I just finished a complete overhaul of the Pearl Harbor Raid gallery. 56 of the 59 photos have been updated with larger, high resolution photographs, and some of the me are absolutely stunning, so why not check it out?
Forward 14"/45 guns of USS Nevada (BB-36) fire on positions ashore, during the landings on Utah Beach, June 6th 1944.
U.S. Navy sailors in a motor launch rescue a survivor from the water alongside the sunken USS West Virginia (BB-48) during or shortly after the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor.
USS Tennessee (BB-43) is inboard of the sunken battleship.
Note extensive distortion of West Virginia´s lower midships superstructure, caused by torpedo hits below. Also note 5"/25 gun, still partially covered with canvas, boat crane swung outboard and empty boat cradles near the smokestacks, and base of radar antenna atop West Virginia´s (BB-48) foremast.
Note: This is a color-tinted version, not an actual color photograph.
The forward superstructure and midships gun positions of the sunken USS Arizona (BB-39), afire after the Japanese raid, December 7th 1941.
At right are the ship's mainmast and boat cranes, which were beyond the areas wrecked by the explosion of her forward magazines.
USS Cassin (DD-372) (capsized, right) and USS Downes (DD-375) in Drydock Number One at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard on December 7th 1941, immediately following the Japanese attack. Both ships had been severely damaged by bomb hits and the resulting fires.
In the background, also in Drydock Number One, is USS Pennsylvania (BB-38), which had received relatively light damage in the raid.
Welcome to the newly redesigned warinphotos.com! The new design sports a fully responsive mobile-friendly layout, improved gallery pages which should be more pleasant to navigate, and improved photo pages which allow a larger and more prominent view of the photo.
In addition to the redesign, I have begun updating the galleries with higher quality, higher resolution copies of the existing photos, in many cases increasing the resolution by 3-4 times! The Tanks and D-Day galleries have already been totally overhauled, so check those out, and the rest of the galleries will be updated in the coming weeks.
If you have any feedback on the new design, it is always welcome via our contact page.
I registered a new domain name for this website today:
warphotos.basnetworks.net is now known as warinphotos.com!
I was meaning to register a proper domain name for a long time, but couldn't decide on one. Last week warinphotos.com popped in my head, sounded perfect, and wasn't already taken, so here we go! More updates incoming soon.
Today I rolled out a new update to the website. Most noticeably the layout and theme of the site has been tweaked and optimized, and hopefully looks a lot nicer. I removed support for "tags", because they were cluttery and not very useful, and added a search box to the search results page.
The rest of the updates are changes to the back-end systems which will allow me to upload photos faster, and with more control.
Sorry for the lack of updates lately, hopefully more photos will be coming soon!
Yet another Canadian Army update, they just keep coming! There are some stunning shots today: A Canadian dispatch rider navigates some mud, and A Canadian Sherman tank overshadowed by a Dutch windmill. Enjoy!
General Motors T17E1 Staghound armoured cars of “A” Squadron, 12th Manitoba Dragoons, in the Hochwald, Germany, March 2nd 1945.
View taken around 0926 hrs. in the morning of December 7th 1941, from an automobile on the road in the Aiea area, looking about WSW with destroyer moorings closest to the camera.
In the center of the photograph are: USS Dobbin (AD-3), with destroyers Hull (DD-350), Dewey (DD-349), Worden (DD-352) and MacDonough (DD-351) alongside. The ship just to the left of that group is USS Phelps (DD-360), with got underway on two boilers around 0926 hrs.
The group further to the right consists of: USS Whitney (AD-4), with destroyers Conyngham (DD-371), Reid (DD-369), Tucker (DD-374), Case (DD-370) and Selfridge (DD-357) alongside.
USS Solace (AH-5) is barely visible at the far left.
Troopers of The Fort Garry Horse reading mail on a couch in their slit trench in the Hochwald, Germany, March 5th 1945.
(Left To Right): Troopers W.J. O’Gallagher, L.R. Nicholas and L.A.C. Neville.
Aircrew of No. 433 (Porcupine) Squadron, RCAF, en route to their Handley Page Halifax B.III aircraft before taking off to raid Hagen, Germany. Skipton-on-Swale, England, December 2nd 1944.
The Canadian 8th Brigade unloads onto Juno Beach during the first few seconds of the assault, June 6th 1944.