Japanese army intelligent officer Makoto Onodera inspecting the Atlantic Wall, Norway December 1942. In the background is one of the triple gun turrets from the laid-up battleship Gneisenau. The 28cm. Schnelllade-Kanone C/34 in Drehschiesslafette C/28 (Quick Loading - Rotary Mount) turrets were transferred to coastal defense in 1943. #japaneseofficer#inspecting#atlanticwall#secondworldwar#history#norway#1942
Hello everyone, I’m Brennon Howard (@b.rennon)- the owner of this page. For a total of 4 years I have owned and posted on @history_fanatic. Looking back at this time I can say that I accomplished all of the points of my agenda. I spread knowledge while also advancing my own knowledge of the Second World War and World History. I established a well-liked and known page when my original intent was just to post photos. I’m saying this not only because is is my officially my 4th year this month, but because this year was my last dedicated year to this page. I am focusing more on my life and getting to college as well as finishing High School. I hope I’ve inspired you all as you all have inspired me to do more. I will post at my leisure for as long as this page exists, but I cannot promise activity. I do have a personal page @b.rennon where I will be posting aspects of my personal life as well as my interests (The Sciences and History). One thing I do promise is that there will continue to be a History Fanatic. Cheers and feel free to DM me on the matter on my personal page.
Swipe for more pictures! I was fortunate enough to pick up a near perfect Westinghouse jungle liner M1 helmet set the other day. These camouflage painted liners were made by Westinghouse in 1942 and 1943. They were made to be issued to jungle troops because the steel shell was found to cause noise when branches brushed against it and it was also supposed to be less needed for jungle troops who were to travel light to improve mobility and not to expect artillery fire often (the main purpose of a helmet is to protect from falling debris from artillery). 854,255 jungle liners were produced before they were replaced by the helmet net which was a better form of camouflage. 300,000 jungle liners still in the factory were painted over with the standard green paint. These liners are very rare and very hard to find in good shape. I’m very happy to have this one in my collection. #wwii#us#army#usmc#helmet#m1helmet#camo#camouflage#rare#1942#1943#green#jungle#mint#surplus#military#militaria#vintage#westinghouse