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Old 05-10-2009, 10:20 AM
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:05 AM
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While not technically pictures, I guess no mention of the .45 in combat would be complete without these gems from the late, great Bill Mauldin:



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Old 05-14-2009, 09:08 PM
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1943-vintage training photo.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:52 AM
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:32 PM
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Since a couple of posters were published earlier, I'll take the liberty of sharing this one of my hero.

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Old 07-02-2009, 11:09 PM
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I had never looked at this thread before. Sad to report, but one of the Marines pictured in post #17, Sgt. Michael Ferschke Jr., was killed in Iraq last year:
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/au...during-house-/
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:45 AM
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"John and Joe", 84th Infantry mortarmen, on the Rhine, 1945. Photo taken by my father.




An earlier photo thread:

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Old 07-03-2009, 12:44 PM
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MEU 1911 pistols (Marine in-house 1911 bulit on original GI frame)
Wow could it be the greatest fighting force in the history of the world uses SA? Man i love my milspec even more now. Cant wait to show this to NK+1.
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:57 PM
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The original MEUSOC pistols were built using USGI frames, while the slides were purchased from Springfield Armory and Caspian.
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Old 07-04-2009, 04:08 AM
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:11 AM
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:35 PM
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Quite possibly they were posed shots for the folks back home. I for one wouldn't have been sticking my nose into a Jap bunker like that until a few grenades had gone in and investigated first.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:13 PM
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Look how far below the grips safety tang his thumb is too.
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:54 PM
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nice photos!
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:08 PM
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Just another one to keep the thread going.
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:48 PM
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Marine with a .45 during the Battle of Hue City in Vietnam:

http://www.angelfire.com/pa/hotshot478/Hue2.JPG

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Old 10-27-2009, 10:49 PM
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This Is An OutStanding Thread

This presentation not only honors a superb weapon, but also honors the Combat warriors and is a beautiful display of real, to the point, military history, better than some PBS documentaries I've seen. I served with 3/4 Marine Division as a battalion Scout 1965-66 two tours in Nam and I carried the 1911 second only to ammo for it and a full canteen. I have some pictures to share and as soon as I meet the posting requirements, I will. Thanks to all who have been able to contribute so far, this is really, very cool!
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:02 PM
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Kapitšnleutnant Klaus Bargsten arrives in Norfolk. The sole survivor of U-521 June 2,1943.



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Old 11-10-2009, 01:17 AM
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:22 AM
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This presentation not only honors a superb weapon, but also honors the Combat warriors and is a beautiful display of real, to the point, military history, better than some PBS documentaries I've seen. I served with 3/4 Marine Division as a battalion Scout 1965-66 two tours in Nam and I carried the 1911 second only to ammo for it and a full canteen. I have some pictures to share and as soon as I meet the posting requirements, I will. Thanks to all who have been able to contribute so far, this is really, very cool!
There are no minimum post requirements to show pictures. There is only a minimum post count (45) to begin selling stuff on this site.

bntII, nice pictures!
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:23 AM
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One more- Waves being shown how to service the 45 during WWII.



And:

A German soldier with a captured 1911 stuffed in his belt ca. 1916..... date possible?

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Old 11-10-2009, 09:45 PM
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Keep it up guys, I got a lot of good screensavers from this thread!
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