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    In this photo: Columns of Coast Guard LCI's, protected by barrage balloons against low flying Nazi strafers, advance upon the beaches of France. A Coast Guard combat photographer, going into the invasion on an LCI, caught this picture of the advance guard of the Liberation Fleet in the English Channel.

    In World War II, the American Flag had 13 stripes, and 48 stars, with the stars arranged in rows and columns in a regular pattern (When Alaska and Hawaii became states, the pattern of stars was offset to accommodate the two new stars).

    Hell's Angels B - 17 Flying Fortress and Crew

    American WW2

    P-51 Mustangs of the 332nd Fighter Group (Tuskegee Airmen). Ramitelli, Italy, March 1945.

    ...These are the heroes who helped end a war..." --Ronald Reagan to WWII veterans

    Sailor kissing nurse at the end of WWII

    Irena Sendler 1910-2008 A 98 year-old Polish woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the bar...

    Women in WWII

    An American B-17 bomber has the 3rd Reich in its sites during a mission over the Fatherland during World War II. Army Air Corps photo

    B-17 blow up over the Dresden sky, 1945

    HERO: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?" -- Sophie Scholl's last words prior to execution for her part in the White Rose Resistance to the Nazis in Germany.

    James Cagney christening the Yankee Doodle Dandy during WWII

    An amazing photo

    S/Sgt. Maynard H. "Snuffy" Smith S/Sgt. Smith was a ball turret gunner in the 423rd Bomb Squadron, 306th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. He won the Medal of Honor for the May 1,1943 mission to bomb the submarine pens in Saint-Nazaire,France.

    Hell's Angels Ground Crew 1943

    B-26 and some of the crew members.

    WW2 British production poster

    US soldier packing a "Grease gun", Normandy 1944

    President Eisenhower Was One Of The 43 Presidents Who Served In The Army, On Top Of That He Was One Of The Only Two Presidents To Become A 5 Star General.

    With over 28,000 Americans, Allied and German servicemen laid to rest within its fields the Margraten cemetery in Holland is one of the largest World War II cemeteries.