On This Day…February 7th
‘Boy Sitting on Sea Mine’, Deal, South Coast of England, 7th February, 1940. Presumably defused and made safe.
Spitfire P9315, RAF Benson No 3 Photo Reconnaissance Unit, Cambridge, England, 7th February 1941.
Flight 7th February 1930
Colourised photo of a Finnish soldier practicing maneuvers in the winter snow at a military dog training school during the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. Hämeenlinna, Finland. February 1941.
The USS Saratoga (CV-3) passing through the Culebra Cut of the Panama Canal enroute to the Pacific. February 7th, 1928. The ‘cut’ is an eight mile long artificial valley that was one of the great engineering feats of its time. The construction took 32 years to complete, from the French breaking ground in 1881 until the Americans finishing the project in 1913.
On the bridge, Lieutenant Commander Dudley Morten and Lieutenant Richard O'Kane (left) aboard USS Wahoo (SS-238) in Pearl Harbor, 7th February, 1943. I thought the mariners were dancing until I saw the railing...
TBF-1C aircraft having just been dumped from the deck of USS Coral Sea (CVE-57) near Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 7 Feb 1944.
Well known photo of Warbird TBM-3E Avenger in flight, 7th February, 2007.
Essex-class carrier USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) cruising in the Gulf of Paria between Trinidad and Venezuela on her shakedown cruise, 7 Feb 1945. Note the TBM Avenger on her deck, the ship alongside is Coast Guard guard boat.
USS Alabama (BB-60) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 7th Febtuary, 1943
Nice study in weathering submarines. Bow view of the USS Harder (SS-257) in Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 7 Feb 1944.
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