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US Marine Joseph McCarty with a Thompson submachine gun, circa 1930Chinese Red Army troops training with Thompson M1921 submachine guns, 1930-1937
US Marine Joseph McCarty with a Thompson submachine gun, circa 1930Chinese Red Army troops training with Thompson M1921 submachine guns, 1930-1937
Chinese Red Army troops training with Thompson M1921 submachine guns, 1930-1937Chinese Red Army troops training with Thompson M1921 submachine guns, 1930-1937
Chinese Red Army troops training with Thompson M1921 submachine guns, 1930-1937Chinese Red Army troops training with Thompson M1921 submachine guns, 1930-1937
Chinese Red Army troops training with Thompson M1921 submachine guns, 1930-1937Chinese soldier standing guard with a Thompson submachine gun, date unknown
Chinese Red Army troops training with Thompson M1921 submachine guns, 1930-1937Chinese soldier standing guard with a Thompson submachine gun, date unknown
M3A1 Scout Car in exercise, Fort Riley, Kansas, United States, date unknown, photo 1 of 4A lance corporal of the British Army East Surrey Regiment posed with a Thompson sub-machinegun, Chatham in Kent, England, United Kingdom, 25 Nov 1940
M3A1 Scout Car in exercise, Fort Riley, Kansas, United States, date unknown, photo 1 of 4A lance corporal of the British Army East Surrey Regiment posed with a Thompson sub-machinegun, Chatham in Kent, England, United Kingdom, 25 Nov 1940
A sergeant in the Dorking Home Guard cleaning his Thompson submachine gun in his home, Dorking, southern England, United Kingdom, 1 Dec 1940M3 light tank, crew, and supplies at Fort Benning, Georgia, United States, 18 Dec 1941; Three of the men were L. D. Sample, Harold Postner, and Pelak Gilley
A sergeant in the Dorking Home Guard cleaning his Thompson submachine gun in his home, Dorking, southern England, United Kingdom, 1 Dec 1940M3 light tank, crew, and supplies at Fort Benning, Georgia, United States, 18 Dec 1941; Three of the men were L. D. Sample, Harold Postner, and Pelak Gilley
An ethnically Chinese soldier of the US Army posing with a Thompson sub-machinegun next to a halftrac armored car, Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States, Jun 1942US Army sentry at the partially capsized Vichy-French ocean liner SS Porthos in the harbor at Casablanca, French Morocco, 8 Nov 1942. The Porthos was damaged by 16-inch shells fired from the USS Massachusetts.
An ethnically Chinese soldier of the US Army posing with a Thompson sub-machinegun next to a halftrac armored car, Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States, Jun 1942US Army sentry at the partially capsized Vichy-French ocean liner SS Porthos in the harbor at Casablanca, French Morocco, 8 Nov 1942. The Porthos was damaged by 16-inch shells fired from the USS Massachusetts.
MGen George Patton and RAdm John Hall, US Navy (behind Patton – and, Yes, the Admiral has his helmet on backwards) prepare to go ashore at Fedhala, Morocco during the North African operation, 9 Nov 1942.Daniel Inouye in uniform, 1940s
MGen George Patton and RAdm John Hall, US Navy (behind Patton – and, Yes, the Admiral has his helmet on backwards) prepare to go ashore at Fedhala, Morocco during the North African operation, 9 Nov 1942.Daniel Inouye in uniform, 1940s
Corporal Larry Corletti, Private Murril Chapman, and Private Louis Robles practicing abandoning a M3 medium tank at Camp Polk, Louisiana, United States, 12 Feb 1943Jeep, WC-4 truck, and 37 mm Gun M3 of US 811th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Camp Carson, Colorado, United States, 1 May 1943
Corporal Larry Corletti, Private Murril Chapman, and Private Louis Robles practicing abandoning a M3 medium tank at Camp Polk, Louisiana, United States, 12 Feb 1943Jeep, WC-4 truck, and 37 mm Gun M3 of US 811th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Camp Carson, Colorado, United States, 1 May 1943
French Commandos celebrate Bastille Day on the parade grounds of Wellington Barracks, London, United Kingdom, 14 Jul 1943. Note the Thompson sub-machine gun.US Marines in prone position on the landing beach at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943, photo 2 of 2
French Commandos celebrate Bastille Day on the parade grounds of Wellington Barracks, London, United Kingdom, 14 Jul 1943. Note the Thompson sub-machine gun.US Marines in prone position on the landing beach at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943, photo 2 of 2
US Marine code talkers on Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Dec 1943Canadian 48th Highlanders infantry regiment in Italy, 10 Dec 1943; the man with binoculars was Platoon Commander Mcdonald
US Marine code talkers on Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Dec 1943Canadian 48th Highlanders infantry regiment in Italy, 10 Dec 1943; the man with binoculars was Platoon Commander Mcdonald

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