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      On Kiska Island, after Allied troops had landed, this grave marker was discovered in a small graveyard amid the bombed-out ruins in August of 1943. The marker was made and placed by members of the occupying Japanese Army, after they had buried an American pilot who had crashed on the island. The marker reads: “Sleeping here, a brave air-hero who lost youth and happiness for his Mother land. July 25 - Nippon Army”

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    An unknown British paratrooper buried by German soldiers after the battle of Arnhem. Holland 1944

    Stalingrad. German graves. Dienstag, 29. September 1942 an der Bahnlinie nach Stalingrad. Nur kurz ruhen hier die Toten, bis die Gräber durch die in wenigen Wochen heranrückenden Truppen der Roten Armee platt gewalzt werden.

    World War II Photograph: Wreath of flowers placed on memorial to men of 2nd Marines Division on Betio Island, Tarawa by Rear Admiral Carl H. Jones on Memorial Day.

    GRAVE OF FIRST AMERICAN KILLED IN FRANCE. Translation: Here Lie the First Soldiers of the Great Republic of the United States of America, Fallen on French Soil for Justice and for Liberty, November 3rd, 1917

    Two men stand among soldiers who were killed fighting in a cemetery during the Battle of Melegnano, one of the battles of the Second Italian War of Independence in 1859. Some historians believe this is the first ever photograph of KIAs immediately after the end of battle.

    A burial at sea on board the USS Lexington in 1944.

    Nov. 26, 1944: Burial at sea ceremonies are held aboard the USS Intrepid for members of the crew lost after the carrier was hit by a Japanese suicide pilot while operating off the coast of Luzon, the Philippines, during World War II. Sixteen men were killed in the kamikaze attack. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy) #

    North Koreans pay their respects to soldiers who died at the cemeteries of fallen fighters of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in Pyongyang, North Korea marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended hostilities on the Korean peninsula.

    Original caption:Enlisted men of the Naval Air Station at Kaneohe, Hawaii, place leis on the graves of their comrades killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor last December 7th in this photo. Graves were dug along the shore of the Pacific Ocean. Diamond Head can be seen in the background. Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. May 27, 1942

    Private Alfonton Ortega, from Los Angeles, sets up wooden crosses which will be used as grave markers. Normandie. 1944

    Similar to what was seen during World War One, the burial of enemy pilots continued as something of a common practice during the Second World War among the Royal Air Force. Many of the downed Luftwaffe pilots were buried in Great Britain with honors. "It was the gentlemanly thing to do."

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    Private Alfonton Ortega, from Los Angeles, sets up wooden crosses which will be used as grave markers. Normandie. 1944

    In the spring of 1943, a mass grave containing thousands of bodies was discovered in a forest in western Russia. This alarming discovery prompted an international investigation which revealed that the remains were those of Polish military prisoners of war. Also discovered were some civilians from various walks of life-- clergymen, doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers and others-- who had been forcibly removed from their homeland at the order of the Soviet Union

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    The wife of the mayor of St Mere Eglise, France, Mdme Simone Renaud, took it upon herself to tend the graves of fallen American servicemen who were buried in the two VIIth Corps cemeteries at her town and the Blosville cemetery. She placed flowers on the graves and when scores of next of kin family members contacted her, she wrote them poems and letters and included some earth from the gravesite or flower petals in the envelopes. She wrote to families all over America.

    The Fallen: German soldiers burying their dead. Somewhere on the Eastern Front.

    Burying a comrade somewhere in Italy.

    African American soldiers lowering body into a coffin for burial in France, 1918.

    100 American POWs captured at Bataan and Corregidor were burned alive. Here, their remains are being buried in a grave Once they reached the town of San Fernando, the prisoners ceased their marching and traveled by train. There was still no respite


    Wooden crosses, topped with the helmets of fallen German soldiers, are seen on May 17, 1940, at an unknown location somewhere along the Norwegian frontline, during the German invasion of the Scandinavian country. The signs have the name and date of death of the men written on it.