Covering “The Other Side” Pictorial

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Japanese/American Unity – Today

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Japanese Military Humor – from:  Kunihiko Hisa cartoon album “Zero Fighter 1940-1945”

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Farewell Salutes – 

Marvin L. Anderson – Los Angeles, CA; US Army, WWII, ETO, infantry

John D.S. Bailey – Haiku, HI; US Army, SSgt., fire direction chief, HQ Co./4/70/1st Armored Brigade Combat Team

By: Howard Brodie

Scott W. Blais – East Longmeadow, MA; US Air Force, MSgt., flight engineer, 337th Airlift Squadron

Henry Daubert Jr. – New Orleans, LA; US Navy, WWII, Ensign, navigator /  USNR, Lt. Cmdr.

Carl Johnson – AZ; US Navy, WWII, Seaman 1st Class, USS West Virginia, Purple Heart, KIA (Pearl Harbor)

Charles Joo – Riverside, NJ; US Army Air Corps, WWII, B-17 waist-gunner

Clinton Lindseth – Silva, ND; US Army Air Corps  /  US Navy, radio engineer, PTO

Walter Paczkowski – Windsor, OH; US Army Air Corps, WWII, ETO

Roy R. Suisted – Cambridge, NZ; RNZ Air Force # 431080, WWII, Medical Section

Harry Servos – Sewell, NJ; US Army Air Corps, WWII, PTO, Co. F/187/11th Airborne Division

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About GP

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GP is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on January 21, 2021, in WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 116 Comments.

  1. Very special photos
    I learned Kamikaze translates to “Divine wind”, to learn more about why, one would read of their Mongol invasions.
    “Bonsai!” – I mean “Bullseye!” These military humor segments are always a treat.

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    • I have other posts on the Kamikaze, or Divine Wind, you might be interested. They can be located by using the Search bar. Thank you for reading this post, Dawn.

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  2. The photos are very powerful and so tell more of the story. I noted in your comments that your father never held any hard feelings. A remarkable man.

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    • Yes, he was, thank you. He just felt that they were soldiers doing what they were told, just as he was. Dad grew up around many different cultures and rather than shy away or hate them, he enjoyed learning from them.

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  3. Photos always tell a story differently than words, G. I always like both in history. I think it gives a better grasp on the reality of what happened. Thanks. –Curt

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  4. I believe this is the first time I’ve seen a picture of a Japanese soldier smiling during WWII

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  5. A picture is worth a thousand words.

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  6. I think for my grandparents the idea of seeing pictures favorably of the other side would seem to be too much; but it is fascinating. Thanks for sharing

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  7. I enjoyed the pictorial review, GP. Pictures speak volumes words cannot begin to cover..

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  8. Great photos from (unfortunately) a nearly forgotten era.

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  9. I really enjoyed the b/w photographs, especially the last set !

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  10. Great selection of photos, GP, including another reminder of Bataan.

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  11. Great pictures, GP. When I was at Ft Myer, I knew a group of WWII re-enactors who did a couple of encampments outside the library. They would have mock battles with some other reactors dressed up as Germans and the Americans always won. I asked why they never did re-enactments against the Japanese and he said nobody was small enough to fit into the Japanese uniforms.

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  12. Thank you for the information, GP! I hope all is going well? The Military humor is also always fantastic. Btw: Do you hear HIM griefing? 😉 Here they are instantly airing about NY and cutting all business connections to the Trump Org. Enjoy a beautiful weekend! Michael

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  13. Great pictorial review! A change of pace is sometimes nice.

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  14. Foto’s zeggen zoveel meer dan woorden al zal ik nooit begrijpen waarom mensen zo wreed worden in de oorlog en nog minder waarom ze maar oorlog blijven voeren

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  15. The phots from Bataan were disturbing.

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  16. Marvelous post, GP. I enjoyed all the historic photos. For a moment I was surprised to see the elephant, but I do remember learning something about that at some point. It’s hard to think of animals being used in warfare. But we will never learn from the past if we try to erase it.
    Hugs on the wing!

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  17. If I look at your upper fotos I get goose pimples and I ask myself once more, why the human being is going on making war! Thanks for the “Japanese Military Humor” pictures:) All the best

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  18. I’ve never viewed your blog as being particularly political. Just one very good and interesting blog that covers historical events in an interesting and thorough manner. Keep up the good work GP!

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  19. So much fatigue and relief. Great photos.

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  20. They are having glitches of a technical nature. While it’s possible they could be applying some kind of “appropriate use” policy, I find that unlikely. They would say so. My blog is quite apolitical and I’ve been having my share of glitches lately.
    I did start using the new editor with the Classic Block. That works pretty much the same in editing as the original web editor and the only thing new I had to learn is how to handle the scheduling and those other items in the right margin.

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  21. I just assumed your post had a scheduling problem. I’ve had quite a few. Fortunately, I’ve avoided too many problems.

    The actual photos from the war zone are never neat and tidy like in the movies, are they?

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  22. Reblogged this on Subli and commented:
    Great shots about WWII in the Pacific!

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  23. Don’t tell me it’s happening here too. I had a comment on Facebook that got deleted and some got warnings. I’m getting out of politics for a while. It is so depressing.
    I love the pictorials – a picture surely is worth a thousand words.

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  24. These photos are fabulous. No matter how many facts we read or stories we hear, there’s something about a photo that brings events to us in a more immediate way.

    As for yesterday’s glitch, I don’t think there’s anything nefarious about it, and I certainly don’t think it’s because you’re still using the Classic editor. I use the Classic for both my blogs, and it’s offered as an alternative by WP, so there’s no reason for them to fuss about that. From time to time, things just happen. You got it fixed, and that’s what’s important.

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  25. They too were humans?”
    Rather amazing photos – that I’ve never seen before GP.

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  26. I was struck by the number of soldiers wearing masks coming off a boat after the 1945 surrender. I knew Asian countries had a tradition of using masks, but I did not realize it went that far back.

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  27. oh the photos tell stories…layers…some are tiny though and I can’t see them when I click on them…I’ve found that I need to upload them correctly so they are actually ‘there’…I’m sure WP will help you on chat they are very helpful in my experience even with the stuff I do wrong 🤓…I do think about my ancestors…the secrets…and generational trauma…the photos I’ve found my father are all from being in a camp at the end of the war…he was so skinny…as was my Indonesian uncle…I need my cousins to tell me more stories…thanks for sharing these…I’m ever curious now so much I don’t don’t. ~ sending you joy for a good day ☺️hedy

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  28. Always interesting to see the photos from the ‘enemy’ side, GP. The Germans had a photo-magazine called ‘Signal’ that was popular during WW2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal_(magazine)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  29. Thanks for these…nice to see the ‘ther side’s’ photos.

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  30. A positive side of technical SNAFUs are they tend to be non-discriminatory, nor are they respecters of persons.

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  31. Thanks, GP. It’s always interesting to see actual WWII photos.

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  32. GP, WordPress is becoming hostile to any BLOG not in step with the “party line” and that includes pro-veteran, Patriots, so beware my friend.

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