Coney Island (1942)

Coney Island 1940s

3/12/1941- Picture shows a woman (Martha O'Driscoll) Kissing a soldier good-bye before leaving for WWII. She is being held up by another soldier and kissing a boy through the back of a truck.

US sailor manning an anti-aircraft gun, 1943.

Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow on Sowers Road in Irving, Texas taken by W.D. Jones with the camera they borrowed from my cousin Blanche who was married to Clyde's brother Buck.

Happy group of WWII vets celebrate the end of the war in Europe. My note - Great pic! I've never seen female black military during WWII!

A sailor and his girl, c. 1940s. #vintage #1940s #WW2 #couples

A pair of US Marines share their foxhole with an Okinawan boy who wandered into their lines, July 1945

A Sailor Arriving Home on Leave Greeting His Grandparents 1942

Baking the the 1940's

Coney Island 1969- photography, Bruce Gilden

German soldier saying goodbye.

Times Square on V-E Day May 7, 1945, WWII

"Parting is such sweet sorrow" -- These Navy couples make the best of their final moments together before the Middies shove off for their six weeks of war maneuvers in the Pacific with the U.S. Fleet." San Pedro, Ca, April 2, 1940.

Pvt. Richard "Dick" Poplar, Co. H. 13th Va. Cav., of "The Famous Sussex Light Dragoons" According to General August Kautz's, USA, "Customs of Service, for Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers" (1864), page. 11: "In the fullest sense, any man in the military service who receives pay, whether sworn in or not, is a soldier because he is subject to military law. Under this general head, laborers, teamsters, sutlers and chaplains, are soldiers."

Amazing photo! A young German soldier treated by an American medic.

Welcome Home Kisses, 1945; homecomings are overwhelmingly wonderful and the first kiss is awesome :)


Jewish refugees, approaching allied soldiers, become aware that they have just been liberated, April, 1945

British soldiers liberated from a Japanese POW camp in Sumatra sit on the steps of an Allied ambulance reading about and discussing the American atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. Singapore. August 1945.

New York circa 1905. Coney Island - Luna Park promenade.