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1945 M4A3 became the preferred tank for Marine Corps. On Iwo Jima 4th and 5th Tank Battalions were equipped with M4A3 while 3rd Tank Battalion had mid-production M4A2s. Both 4th and 5th Tank Battalion used the wooden side armor but most tank photos taken on Iwo were of Bob Neiman's Company C 4th. 41 "Cairo" illustrate the distinctive steel bar cages over the hatches track blocks welded to the turret sides and slope plate and wooden side armor made up of narrow planks with a layer of…

Marine Corps This tank on Iwo Jima illustrates the distinctive steel bar cages over the hatches, track blocks welded to the turret sides, and slope plate and wooden side armor made up of narrow planks with a layer of concrete.

Iwo Jima, 1945: A US Marine aims his Garand (M1) rifle at the enemy; his grip looks uncertain, though. His helmet cover identifies him as "Martin 1". Note the cases of Japanese ammo used by "Martin 1" for his perch.

WWII colorized ~ An American Marine aiming his Garand rifle, whilst perched on Japanese ammunition crates on the Island of Iwo Jima, c. February/March (Colourised by Royston Leonard from the UK)

M4A3 Sherman late iwoJima

\'Beelzebub\' of the Marines Battalion, equipped with the DWG (Deep Wading Gear) at Iwo Jima, January

OBSERVER ON IWO JIMA, 1945 by the US Marine Corps. February 1945. #usarmy, #worldwar2 #iwojima

““Observer who spotted a machine gun nest finds its location on a map so they can send the information to artillery or mortars to wipe out the position.” Iwo Jima, February From the series:.

The Middle Ages for Kids - Guilds

guild: in the Middle Ages, an association of merchants or artisans who cooperated to uphold standards of their trade and to protect their economic interests