Saturday, August 2, 2008

[Image] A means to an end

El-Alamein, Egypt, 19th July, 1942.

The Means

VX15962 Gunner Jack Wareham of the 9th Division's 2/8th Field Regiment takes aim with his tripod mounted Bren Gun. Gunner Wareham was credited with bringing down a German Messerschmitt BF109 Fighter Plane with this Bren rig.

And the end

The remains of a Messerschmitt BF109 that was brought down at Tel el Eisa later in the year. Whilst not the actual plane Gunner Wareham brought down the image is shown as representative of a crashed BF109 in the Western Desert.

images 024590 and 024906 Australian War Memorial.

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