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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:34:05 AM
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I thought I would share some of these photos again, I posted these years ago but I had them in Photobucket and arfcom eats photobucket bandwidth like candy.

Anyways these are photos taken by the father of a family friend. He was there when dachau was liberated and he took photos throughout the war, his daughter told me he was in some sort of recon, and by the literal stacks and stacks of negatives I have of his, I believe her. I still have not had the time to go through and preserve all of his negatives and prints, I may donate them to a museum one day for better keeping.

Anyways I doubt many people have ever seen these photos, they are just a slice of what I scanned years ago, most of not all of these are after the war. But he has photos of combat and nazi officials that committed suicide in their office with their family and dachau. They are horrible photos, and sadly he took his own life years after the war, the things he saw tore him up inside.

here he is









there was a funny note with this photo, I don't have it in front of me but it was in regards to the Air Force coming through and finally giving them "air conditioning"





I always found this photo striking



















I wish there was a way to find this kid today








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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:37:34 AM
Very cool
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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:39:30 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By sjuhockey10:
Very cool


None of which viewable on government computers....

Whatever site they were hosted on must have been deemed to be too interesting.

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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:40:20 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Turboguy1:
Originally Posted By sjuhockey10:
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None of which viewable on government computers....

Whatever site they were hosted on must have been deemed to be too interesting.

Tagged for home.


hosted on imageshack. I can maybe switch them over to arfcom
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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:43:16 AM
Thanks for sharing.
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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:44:51 AM
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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:45:24 AM
Amazing, thank you for taking the time to share those with us!
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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:45:47 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By wintermute76:
Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:47:24 AM
I thought it was pretty cool where they decided to park their planes
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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:49:06 AM
More please!
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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:50:37 AM
Cool.
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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:52:24 AM
Very cool, thanks for posting.
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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:52:58 AM
Great stuff!
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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:54:05 AM
Awesome, thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more if you get the chance.
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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:55:03 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Ciraxis:
I thought it was pretty cool where they decided to park their planes

Yes. Did they use the road as a runway?
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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:57:18 AM
Those are great photos. Thank you for sharing them!
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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:57:31 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Ciraxis:
I thought it was pretty cool where they decided to park their planes
I was wondering how they managed to get a B17 under the Eiffel Tower!

Or how they got it out.
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Posted: 10/17/2013 9:57:35 AM
great pics, I would love to see many more. These images will be lost to history without people dedicated to making them available. Thank you
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Posted: 10/17/2013 10:00:02 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By brown424:
great pics, I would love to see many more. These images will be lost to history without people dedicated to making them available. Thank you



I have hundreds of his negatives, I just wish I had more time to go through them all. I might just have to take day and scan them all in.
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Posted: 10/17/2013 10:02:04 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Ciraxis:

I wish there was a way to find this kid today

http://imageshack.us/a/img208/2811/a57m.jpg



Thanks for posting those pics, those were neat to see. Especially the B-17 under the Eiffel Tower. It's hard to tell from the pic, but it doesn't look like it has a chin turret. Might be an F model.

As for the kid, what pictures were taken around that picture? Any that might help identify the area where the picture was taken? A more approximate date?
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Posted: 10/17/2013 10:04:53 AM
The kid looks a little like Dondi.
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Posted: 10/17/2013 10:05:12 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By MissileCop:
Originally Posted By Ciraxis:

I wish there was a way to find this kid today

http://imageshack.us/a/img208/2811/a57m.jpg



Thanks for posting those pics, those were neat to see. Especially the B-17 under the Eiffel Tower. It's hard to tell from the pic, but it doesn't look like it has a chin turret. Might be an F model.

As for the kid, what pictures were taken around that picture? Any that might help identify the area where the picture was taken? A more approximate date?
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I think that photo was taken in france, its hard to pin point a year and place with these negatives, most were in a box scattered and loose. A lot are badly damaged too from water and time.

when I go home tonight I'll see what else I can dig up
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Posted: 10/17/2013 10:06:49 AM
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Very cool, thanks for posting.

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Posted: 10/17/2013 10:07:40 AM
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I cropped this one so you guys can see the plane better, granted its not the best quality.



if you open it in another window you can enlarge it a bit
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Posted: 10/17/2013 10:07:41 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Ciraxis:
Originally Posted By brown424:
great pics, I would love to see many more. These images will be lost to history without people dedicated to making them available. Thank you



I have hundreds of his negatives, I just wish I had more time to go through them all. I might just have to take day and scan them all in.


