Acting Sergeant Jake McNiece (US Army paratrooper of the 101st Airborne Division) with warpaint and mohawk ready to drop into Normandy, June 1944. He was the leader of the Filthy Thirteen - an elite demolition unit whose exploits inspired the novel move "The Dirty Dozen"
Thompson Sub-machine gun 'Tommy Gun', invented in 1919. The Thompson was favored by soldiers, criminals, police and civilians alike for its ergonomics, compactness, large .45 ACP cartridge, reliability, and high volume of automatic fire.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874-1965) fires a Thompson sub-machine gun alongside the Allied Supreme Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, during an inspection of US invasion forces, March 1944
The United States Thompson submachine gun (Tommy Gun) was one of the most used guns by the US during World War II, used by many nations like Britain and Canada much like most American guns. In this picture you have two different mags, the most common on the left and the barrel one on the right which contains more ammo.
George "Machine Gun" Kelly is probably considered one of the most famous "gangsters" from the prohibition era. "Machine Gun" was born George Kelly Barnes on July 18, 1895, to a wealthy family living in Memphis, Tennessee. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun. Kelly’s most famous crime was the kidnapping of oil tycoon & businessman Charles Urschel in July 1933 for which he, and his gang, earned 200,000 dollars ransom.