WWII - End of War Troop Transport Ship Newspaper & Welcome Aboard Instructions Scanned Original Documents

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WWII - End of War Troop Transport Ship Newspaper & Welcome Aboard Instructions Scanned Original Documents

Post by rareauldmealtimes » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:49 pm

Hey all, Just wanted to share a few small pieces of my personal WWII collection passed down from my grandfather that I scanned a little while back that I thought you guys would appreciate and find interesting. Short context: Grandfather was part of the Iwo Jima Garrison Force, officially "Headquarters & Headquarters Company Army - Garrison Force APO 086" that was stationed and landed on the island very shortly after the marines hit the beach (9 days in fact for the first parts of the hq&hq co). The garrison force basically setup the base of operations on the island during and after the island was deemed secured. At the end of the war, my gpa took a few different ships back to the US mainland and ultimately arrive back in October of 1945. These are the documents he was handed on his transports back during that time.

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Just for fun, I'll also included a pic of what I believe is surubachi. Also, If any of you guys are good at identifying WWII artillery and/or rifles let me know. I have a few photos he took of those items that I can't rightly identify what they are. Would love to be able to identify them.
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Post by elandil » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:10 pm

not an expert, more intermediate...but I know a feller. Send the pics on and I'll see what I can find out.

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Post by rareauldmealtimes » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:36 pm

Here's the few photos I have that contain artillery/weaponry. Would love to know what you think or find out!

THANK YOU!
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Post by elandil » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:15 pm

Just right off Pic 3 is a M1 Carbine, and Pic 4 looks like a Lewis machine gun. But let me do some more research, especially on the howitzer in pic 1 and whatever's in pic 2.

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Post by rareauldmealtimes » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:02 pm

elandil wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Just right off Pic 3 is a M1 Carbine, and Pic 4 looks like a Lewis machine gun. But let me do some more research, especially on the howitzer in pic 1 and whatever's in pic 2.
Thanks Elandil. I think your quite right on your two identifications. I had never heard of a lewis machine gun before. Interesting weapons!

Did some sleuthing myself. The cannon in Pic 1 looks awfully like a Japanese Type 1 37 mm anti-tank gun or a Japanese Type 94 37 mm anti-tank gun. Haven't been able to find anything that looks remotely close to pic 2 (the big mortar looking cannon thing). Also the car behind the cannon is a mystery to me as well!


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