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Rare Photograph Of Naked & Heroic WWII Soldier Hits The Internet [NSFW]

Heroes are attractive by definition. This WWII soldier definitely earned the title while facing gunfire nude. Photographer Horace Bristol captured the unique moment in a rare photograph that has just hit the Internet. 

According to Rare Historical Photos:

Since Japanese coastal defense guns were firing at the plane while it was in the water during take-off, this brave young man, after rescuing the pilot, manned his position as machine gunner without taking time to put on his clothes. A hero photographed right after he’d completed his heroic act. Naked.

Photo taken by Horace Bristol (1908-1997). In 1941, Bristol was recruited to the U.S. Naval Aviation Photographic Unit, as one of six photographers under the command of Captain Edward J. Steichen, documenting World War II in places such as South Africa, and Japan. He ended up being on the plane the gunner was serving on, which was used to rescue people from Rabaul Bay (New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea), when this occurred. In an article from a December 2002 issue of B&W magazine he remembers:

“…we got a call to pick up an airman who was down in the Bay. The Japanese were shooting at him from the island, and when they saw us they started shooting at us. The man who was shot down was temporarily blinded, so one of our crew stripped off his clothes and jumped in to bring him aboard. He couldn’t have swum very well wearing his boots and clothes. As soon as we could, we took off. We weren’t waiting around for anybody to put on formal clothes. We were being shot at and wanted to get the hell out of there. The naked man got back into his position at his gun in the blister of the plane.”

[h/t: GailyGrind]

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supporting all of them

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It is coming up for sale

https://paddle8.com/work/horace-bristol/33781-wwii-rescue-at-rabaul-pby-blister-gunner

This is About A Soldier Doing Right by his Country nothing to do with his sexuality uve taken something historic n made it sick..... Proud American... Thank U Veterans all Branches....... God Bless...

they are proud to serve this country.

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Don't mean to be "that guy", but if he's in the Navy he's a sailor, not a soldier ... just sayin'

I for one think this is a picture that shows the dedication and strength these soldiers had. I "quite frankly my dear, don't give a damn" if he was wearing a pink hello kitty tutu. As long as he fought for this country and saved lives so that we, the people of today, could live. Then keep taking naked pictures. And doing the duty you signed up for. Whether you are Gay, Black, White, Asian, Lesbian, Female, or even Asexual. You keep fighting for our right to say such hatred and support alike. 

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they were, they are and they will be there for us.

Gays are incapable of getting a hot female, so they settle for fucking each other up the shitter and such. They stink and mess all over their cocks n sheets. Jus unnatural!

Not only is that the most ignorant comment have I ever heard. If u supposedly hate gays. Why u on a gay site. 

Oh wait. Ur a closeted gay so u have to diss everyone u come in contact with to attempt to feel better 

honey it won't work 

lastly, most gay guys are very attractive. And women are usually very attracted them physically. 

So we could get many women 

dumbass 

Wow. What an ignorant moronic comment. Stop talking please, you're revealing how small your liffe is..smh

LOL that's funny dude, keep thinkin' that ... gay dudes are lusted after by straight chicks all the time. If they wanted to fuck chicks they wouldn't have ANY trouble getting one. You're just mad cause gay dudes have (on average) bigger dicks than you straight, homophobic douchenozzles, and that's not just me, that's science motherfucker :)

Just sounds like you are the one who can't get a female and are just jealous that gay men get more sexual pleasure then you do with just your lonely hand. Also, if you've ever fucked a girl in the asshole (doubt that you ever had a girl in general seeing as you're a conceited prick) or wanted to, then you are a hypocrite. As a straight male you should want nothing to do with an asshole, girls or guys, and should only fuck a vagina. Since anal sex is unnatural, Vaginal sex should be the only sex that you have. It would be unnatural to fuck her in her asshole because only a penis inside a vagina can end up in reproduction and be "natural." Now please, GTFO with your stupidity you cunt. :)

Sir, this is history and art, nothing to do with homosexuals and their behaviour.  Try and support our military and photographers.

The sexual appeal of the man's naked buttocks brings into question so many aspects of male-male relationships. If all the men who tried successfully to kill or maim one another in WW II had instead bared their backsides for each other's pleasure, would the war have never happened? (And by the way, my dad during WW II sent home photos of whole groups of sailors on the deck of his ship exercising together totally nude.)

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lets support them

This photo is not rare. You can see it and many other pictures like it in a book that was published in 2004 called "At Ease".

I can smell his rank asshole from here.

And you love it!

"The Greatest Generation"  Men of each generation can be very hot!

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Amen Jan Sky.  Amen!!

And if you would like one, I'd gladly sell you one! www.gendellgallery.com

That haircut could definitely have existed in the '40's. Just look at fashion photos and movies from that era,

This is what my Dad did in WWII.  It could have been him.  Even this guys profile looks much like Dad.

Classically hot.

So hawt

This photo is very famous and has been around for years. 

Horace Bristo made history.

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Hot sexy man! Salute!

Hope he didn't need his chute.

Very sexy soldier naked:-) Hot Me:-)

Proof this is real?

Who cares???  The pic is frigging HOT!

Proof as in if you look up nude military photos from WWII  they are all over the place.  Military was never prudish..

More like it was Blazing hot! I spend 14 years in the army and many times we walked around nude cause it was fucking HOT and humid. nothing sexual. and for those who impose your narrow ignoarnt sexual views: please shut the fuck up. and go back under the rock you live under.

Proof would be that it was taken by an official US Government hired photographer. Maybe?

Anything with the government involved tells me it can't be trusted. I would require double the proof. 

What catches my eye as to this could be fake is the mans haircut doesn't look like a WWII cut to me, or at least it doesn't from the picture.  Who knows. Regardless if it's real I'm sure it has take. Place just maybe not on film. men that age usually aren't shy about their bodies, especially if they have a body like that. As well as around other men whom are their fellow solders 

Great pic.  Wonder what happened to him...  Those gunner's positions were really exposed.  Did he get back home?  Is he still alive?

I wonder...

My Dad was a Tailgunner in the Pacific. I wonder....

Great tan lines! 

yes, even in the '40's guys didn't always hide their thighs when sunbathing. unlike the fucking immature, homophobic and puritanical thigh-covered 'look' we've had in the u.s. for 25 yrs! yes, our idiocy has spread 'some'. but many guys in europe, s. amer., australia, etc, still wear bikini's, "speedos" or other 'real' suits.

jan sky:  I agree, even in sports, basketball players look like they have big hefty bags instead of shorts.

As dumb as the ritual we have to go through twice a year, I refer to as daylight stupid time.

Thanks, next time H/T: http://www.thegailygrind.com/2014/06/01/photographer-captures-nude-navy-wwii-hero-gun-battle-nsfw/

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