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    I was browsing Pbase today and I typed 'Stuka' just to see what it would come up with . . .

    It came up with this:

    http://www.pbase.com/rhssr/after_dday

    Specifically: http://www.pbase.com/image/17601186

    Was anyone else aware this collection even existed?

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    I was browsing Pbase today and I typed 'Stuka' just to see what it would come up with . . .

    It came up with this:

    http://www.pbase.com/rhssr/after_dday

    Specifically: http://www.pbase.com/image/17601186

    Was anyone else aware this collection even existed?

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    Wow... The Stuka pic itself is interesting, but the entire gallery of photos is stunning. Excellent find, and thanks for posting the links.



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    Diggin' those pics opening in another window now.
    thanks for posting.


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    that is a dodgy stuka. looks like its got a mg gun on one wing gunpod for aiming to me
    what on earth are the big cylnder things?
    perhaps something to shield the exhaust glow. but stuka for night ops?:\
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    am i missing somthing whats unusual about it? other then the exhaust flame arrester? and..the lower engine accsess panel is hanging down is that what is weird ?

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    I think the Stuka link and pic are just to keep it relatively on topic (for FB). The real meat of the original post is the link to the entire gallery, of which the Stuka is just one picture. That gallery of photos represents a single GI's tour from D-Day all the way to Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. There weren't all that many -relatively- ground troops that made it that far, intact. Though the man who posted the gallery was in the Signal Corps and not the infantry, he was still present at some very key battle areas (Falaise; Bastogne; Remagen, etc.) as well as being present at Buchenwald when that was discovered. It's an impressive personal gallery of the war, and an extremely valuable record.

    Re: The Stuka: It's a G model, with the 37mm wing guns. It's highly unusual in that it survived the war... note the American GI's dis-arming and inspecting it (and probably looking for souvineres <sp?&gt. Why it's got exhaust dampeners I have no idea... maybe it was pressed into service as a night-fighter, or as a night intruder making nocturnal attacks on whatever it's pilot could find.



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    Those exhaust covers\shields are intriging......


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    Seeing that pic reminded me... In FB 1.0, you couldn't see those big cannon barrels from the cockpit, yet the pilot could clearly see them from the external model. I'll have to check to see if it's still like that.


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    hmm. somethin fishy in here..........

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