US soldier with M1 PT-354 of MTB Squadron 25 with a mount of multiple M1 Bazooka rocket launchers positioned abaft the mast, Taboga Naval Station, Panama Canal Zone, 17 Dec 1943.US 101st Airborne Division paratrooper Corporal Louis E. Laird boarded a C-47 transport during dress rehersals for the Normandy invasion, spring 1944US Army Rangers awaited the invasion signal in a landing craft in an English port, circa early Jun 1944, photo 1 of 2; note the bazooka and the M1 Garand rifles
US soldier with M1 'Bazooka' launcher, 1943PT-354 of MTB Squadron 25 with a mount of multiple M1 Bazooka rocket launchers positioned abaft the mast, Taboga Naval Station, Panama Canal Zone, 17 Dec 1943.US 101st Airborne Division paratrooper Corporal Louis E. Laird boarded a C-47 transport during dress rehersals for the Normandy invasion, spring 1944US Army Rangers awaited the invasion signal in a landing craft in an English port, circa early Jun 1944, photo 1 of 2; note the bazooka and the M1 Garand rifles
Men of 2nd Regiment, 2nd Division, US Marine Corps coming off the front lines after 20 days of combat, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 5 Jul 1944German Panzer Mark IV medium tank with three half-inch holes through the armor from M1 Bazooka anti-tank rockets, near French-German border, 2 Jan 1945. Note the wire mesh panels for defense against magnetic mines.A Marine Corps F4U Corsair flying over Marine ground troops during a close air ground support training exercise, 1945. Note M1 Rocket Launcher (or ‘Bazooka’) and M2 Flame Thrower.
Men of 2nd Regiment, 2nd Division, US Marine Corps coming off the front lines after 20 days of combat, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 5 Jul 1944German Panzer Mark IV medium tank with three half-inch holes through the armor from M1 Bazooka anti-tank rockets, near French-German border, 2 Jan 1945. Note the wire mesh panels for defense against magnetic mines.A Marine Corps F4U Corsair flying over Marine ground troops during a close air ground support training exercise, 1945. Note M1 Rocket Launcher (or ‘Bazooka’) and M2 Flame Thrower.
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