Crash landing of Grumman F6F Hellcat on flight deck of USS Enterprise while enroute to attack Makin Island during the “Battle of Makin.” Lt. Walter Chewning the catapult officer is clambering up the side of the plane to assist pilot Ens. Byron Johnson, from the flaming cockpit, November 1943.
Shedding a light on the psyche of war: Zippo lighters from U.S. troops fighting in Vietnam reveal the hopes of and fears of a life under fire
Now, this is terrifying! A bottle of Bayer's 'Heroin'. Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine... It was also used to treat children suffering with a strong cough.
U.S. Troops Ready for D-Day Invasion of Normandy are Reviewed before Shipping Out, During WWII
Old Photos: Kansas Wheat. "I read that when they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, the mills started using flowered fabric for their sacks so the kids would have pretty clothes. Pure kindness. I also read that the label would wash out." Awesome.