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My teenaged WWII US Army Air Corps dad.

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

photo care of the US Army Air Force. Bombs falling on Italy, 1944.

WWII American flag raised in France

Clark Gable, Major US Army Air Corps 1942-44 WW II. Although beyond draft age, he enlisted as a private. Assigned to OCS he excelled and received a commission. He flew five combat mission as an observer/gunner in a B-17 earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. On his 4th mission, a 20mm shell cut the heel from his boot. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan.

Dressed in a U.S. Army Air Force uniform, Dietrich waits to entertain American troops in France on June 10, 1944, just four days after the Normandy invasion.

A member of 101st Airborne in France 1944

A teenager German gunner receives a pat down after surrendering to the US Army near Berlin, April 1945. Note the boy standing on the right who is wearing army boots but civilian clothing waiting his turn.

Mohawks as worn by WWII US Paratroopers; photo taken in France, March 23, 1945.

Pvt Fred Lindin US Army with a young boy, France 1944.

Virginia Hall, one of the first female SOE agents sent into southern France; later an agent of the OSS. Her story is featured in Women Heroes of WWII: www.amazon.com/...