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    US Navy African-American enlisted sailors aboard USS Ticonderoga celebrating upon hearing the news of Japanese surrender, 14 Aug 1945 / Barrett Gallagher

    US sailors launching a radiosonde at a military airport in 1943. The radiosonde consists of a battery-powered instrument package (white box) carried aloft with a helium-filled weather balloon. As it ascends it measures temperature, humidity, and air pressure and radios the information to a ground receiver. At an altitude of around 70,000 ft the balloon pops, and the radiosonde floats back to earth suspended by the the red parachute visible on the support line. By WWII, the US Weather Bureau launched weather balloons daily from 80 sites around the United States.

    James Stewart and Clark Gable



    The World War II Memoirs of an Omaha Indian Soldier

    March, 1941: An Allied convoy escort ship drops depth charges over a U-boat.

    Lt Arthur W. Heiden and ground crew photographed with his 20th FG P-38J in early 1944.

    PEARL HARBOR,Dec.7,2014.4 of 9 remaining USS Arizona survivors,Donald Stratton,left,Louis Conter,John Anderson,& Lauren Bruner,toast in honor of fallen shipmates & service members of Dec.7,1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor aboard USS Arizona Memorial at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.4 survivors announced this year's USS Arizona Reunion Association ceremony to be final of kind.Final toast symbolizes brotherhood & sacrifice of day of the attack on Pearl Harbor 73 years ago.

    Flamethrowers being used,

    In December of 1937, the Japanese Imperial Army marched into China's capital city of Nanking and proceeded to murder 300,000 out of 600,000 civilians and soldiers in the city. The six weeks of carnage would become known as the Rape of Nanking and represented the single worst atrocity during the World War II era in either the European or Pacific theaters of war.

    Conductor Andre Kostelanetz and soprano opera star Lily Pons, who were married, performed for Allied soldiers all over the world.

    WWII US Army insignia ~

    Planes crowd the deck of the USS Thetis Bay during World War II. c.1944

    Alice Herz-Sommer, 108, "has the distinction of being not only the oldest Terezin survivor but also holds the title of the oldest Holocaust survivor in the world. Deported to Terezin with her husband and young son, the 21-year-old accomplished pianist gave music lessons to the children of the camp and played more than 100 concerts for inmates during her internment at Terezin."She is so beautiful

    Lt. James Stewart, former film star and now in the U.S. Army Air Corps, steps from the transcontinental "Mercury" of American Airlines at LaGuardia Field, New York, after a flight from the west coast, February 20, 1942. ( AP photo)

    Louie Zamperini

    Hal Holbrook-Army-WW2-served in Newfoundland, performed in theatre productions (Actor) now 89.

    An American soldier makes bread using an improvised flue type oven dug into or constructed on the ground, during maneuvers in the United States, ca.1940s. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)

    Drawing seams on bare legs during the WWII nylon shortage.

    Miami, August 1942 — Newly inducted Corporal Clark Gable “loses his mustache to Uncle Sam,” having been informed upon enrolling in the Army Air Forces Officer Candidate school that regulations forbid anyone less than a first lieutenant to sport a mustache. Gable immediately went to a barber shop, where half of his mustache was shaved off by the barber. Then, “for the benefit of news cameramen,” the former actor finished off the job himself.

    20th August 1943: This group of US Coast Guardsmen huddle together vowing to remain bald until they sight and sink an enemy submarine. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

    Eleanor Roosevelt Talks with a Wounded Soldier, 08/1943 - 09/1943

    BERMUDA - 1943: An officer from the US Naval Battleship USS Iowa known as 'The Big Stick' chats with a local girl while on shore leave in 1943 in Bermuda. (Photo by Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images )

    17 Jun 42: Army advised to discontinue recruitment of Nisei, 2nd generation Americanss of Japanese parentage, all of whom are to be re-classified as "IV-C: unacceptable for service because of ancestry." Not until 1944 will they be allowed to enlist again. (photo: Choir group of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team soldiers sings at memorial ceremony for the 72 members of the 2nd Battalion who died in the first month of combat in Italy) More: #WWII