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Great song and not off topic because of the nose art at 1:48. Enjoy!

demons:

B-17s of the 487th Bomb Group, c. 1944

(Source: Flickr / sdasmarchives)

memories65:

A USAAF B-17G dedicated to newly promoted United States European Allied Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

"Skipper’s Darlin’ III" prepares for takeoff. The SSgt. is applying tape over the gun-ports to prevent them becoming moisture filled and freezing shut.

(Collection of Jon Lake)

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

The USS Barb, a Gato-class submarine, and her battleflag. The Barb was one of the most successful American subs of the war, ranking third in tonnage sunk (96,628 tons), from 17 ships including an aircraft carrier. She served in both the Atlantic and the Pacific over her twelve patrols, and carried the unique distinction of landing a raiding party on the island of Sakhalin to blow up a Japanese train, the only combat carried out on the Japanese home islands.
(US Navy)
georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

The USS Barb, a Gato-class submarine, and her battleflag. The Barb was one of the most successful American subs of the war, ranking third in tonnage sunk (96,628 tons), from 17 ships including an aircraft carrier. She served in both the Atlantic and the Pacific over her twelve patrols, and carried the unique distinction of landing a raiding party on the island of Sakhalin to blow up a Japanese train, the only combat carried out on the Japanese home islands.
(US Navy)
georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

The USS Barb, a Gato-class submarine, and her battleflag. The Barb was one of the most successful American subs of the war, ranking third in tonnage sunk (96,628 tons), from 17 ships including an aircraft carrier. She served in both the Atlantic and the Pacific over her twelve patrols, and carried the unique distinction of landing a raiding party on the island of Sakhalin to blow up a Japanese train, the only combat carried out on the Japanese home islands.
(US Navy)

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

The USS Barb, Gato-class submarine, and her battleflag. The Barb was one of the most successful American subs of the war, ranking third in tonnage sunk (96,628 tons), from 17 ships including an aircraft carrier. She served in both the Atlantic and the Pacific over her twelve patrols, and carried the unique distinction of landing a raiding party on the island of Sakhalin to blow up a Japanese train, the only combat carried out on the Japanese home islands.

(US Navy)