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

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.

Enjoy!

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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Post by rareauldmealtimes » Fri May 03, 2019 8:57 pm

elandil wrote:
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Vehicle is a 3/4 ton Dodge. Here's a modern pic.

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Your quite right! Thanks elandil. Love learning about this stuff!

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Post by ViperGTS » Sat May 04, 2019 11:55 pm

Completely agree that pic 3 is the m1 carbine. Pic 4 sure appears to be some varient of the Lewis gun. Not many guns had that top load round mag. (I think only Russia had something similar) I have never seen it with a tapered heat shield like that on the barrel though. It is likely just a Lewis variant that i am not familiar with. It has a muzzle break and that massive scope and tripod makes me believe it was used for anti-aircraft purposes only.

I have no clue about those howitzers. Great pics, D!
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Post by BTemple » Sun May 05, 2019 12:46 pm

Picture #4 is a Japanese copy of the Lewis gun, otherwise known as the Type 92 (not to be confused with the ubiquitous Type 92 Heavy machine gun we are used to seeing in WW2 films). In aircraft use they would have been used used without the barrel shroud as air-cooling would have been good enough. On land it used the barrel shroud seen in the picture. It was chambered in 7.7x56r, basically a copy of .303 British and not the same as 7.7 Arisaka, since the Type 92 round was rimmed.
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