World War ll images from a member of the Ballinrobe Diaspora

These rare images will bring back memories of relatives/friends to some members of the Ballinrobe Community
By Averil Staunton

A small selection from a collection of rare images received recently from a member of the Ballinrobe Diaspora living in Australia.

It was decided to include them here as some members of the Ballinrobe Community probably had relatives involved in the War.

These images were found in a Brownie box camera decades after they were taken and somebody decided to develop the film it contained - hence these unknown images.  As the donor said

"Isn't it amazing how a film could last so long in a camera without disintegrating? Fantastic photos taken 69 years ago. Some of you will have to go to a museum to see what a Brownie box camera looked like!"

Photo:Brownie Box Camera

Brownie Box Camera

Photo:Deck crew climbing up to get the pilot out.  He did. That's a fuel tank his foot is on. Empty!

Deck crew climbing up to get the pilot out. He did. That's a fuel tank his foot is on. Empty!

Photo:Japanese  Kawanishi H8K seaplane after crashing.  Kwajalein

Japanese Kawanishi H8K seaplane after crashing. Kwajalein

Photo:Marines disembark LST at Tinian Island

Marines disembark LST at Tinian Island

Photo:Very rare shot of HARVS on the way shot by a P-47

Very rare shot of HARVS on the way shot by a P-47

Photo:Squad of Rufe's at Bougainville; these things were very nimble even with the pontoons

Squad of Rufe's at Bougainville; these things were very nimble even with the pontoons

Photo:Snow on deck the USS Philippine Sea North Pacific 1945

Snow on deck the USS Philippine Sea North Pacific 1945

This page was added by Averil Staunton on 19/11/2011.

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