Schwerer Gustav was one of two German 80 cm K (E) ultra-heavy railway guns. It was developed in the late 1930s by Krupp as siege artillery. The gun weighed nearly 1,350 tonnes and could fire shells weighing seven tonnes to a range of 29 miles. It was the largest-calibre rifled weapon ever used in combat and fired the heaviest shells of any artillery piece. #WWII #War
The USS Torsk (SS-423) is docked at the Baltimore Maritime Museum and is one of two Tench Class submarines still located inside the United States. It is nicknamed the "Galloping Ghost of the Japanese Coast." In 1945, Torsk made two war patrols off Japan, sinking one cargo vessel and two coastal defense frigates. The latter of these, torpedoed on 14 August 1945, was the last enemy ship sunk by the U.S. Navy in World War II.
The first Nazi General to be executed, Anton Dostler, is tied to a post in Aversa to face a US Army firing squad. He was tried by an American military tribunal for the summary shooting of 15 prisoners while serving as the General Commanding the 75th German Army Corps. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1945