World War II
Calvin Leon Graham (1930–1992) was the youngest U.S. serviceman, during WW2. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Navy in May 1942, at the age of 12. He was wounded at the Battle of Guadalcanal, while serving aboard the USS South Dakota. During the battle suffered fragmentation wounds. For his actions he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.He was eventually discovered and was given a dishonorable discharge.He spent the rest of his life fighting for reinstatement.
The youngest serving soldier during World War 2 was 12!
After collecting old World War 2 photographs taken in major European cities, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov spent a year traveling around Europe to re-photograph the same scenes as they look today. He then carefully combined the old images with the new ones to create photographs that show two views of the same location captured over 60 years apart.
Glimpses of World War 2 Seen Through Photos of Modern Day Europe
World War 2 to the Gulf War. 6 Iowa class ships