Abandoned Flak 41 inspected by American soldier at Magdeburg – 1945

The Flak 41 was a Rheinmetall improvement on the famous Krupp "eighty-eight", resulting in a more powerful version than any of the previous ones.  Only very few numbers were produced, but this prompted Krupp to respond with another prototype which ended up becoming the feared Pak 43 & KWK 43 - mounted on the Elefant, Jagdpanther and the Tiger II.
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“A date that will live in infamy” – Dec 7th 1941

“A date that will live in infamy” – Dec 7th 1941

The USS Arizona burns during the attack on Pearl Harbor A double post today - It's the 8th down here in NZ but for our American readers it is the 7th. "The attack commenced at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time. The base was attacked by 353 Imperial Japanese fighter planes, bombers, and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four sunk. All but the USS Arizona (BB-39) were later raised, and six were returned to service and went on to fight in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged…
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