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    Pearl Harbor widows, enlisted by the government, report for work at a West Coast air factory. February, 1942

    7 sons in service in 1942

    This is one of the unseen photos from Pearl Harbor. This photo shows the many people that are coming to help out Pearl Harbor. They are here to remember Pearl Harbor. The have a flag showing their support for the United States. They are there to help clean up the mess of Pearl Harbor.

    A staff sergeant and his wife find each other after the horror of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941. This photo appeared in the Dec. 19, 1941, edition of LIFE magazine.

    Midnight Train to Georgia | 1942 A group of African American women waiting for their trains at the Pennsylvania railroad station, New York City, 1942. Sepia tone (original b). by Black History Album, via Flickr

    Geronimo. In February 1909, Geronimo was thrown from his horse while riding home, lay in the cold all night before a friend found him. He died of pneumonia on 2/17/1909, as a prisoner of the U.S. at Fort Sill, OK. His last words were reported to be said to his nephew, "I should have never surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive." He was buried at Fort Sill, OK in the Apache Indian Prisoner of War Cemetery.

    The telegram announcing the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    “Smokey” Buchanan from the West Palm Beach police force, measuring the bathing suit of Betty Fringle on Palm Beach, to ensure that it conforms with regulations introduced by the beach censors. c.1925

    Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.

    Avenge Pearl Harbor! Vintage WWII Navy recruiting poster. #poster #navy

    Pilot of the U.S. Women's Air Force Service 1943

    Lt. Annie G. Fox was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart for combat. She served as the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941.

    John Leslie "Jackie" Coogan enlisted in the United States Army in March, 1941. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he requested a transfer to United States Army Air Forces as a glider pilot because of his civilian flying experience. He volunteered for hazardous duty with and flew British troops, landing them at night in a small jungle clearing 100 miles behind Japanese lines. Yes, Uncle Fester was actually an American hero!

    Pearl Harbor

    USS West Virginia - Pearl Harbor damage

    John Y. Nelson: (1826-1903) - noted frontier scout. He joined Cody's "Wild West Show" in 1884 and was with the outfit for many years. He guided Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847; worked as a military scout with William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill); fought in the Indian Wars, and served as a lawman in North Dakota. He often narrowly escaped death from bullets, arrows, and knives. Nelson’s story is a fascinating view of the early American west in all its glory.

    Bike messengers leaving the White House on Dec. 7, 1941, day of Pearl Harbor attack.

    Chief Petty Officer Edward Wartzleff was one of only 335 survivors of the USS Arizona which sunk after exploding during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. 1177 crew members perished. Mr. Wartzleff died on Sept. 10, 2013 at the age of 96.

    Cowgirl from the old west

    "Production aides Ruby Reed and Merle Judd work in cramped quarters at Grumman Aircraft during World War II." #vintage #1940s #WW2 #home_front

    Through the wringer (1942) • Photo: Ann Rosener for the Office of Emergency Management on Shorpy