It'll be totally worth it if you do.

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Posted: 10/17/2013 10:12:38 AM


Holy Cow! I had no idea they had rednecks in France. Look at the sign for Nice its shot to shit!
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Posted: 10/17/2013 10:15:11 AM
Tag. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted: 10/17/2013 10:15:12 AM
Awesome!! Thank you for sharing!!!!!
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Posted: 10/17/2013 10:17:48 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Howie_Phelterbush:
http://imageshack.us/a/img33/2524/tb7e.jpg

Holy Cow! I had no idea they had rednecks in France. Look at the sign for Nice its shot to shit!

Very same thing I thought!
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Originally Posted By Howie_Phelterbush:
http://imageshack.us/a/img33/2524/tb7e.jpg

Holy Cow! I had no idea they had rednecks in France. Look at the sign for Nice its shot to shit!

Very same thing I thought!



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Posted: 10/17/2013 10:24:03 AM
Some of the pictures look damned professional. Very cool.
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Posted: 10/17/2013 10:30:18 AM
Great pics! Thanks for sharing!
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Posted: 10/17/2013 10:39:34 AM
It's nice to see photos taken during that era by a guy who knew what he was doing with a camera. Most times the snapshots Ive seen are often hard to see whats in the pic.
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[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By DefensorFortis:
It's nice to see photos taken during that era by a guy who knew what he was doing with a camera. Most times the snapshots Ive seen are often hard to see whats in the pic.



there are a lot of good quality photos, but sadly most are very damaged by poor storage. If I had the time I could rebuild a lot of them in photoshop and at lest restore them digitally (I'm a photographer)
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Posted: 10/17/2013 10:55:00 AM
Great pics. I hope you find time to post some more of them.
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My grandmothers brother's B-29 crew that was kamakazied over Kobe, Japan on March 17, 1945.

Two crew members parachuted out, but had their heads lopped off by the Japanese sword.

He's in the middle of the back row. Lt. Robert Copeland, co-pilot, Lewiston, Idaho.



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Funny how that NICE sign is shot to hell and gone.

Looks like it was in the south on a dirt road for a few years.
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The fourth photo is Hitler's mountain home, the Berghof. For whatever reason, the US Air Force decided to bomb the shit out of the Berghof and surrounding complex in the last few days of the war. The only major personality that was there was Goering and since everyone hid out in the massive tunnel complex under the area, I don't think there were even any casualties. It was war so it was inevitable to be bombed, but it would have been an awesome site to preserve for after the war.
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[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By littlebeavis:
My grandmothers brother's B-29 crew that was kamakazied over Kobe, Japan on March 17, 1945.

Two crew members parachuted out, but had their heads lopped off by the Japanese sword.

He's in the middle of the back row. Lt. Robert Copeland, co-pilot, Lewiston, Idaho.

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Posted: 10/17/2013 11:13:45 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Ciraxis:
I cropped this one so you guys can see the plane better, granted its not the best quality.

http://imageshack.us/a/img856/6922/syll.jpg

if you open it in another window you can enlarge it a bit



at first I thought it was a B-17, but it was sitting too high

now that I get a closer look, it is a B-17, so it must be sitting on an elevated surface or something..
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Posted: 10/17/2013 11:16:34 AM
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More please!
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Posted: 10/17/2013 11:17:31 AM
I'm subscribed for more. Thank you so much for sharing. I also have some original WWII photos taken by a man in a medical unit, who duplicated the photos for GI's to buy and trade for. I can't remember the photographer's name, but I'll add it when it comes to me.
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Posted: 10/17/2013 11:19:57 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Ciraxis:
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Originally Posted By Howie_Phelterbush:
http://imageshack.us/a/img33/2524/tb7e.jpg

Holy Cow! I had no idea they had rednecks in France. Look at the sign for Nice its shot to shit!

Very same thing I thought!



was probably our guys


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They're all wonderful. Thanks.
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I wonder if this guy was issued more than one bullet?





Also, my favorite WTF WWII pic.


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Posted: 10/17/2013 11:39:01 AM
Very, very cool. I would love to see more.
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[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Ciraxis:
I cropped this one so you guys can see the plane better, granted its not the best quality.

http://imageshack.us/a/img856/6922/syll.jpg

if you open it in another window you can enlarge it a bit


The B-17 in the background is in the markings of 96th Bomb Group, 8th AF. And they look to be B-17F's due to no chin turret. Also looks like a P-51 in there too.
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