 Nato utilized by the M60, FAL, and M14 that are to the right of the Garand on the stand/rack.

    Don't know why the FAL is there at all, but it wasn't my show to run.

    Edit to add:

    In about 1990 I got to go "behind the scenes" at the old Kentucky State Arsenal which by then had become a weapons museum called the "Kentucky Military History Museum."

    Inside the "back room" was a full (locked) armorer's rack of functional M14s. The museum's contents have since been moved and I will never find out what happened to that cache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Stein View Post
    Inside the "back room" was a full (locked) armorer's rack of functional M14s. The museum's contents have since been moved and I will never find out what happened to that cache.
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    M1903's and M1's are racked together on the Battleship USS Texas in 1942


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    Quote Originally Posted by PMKS View Post
    M1903's and M1's are racked together on the Battleship USS Texas in 1942


    Love the USMC plaque on the wall....
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