World War II
American B-17 bomber captured by the Germans and used by the KG 200 air wing for special operations. The Germans had no long range recon aircraft and sometimes used captured enemy planes for this. More than 100 captured planes, including fighters, bombers and transports were re-badged and re-used by the Germans, mostly as re-supply planes on the Russian front, after they had been fully evaluated. Anecdotes exist of Germans in captured aircraft attempting actual attacks but no evidence exists.
The first Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber operated by German forces, in KG 200 markings. This B-17F-27-BO (41-24585; PU-B) was crash-landed near Melun, France by a crew from the 303d Bombardment Group on December 12, 1942 and repaired by Luftwaffe ground staff. Its USAAF nickname, "Wulfe Hound", is frequently misspelled.
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USS Iowa in a floating drydock at Manus Island, Ulithi Atoll, 28 December 1944.
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GIs being moved into the Ardennes, 1944 - The Battle of the Bulge
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B-29 "Dinah Might" was the first B-29 bomber to make an emergency landing on Iwo Jima during WWII.
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Burma Campaign: A lorry of the British 36th Infantry Division enters the town of Tigyiang during the advance down the Irrawaddy Valley towards Mandalay, 22 December 1944. Burma was Britain's longest campaign of the war.
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Wrecked ambulance in northern Tunisia. In WWII, the red cross on ambulances, hospital tents, and hospital ships was sometimes ignored by enemy planes.
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Boeing B-17E 41-9122 (Eager Beavers), 11th Bomb Group, 42d Bomb Squadron, taxiing on 2 engines at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
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The Red Ball Express kept allied troops supplied. Pic taken autumn of 1944.
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A column of Amerifcan medical vehicles inches toward Rome. Over the course of the campaign, hundreds of thousands of soldiers were wounded i...
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Rare photos chronicle World War II's brutal Italian Campaign
A sign in Tarawa erected by the Marines
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Major General Frank Parks, General George Patton, Colonel W. H. Kyle, J. J. McCloy, H. H. Bundy, and US Secretary of War Henry Stimson, reviewing US 2nd Armored Division, Berlin, Germany, 20 Jul 1945; Source: United States National Archives; ID: ARC 198606
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Carl Mydans—Time & Life Pictures/Getty, Images Not published in LIFE. American troops rest in a courtyard during the drive towards Rome, World War II.