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155-mm Gun on Gun Motor Carriage M40

Two views of the U.S. 155-mm Gun on Gun Motor Carriage M40 from TM 9-350, the Technical Manual on the 155-mm Gun M2 printed in 1945.

155-mm Gun on Gun Mount M13 on Gun Motor Carriage M40 -- Side View

155-mm Gun on Gun Mount M13 on Gun Motor Carriage M40 -- Side View

155-mm Gun on Gun Mount M13 on Gun Motor Carriage M40 -- Rear View

155-mm Gun on Gun Mount M13 on Gun Motor Carriage M40 -- Rear View


 

Organization of the Japanese Air Force

Organization of the WWII Japanese Army Air Service and Naval Air Service from the U.S. War Department’s Handbook for Combat Air Intelligence Officers, Army Air Forces Air Intelligence School, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, March 1944.

3. ORGANIZATION.

a. General.

(1) Owing to the excellence of Japanese counterintelligence during the years in which they were building their air strength, and owing to the difficulty of the Japanese language, Allied information about the organization of the Japanese Air Services is scanty and possibly inaccurate. (Charts C and D give the latest information available about the organization of both the Army and Naval Air Services.)

Japanese Army Air Service

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Flying and Fighting Trim

Flying and Fighting Trim

Navy planes could not fly, or pilots and aircrewmen fight, if it were not for the ground and deck crews who have been skilfully trained to keep those planes in flying and fighting trim. (Naval Aviation News, August 1, 1944.)