Sunday, December 30, 2012

Engl. Flieger-Bomb, Blindgänger

An unexploded 20 lb Hales bomb. These were dropped by hand by the pilot or observer of the airplane.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

German Discus Grenade

Here is a dismantled German M1915 Discushandgranate . Referred to as a discus or turtle grenade because of the shape. A pencil is included for scale.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Amerik. Fliegerbombe Blindgänger

American day bombardment started in June 1918. On the 12th of June the 96th Aero Squadron bombed the railroad yards at Dommary-Baroncourt. This photo showing to German soldiers and an unexploded American is updated and could be from any raid.

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Aces of Cormier

A number of this group have the specialty insignia of Grenadiers on thier collar. They are also heavy on the mascots with 2 dogs and a cat. A field telephone can be seen with the 2 soldier lower left.