A Soldier’s Son – Weapons of War – Part 1

“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” — George S. Patton

NOTE: You can read the introduction to this series HERE:


In the collection of World War II photographs my father amassed, there are quite a number of weaponry of various kinds. Some are photos of automatic weapons, or what passed for automatic weapons at the time, airplanes, tanks, etc.

I am posting a couple below for those readers who enjoy studying the various armaments of wars past and present.


My research seemed to indicate that the tank below is a U.S. Light Tank M2A2 that was used for training in Oahu, HI especially directly after America’s entrance into the conflict.

A single LIGHT TANK M2A2

size – 2.5 x 3.25 including white space (approx)

The second photograph appears to be a line up of a group of the same model of tank standing at the ready.

A group of LIGHT M2A2 TANKS

size – 2.5 x 3.25 including white space (approx)

“U.S. LIGHT TANK M2A2 during maneuvers on Oahu, 1942. This light tank with twin turrets, one containing a .50-caliber machine gun and the other a .30-caliber machine gun, was first manufactured in 1935. In December 1942, when it was declared obsolete, there were 234 left in the Army. The M2A2 light tank is a good example of the type of equipment available shortly after the entry of the United States into World War II.”
Source: http://www.allworldwars.com/The-War-Against-Japan-Pictorial-Record.html


I am also posting two photographs of airplanes. I was not able to identify the type of aircraft in either of these photographs, but I know there are hobbyists and experts who may be able to shed some light on their identification. If so, feel free to pass it along and I will post credible updates; thank you!

WW II  Aircraft Engine
size – 3.25 x 2.5 including white space (approx)

WW II  Aircraft

size – 2.5 x 3.25 including white space (approx)


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DISCLAIMER — Many of the photographs I will be presenting as part of this series are very small and/or very old. In order to enable proper viewing, I scan the images and enhance them to the extent possible using Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop software. These images are not manipulated to remove or modify the content. The enhancements are strictly to provide contrast, bring out details and to render black and white areas in more natural tones. Nothing has been removed or added. I will provide approximate measurements of the actual photographs as they may seem larger than actual size because of the digital presentation.



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