Today in History: Inchon Landing

71 years ago today, September 15th 1950, the Battle of Inchon began. Code named Operation Chromite it was a plan by MacArthur to attack behind North Korean forces and break the siege of Pusan. Considered today to be one of the most decisive operations in modern warfare and MacArthur's greatest success.The operation was carried out …

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M1941 Haversack Variations

The collection is (essentially) complete.In case you can't tell I have a thing for these haversacks. Shout out to @ww2_daily_photography for helping fill the last vacancy All the major variations of the USMC M1941 (sometimes the later versions are called M1944) are here.1st is the Classic WWII "dog ear"2nd is the late war tube, roll top or …

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From The Footlocker: 1950’s Flight/G-Suit

This was used in F2H Banshees and F9F Panthers/Cougar. I think I have a VHS somewhere showing the owner wearing this and climbing into a Cougar at El Toro during his conversion training from propeller jet aircraft for the Korean War. After it's service life this suit and helmet went on to be the Halloween …

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