On Remembrance Sunday, the last Tommy makes a moving plea to honour soldiers before it's too late
Harry Patch. Harry was the last Tommy to survive the horror of the trenches of WWI. He died aged 111 in 2009. He never forgot those lost and always made sure to remember lost Germans as well as Allied troops. A quote from Harry: "Irrespective of the uniforms we wore, we were all victims."
Cobertura de vida, 19 de julio 1943 Piloto aprendiz Shirley Slade ella se sienta en el ala de su entrenador en el Ejército Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, 19 de julio de 1943. En septiembre, Slade se graduó como parte del Women Airforce Servicio Pilots Clase 43-5 . # vintage # 1940 # WW2
The famous World War II B-17 bomber "Swamp Ghost" arrived recently at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. It didn't fly in, however. It came by truck...in parts! It was lost in 1942 and rediscovered decades later in a swamp in Papua New Guinea.
Sherman Firefly - British Mark V gun as used on the Sherman Firefly aemed with the 17-lb anti-tank gun, near the bridge over the river Maas, in the city of Namur Belgium. December 1944. #worldwar2 #tanks
In 1943, Charles B. Hall became the first black fighter pilot to down an enemy aircraft. Hall was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his valor in this World War II action. His squadron presented him with its own reward, a chilled bottle of Coke, a precious commodity in the Mediterranean theater. Hall was a member of the 99th Fighter Squadron.
WWII -- original caption: "Willa Beatrice Brown, a 31-year-old Negro American, serves her country by training pilots for the U.S. Army Air Forces. She is the first Negro woman to receive a commission as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol."