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WW2 trooper with his Thompson Machine Gun

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Photographs2522 of 3303Mounted Rifleman, Canadian Expeditionary ForceMaternal Grandfather
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Posted 4 years ago


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This is a WW2 era snapshot of what I believe is an Army Sergeant in some sort of landing craft.

Based on the land in the background, I believe that this is Pacific theater.

The SGT has struck a tough guy pose with a pipe in his mouth and his Thompson at the ready!

The back of the image has a period ink notation of "this is me".

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  1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 4 years ago
    Makes me want to yell "Hey! Get that finger off the trigger!"
  2. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Muzzle and trigger finger awareness doesn't seem to have been a concern during earlier wars.

    I saw some pretty tragic accidents in the course of my career, so I was always correcting soldiers when they were lax.

  3. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks bellin, thriftygypsy and walksoftly.

  4. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks again tlmbaran.

  5. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks Amphora.


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