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    France, WWII


    WWII American flag raised in France

    D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Army Air Corps photographers documented D-Day beach traffic, as photographed from a Ninth Air Force bomber on June 6, 1944. Note vehicle lanes leading away from the landing areas, and landing craft left aground by the tide.

    WW2 Army Air Force recruiting poster

    Canadian Women's Army Corps celebrating VE Day in London, May 7, 1945 ~

    Manfred von Richthofen (1892 – 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.

    Sergeant Karen M. Hermiston of the Canadian Womens Army Corps, holding a Rolleiflex camera.

    American medic in Anzio Italy 1944 WWII

    Repairing boots for soldiers, Canadian Women's Army Corps, c.1938-45. #WW2 #1940s #vintage #homefront

    Clark Gable, Major US Army Air Corps 1942-44 WW II. Although beyond draft age, he enlisted as a private. Assigned to OCS he excelled and received a commission. He flew five combat mission as an observer/gunner in a B-17 earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. On his 4th mission, a 20mm shell cut the heel from his boot. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan.

    photo care of the US Army Air Force. Bombs falling on Italy, 1944.

    Canadian Women's Army Corps operating the telephone switchboard at Canadian Military Headquarters, London, 1945. #vintage #WW2 #1940s

    Bob Hope, Frances Langford & Jerry Colonna visiting men in sick bay during WWII

    Mohawks as worn by WWII US Paratroopers; photo taken in France, March 23, 1945.

    A fighter from the 8th Air Force shoots down a Bf 110 over France.

    Women's Uniform. Circa 1945 - This is a WAC (Woman's Army Corps) uniform, missing collar insignia and ribbons indicate the owner also served during the US occupation of Germany after the war.

    World War Two, United States Army Air Force (U.S.A.A.F.), 5th Photo Reconnaissance Group, 4th Photo Squadron: "Mail call." Handwritten on back: "Must read a letter from home!" Cpl. Donald Krasno (Photo Lab Tech), Italy, 1944 or 1945

    Cruising around: Two female officers of the Women’s Army Corps are about to ride their bicycles from the WAC headquarters. Their outfits are complete with olive trench coats and leather riding gloves.