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My teenaged WWII US Army Air Corps dad.

John Mims: Ltn. Col. Edwin Thomas Mims joined the Air Force when it was called the Army Air Corps. He was one of the pilots of the lead bomber group over the English Channel on D-Day, WWII.

Virginia Russell Reavis, air evacuation nurse for the US Army Air Force ~

WWII American flag raised in France

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Army Air Corps photographers documented D-Day beach traffic, as photographed from a Ninth Air Force bomber on June 6, 1944. Note vehicle lanes leading away from the landing areas, and landing craft left aground by the tide. www.army.mil/d-day

American Army nurses stationed in Melbourne during WWII ~

WWII -- original caption: "Willa Beatrice Brown, a 31-year-old Negro American, serves her country by training pilots for the U.S. Army Air Forces. She is the first Negro woman to receive a commission as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol."

A vital war job... A healthy open-air life. Join the Women's Land Army. -- WWII propaganda poster (Australia, UK), c. 1939-1945.

Army baking in the field bakery, Australian Army Service Corps ca.1943

Sergeant Karen M. Hermiston of the Canadian Womens Army Corps, holding a Rolleiflex camera.