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British PIAT team on exercise at a firing range in Tunisia, 19 Feb 1943German soldier testing a captured British PIAT anti-tank launcher, France, circa May 1944
British PIAT team on exercise at a firing range in Tunisia, 19 Feb 1943German soldier testing a captured British PIAT anti-tank launcher, France, circa May 1944
Two female workers assembling PIAT anti-tank launher parts, Orilla, Ontario, Canada, Jun 1944British Rifleman Reg Oates and Sergeant James Woodward with a PIAT anti-tank launcher near Caen, France, 1944
Two female workers assembling PIAT anti-tank launher parts, Orilla, Ontario, Canada, Jun 1944British Rifleman Reg Oates and Sergeant James Woodward with a PIAT anti-tank launcher near Caen, France, 1944
British soldier with PIAT at Saint-Martin-des-Besaces, Basse-Normandie, France, 1 Aug 1944Polish resistance fighters with PIAT anti-tank launchers, Warsaw, Poland, Aug 1944
British soldier with PIAT at Saint-Martin-des-Besaces, Basse-Normandie, France, 1 Aug 1944Polish resistance fighters with PIAT anti-tank launchers, Warsaw, Poland, Aug 1944
British PIAT team, Normanie, France, 9 Aug 1944Capitan Cyprian Odorkiewicz (second from left) inspecting ammunition for PIAT launcher of Rafalki unit of resistane fighters, Okolnik gardens, Warsaw, Poland, 14 Aug 1944
British PIAT team, Normanie, France, 9 Aug 1944Capitan Cyprian Odorkiewicz (second from left) inspecting ammunition for PIAT launcher of Rafalki unit of resistane fighters, Okolnik gardens, Warsaw, Poland, 14 Aug 1944
PIAT anti-tank launchers belonging to fighters of Battalion Czata 49, Warsaw, Poland, Aug 1944Polish fighters Andrzej Maringe, Stanislaw Potworowski, and others of Battalion Czata 49 with PIAT launchers, Aug 1944
PIAT anti-tank launchers belonging to fighters of Battalion Czata 49, Warsaw, Poland, Aug 1944Polish fighters Andrzej Maringe, Stanislaw Potworowski, and others of Battalion Czata 49 with PIAT launchers, Aug 1944
Polish resistance fighters with PIAT anti-tank launchers, Tamka 46, Warsaw, Poland, circa 14 Aug 1944A soldier of 5th Duke of Cornwall
Polish resistance fighters with PIAT anti-tank launchers, Tamka 46, Warsaw, Poland, circa 14 Aug 1944A soldier of 5th Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry regiment, British 43rd (Wessex) Division carrying a PIAT launcher, northwestern Europe, 18 Nov 1944, photo 1 of 2
A soldier of 5th Duke of CornwallPIAT gunner of 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade, British 7th Armoured Division, 28 Dec 1944
A soldier of 5th Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry regiment, British 43rd (Wessex) Division carrying a PIAT launcher, northwestern Europe, 18 Nov 1944, photo 2 of 2PIAT gunner of 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade, British 7th Armoured Division, 28 Dec 1944
Men of D Company, 1st Battalion, British London Irish Rifles regiment preparing to fire a PIAT launcher during a training exercise, Forlì, Italy, 1 Feb 1945Private G. Mills of British 2nd Gloucestershire Regiment with a PIAT launcher, northwestern Europe, 6 Mar 1945
Men of D Company, 1st Battalion, British London Irish Rifles regiment preparing to fire a PIAT launcher during a training exercise, Forlì, Italy, 1 Feb 1945Private G. Mills of British 2nd Gloucestershire Regiment with a PIAT launcher, northwestern Europe, 6 Mar 1945
Private L. H. Johnson and Sergeant D. R. Fairborn of 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion with a PIAT launcher, Lembeck, Germany, 29 Mar 1945Private Aubrey Carl Kotz and Private W. Spence of 7 Platoon, A Company, Australian 2/10 Battalion during Battle of Balikpapan, Borneo, 3 Jul 1945; note PIAT
Private L. H. Johnson and Sergeant D. R. Fairborn of 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion with a PIAT launcher, Lembeck, Germany, 29 Mar 1945Private Aubrey Carl Kotz and Private W. Spence of 7 Platoon, A Company, Australian 2/10 Battalion during Battle of Balikpapan, Borneo, 3 Jul 1945; note PIAT
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