1938-Count Hisaichi Terauchi , 8 August 1879 – 12 June 1946) was a Gensui (or Marshal) in the Imperial Japanese Army and Commander of the Southern Expeditionary Army Group during World War II. He was ordered to lead the occupation over Southeast Asia (Singapore and Indonesia).
Ss-An elite corps of combat troops (SS is short for Schutzstaffel, which is German for “protective shield”) formed originally within the German Nazi party as a bodyguard for Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders and led by Heinrich Himmler.
Des soldats de la 89e division d'infanterie US traversent la rivière Rhin de St.Goar à St.Goarshausen en bateau d'assaut sous le feu allemand, le 26 Mars 1945. Note du photographe:. "Je dessinais un bateau d'assaut à traverser - ma chance Nous avons tous essayé ramper sous l'autre, la tête volait autour comme la grêle ". (Colorisé par Royston Leonard)
During WWII, US Navy boat PT-109, commanded by Lt. John F Kennedy, sank after being rammed in the middle of the night by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri off the Solomon Islands. Two crew members were killed. |US Navy PT Boats in WW2, photo of PT-109