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Memories Preserved...

"These original photos come alive with the smoke and thunder of battle; unsurpassed as a portrayal of America at war." - George Chizmar, Sr.



For over fifty years, Real War Photos has been dedicated to honoring the memories of those who have sacrificed so much for the freedom and liberties we enjoy today. View our photos in the galleries and check out our core website:

DON'T SEE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR? Check out our FAQ PAGE for help, or ...just call us at 734-327-9696 or email:

Come back often to check out new additions to the Galleries; click on PAGES tab above for "New Arrivals". Click on SEARCH and type in your term of interest. Scroll down for website tips....

Have corrections or additions for the photo descriptions?

Please let us know, email: Thank you!

To the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, we salute you.

For those who are serving today,

we pray for your safe return.

And for the many veterans, families of veterans & active military,

we thank you for your enduring spirit

and sacrifice.

RWP is proud to announce that for the first time, our photo collection is now available online. In addition to the many services you have come to expect from RWP such as ordering high quality prints and tracking the latest reunion information, we now offer the ability to search and download images right from our vast photo archive. You can also create personalized viewing galleries to share favorite photographs with family and friends.

Each photo has been digitally restored to produce the highest quality image for your use and enjoyment. You will be surprised by the clarity of these restored images and the depth of emotions they can portray.


List your reunion on the RWP main website at and we will assemble a Private Gallery for your reunion members with all the photos we have on your unit/ship subject. You will receive a special access code (sent to your reunion organizer) for distribution to members and attendeeswhere you can view photos of your ship and crew.


Getting Around

To view our photo galleries just click the Image button in the upper left hand corner of the screen. To navigate to other pages click the Menu button in the same area.

Conducting Searches

Select the Search function in the upper right corner of the Home page. Then just enter the term(s) you wish to search for and the system will search across all galleries and display the results in a new gallery. Check out the FAQ page for more information and help on conducting searches.

Create your own space

The Lightbox button will enable you to store up to 500 of your favorite images from our site. When you return to Real War Photos you can view the images you have stored in the Lightbox the next time you login.

To use the Lightbox you will need to create an account, which is fast and easy, by clicking on the Sign In button and then Register.

If you have any comments or questions, you can always reach us by clicking on the Menu button and then select the Contact page.

Downloading photos

Purchasing and downloading images couldn't be easier. Just select the image(s) you want to purchase and we will download them to the Download Dock. You must have a registered account with RWP in order to access your photos, so go to the Services & Features page for additional information.

Old favorites

All your favorite services are still here as well, so check out the latest news on our Vet's Corner and Reunions pages.

As always, we are proud to post your stories on the Veterans Voices page. Make sure you check out the link to The Morning Call ( for some memorable video clips from real war heroes, with photos courtesy of the RWP collection.

Can't find what you are looking for?

No problem, just drop us a line on the Contact page and, if we have the photos in our collection, we will push them to the front of our scanning schedule and advise you via email when they are ready for viewing. Although we have already digitized thousands of photos, we still have ten's of thousands to go, so stop back often to check out the New Arrivals page for the latest additions.

Note: Watermarks (Real War Photos) will appear in the center of the photos online only and will be removed for downloads and printed products. This is a copyright and safety feature.

Need Help?

Email us on the Contact Us page. Drop us a line and let us know what you think of the new site. We deeply value the relationships we have developed over the years with our customers appreciate all input and support.

Thank you for visiting Real War Photos,

George & Jo Ellen Chizmar

Warning: Viewer discretion is advised - These galleries contains images that some viewers may find disturbing and not suitable for children.

To return to the Real War Photos main website: click here.

The photos displayed in a slideshow on this page include:

Photo #N3031C - the USS New Jersey BB-62, firing a salvo toward a target in the republic of Vietnam, So. China Sea, March 1969.Gallery-Battleships

A27100B Gun crew from Regimental Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry, firing 37mm gun during an advance against German entrenched positions. U.S. 2nd Div., St. Mihael region. Gallery-WW I

B23325 A Marine sniper climbs a palm tree on Guadalcanal, May 1942. Gallery-Guadalcanal

A533 Men of the 92nd A.F.A. Bn. US Corps, prepare to load 155mm howitzer in Korea, 5/17/51. Gallery-Korea

N27356A Fire aboard USS Essex CV-9 resulting from crash of Banshee jet. Flames and smoke billow from fire. 16 Sept, 1951. Gallery-USS Essex CV-9

N118 Lt. Cmdr Joseph O'Callahen administers the last rites to an injured crewman, 19 Mar, 1945. Gallery-USS Franklin CV-1

A2456 1st Platoon Co "F", rides tank into action in Korea, 2/8/51. Gallery-Korea

N375C Burning of USS Bunker Hill (CV-17), USS The Sullivans (DD-537) in foreground, 11 May, 1945. Gallery-USS Bunker Hill CV-17

N337 Warships in line as they enter Ulithi anchorage for supplies and recreation. USS Langley (CVL-27), USS Ticonderoga (CV-14), USS Washington (BB-56), USS North Carolina (BB-55), USS South Dakota (BB-57), USS Santa Fe (CL-60), USS Biloxi (CL-80), USS Mobile (CL-63) and the USS Oakland (CL-95), Dec 12, 1944. Gallery-USS Ticonderoga CV-14

V2260 A radio man comforts his friend who broke down after surviving a battle in which nearly all of his platoon was wiped out during operation "Byrd". All men are assigned to Co "A", 2nd Bn., 7th Regt., 1st Cav. Div., due to the tense feelings of these men, names could not be obtained, 8/26/66. Gallery-Vietnam



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