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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 1:37 a.m. PST

I'm not sure how many of you have seen these:

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Vigilant21 Aug 2017 1:43 a.m. PST

Not seen these before. Always great to see how other countries viewed the war. Thanks.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 1:47 a.m. PST

By the way, that last poster, the one about never forgetting May 12, 1942, is about the sinking of the tanker Potrero del Llano off the coast of Florida.

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Richard Baber21 Aug 2017 2:01 a.m. PST

Late in the war Mexico sent an air squadron which flew in the Philippines against the Japs.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 5:58 a.m. PST

There is a nice WWII memorial to the 201st Fighter Squadron in Mexico City. I don't think I have any pics, but here is one from wiki.

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Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 6:08 a.m. PST

I didn't even know Mexico was involved!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 6:39 a.m. PST

Indeed

There were a number of unsung Allies – Brazil for example sent an infantry corps to Italy

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 7:48 a.m. PST

79thPA,

Your photo of the 201st doesn't show. Was it this one of these, by any chance?

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 9:31 a.m. PST

You can see the memorial on the wiki page. For some reason the pic wouldn't post.

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A few more:

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

Joe,

Thanks for that. I forgot it was at Chapultepec. With that info to go on I found this beauty.

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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

Thanks for the links and photos of the Mexican fighter squadron. I knew that Mexico declared war against Germany but not that they sent any actual fighting forces overseas.

Frederick mentioned the Brazilian Expeditionary Force. Here is the Wiki article about the BEF link I had a co-worker who was from Brazil and told me about the BEF, especially the origin of its shoulder patch and motto.

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 12:38 p.m. PST

I found the memorial to be simple yet elegant.

Richard Baber21 Aug 2017 1:34 p.m. PST

Brazil was the first South American country to declare war on Germany and the only one to send troops to fight overseas in Europe.

I wrote a collection of articles including a couple of tabletop wargames which appeared in Miniature Wargames magazine and the SOTCW magazine – The Journal.

Osprey even brought out a book about the FEB.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2018 3:57 a.m. PST

Question …

Does anyone know if this piece was meant to become part of a government propaganda poster, or if it was simply done for a cartoon?

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Legion 408 Apr 2018 8:00 a.m. PST

I knew about the Mexican Fighter unit. And as the Col and Richard posted, Brazil had a Mtn Div in Italy working along side the US Army/Allies. Plus had navy/air forces in the Battle for the Atlantic …

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