awhodareswinsfan:

ten0fswords:

yousaywah:

"The Royal Navy’s King George V-class battleship HMS Howe manoeuvres off Okinawa with her main armament assuming firing position, aimed at Japanese targets on the island. She was attached to Task Force 113 supporting the US landings."

Interesting, I wasn’t aware that the RN worked with the USN in the Pacific Theatre.

I was surprised to hear it as well. I think it was one of the only ones to stick around after we got pushed out of the Pacific around 1941-1942. 

awhodareswinsfan:

ten0fswords:

yousaywah:

"The Royal Navy’s King George V-class battleship HMS Howe manoeuvres off Okinawa with her main armament assuming firing position, aimed at Japanese targets on the island. She was attached to Task Force 113 supporting the US landings."

Interesting, I wasn’t aware that the RN worked with the USN in the Pacific Theatre.

I was surprised to hear it as well. I think it was one of the only ones to stick around after we got pushed out of the Pacific around 1941-1942. 

todaysdocument:


General Douglas MacArthur wades ashore during initial landings at Leyte, Philippine Islands, 10/1944

Douglas MacArthur makes good on his promise and returns to the Philippines during the Battle of Leyte Island on October 20, 1944.

todaysdocument:

General Douglas MacArthur wades ashore during initial landings at Leyte, Philippine Islands, 10/1944

Douglas MacArthur makes good on his promise and returns to the Philippines during the Battle of Leyte Island on October 20, 1944.

front-line-head-line:

Thought of the Day: Heresy must be met with hatred.

front-line-head-line:

Thought of the Day: Heresy must be met with hatred.

peashooter85:

Factory engraved M1907 pistol presented to Buffalo Bill Cody

Sold at Auction: $66,125

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 13, 1860:  Sharpshooter Annie Oakley Born
On this day in 1860, American exhibition shooter Annie Oakley was born in Ohio.  Annie’s impeccable aim captured the attention of major figures worldwide, such as Queen Victoria of England and King Umberto I of Italy, for whom she performed while in Europe.
One of Annie’s most famous tricks was splitting a playing card with a .22 caliber rifle, edge-on, and putting several more holes in it before it could touch the ground at 90 feet away.
Learn about Annie Oakley’s lifelong adventures and travels with this timeline courtesy of American Experience.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 13, 1860:  Sharpshooter Annie Oakley Born

On this day in 1860, American exhibition shooter Annie Oakley was born in Ohio.  Annie’s impeccable aim captured the attention of major figures worldwide, such as Queen Victoria of England and King Umberto I of Italy, for whom she performed while in Europe.

One of Annie’s most famous tricks was splitting a playing card with a .22 caliber rifle, edge-on, and putting several more holes in it before it could touch the ground at 90 feet away.

Learn about Annie Oakley’s lifelong adventures and travels with this timeline courtesy of American Experience.

magictransistor:

Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World (Color lithographs), nd.

thevoiceofthedevils:

Phoebe Ann Moses aka Annie Oakley was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. She was the princess of the Wild West show.

thevoiceofthedevils:

Phoebe Ann Moses aka Annie Oakley was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. She was the princess of the Wild West show.

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1860-80’s, [tintype portrait of a woman in unusual costume, possibly for a Wild West show, with a bow and arrow]
via Ebay

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1860-80’s, [tintype portrait of a woman in unusual costume, possibly for a Wild West show, with a bow and arrow]

via Ebay

mylegoblr:

LEGO Display of Lewis and Clark’s Keelboat on Display at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Sioux City, IA

mylegoblr:

LEGO Display of Lewis and Clark’s Keelboat on Display at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Sioux City, IA

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