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A DIRECTORY OF WORLD WAR II NEWS AND LINKS
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Archive: September 2006
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
John Glascock's WWII Photos - 6th Armored Division ◊
John Glascock has displayed an outstanding series of color and black-and-white photos and documents from the 128th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 6th Armored Division during WWII. Some of the highlights include color photos of jeeps, a Piper Cub airplane, a Red Cross Doughnut Wagon, halftracks, and uniforms. External Link: World War II Photo Gallery by John Glascock (pbase.com).
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
USS Macon Airship Explored ◊
Researchers from the NOAA and Monterey Bay Aquarium have explored the submerged wreckage of the airship USS Macon which crashed off the coast of California in 1935. The 785-foot USS Macon was America's largest airship. The dirigible included an internal hanger for four Curtiss F9C-2 Sparrowhawk aircraft which could be launched and retrieved from a "trapeze" mounted underneath the airship. According to the NOAA release, the wreckage site is extensive:
Distinguishable features included the airship's hangar bay containing four Sparrowhawk biplanes and their detached landing gear. Five of the Macon's eight German-built Maybach 12 cylinder gasoline engines also were identified. Objects from the ship's galley were found, including two sections of the aluminum stove, propane tanks that supplied fuel for it, and the enlisted men's dining table and bench. A second debris field contained the Macon's bow section including the mooring mast receptacle assembly. This field also contains aluminum chairs and desks that may have been in a port side officers' or meteorologist's office.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Stay Off That Pipeline ◊
This website for the 368th Engineering GS Battalion has an interesting set of four photos showing the results when a Sherman tank hit a gasoline pipeline: 600,000 gallons of motor fuel and 300,000 gallons of aviation fuel spilled. External Link: 368th Engineering GS Bn. - Stay Off That Pipeline!.
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