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I get a lump in my throat every time I see this photo - WWII veterans by a WWII era plane.

CLARK GABLE serving as an gunner during in WWII.  He signed up for duty following the tragic death of his wife Carole Lombard, who was on a war bond tour when her plane crashed. The grief-striken Gable served with a bomber squad in Europe. Due to his fame and heroism, Hitler put a bounty on Gable's head.

Hawker Hurricane returning from a mission during the Battle of Britain ~ "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few" ~ Winston Churchill, August 20, 1940. Referring to the outnumbered British pilots who were fighting the Battle of Britain, the pivotal air battle with the German Luftwaffe, with Britain expecting invasion if the battle was lost.

Lucy Burns was an American suffragist. After protesting in D.C., she was arrested and sent to a workhouse. To break their spirits, the jailers began what has become known as the "Night of Terror." Lucy Burns was beaten and handcuffed to her cell door with her hands above her head and left that way for the entire night. Of all the American Suffragists, Lucy Burns spent the most time in jail. Here's to our right to vote!

William Overstreet Jr., WWII veteran - Famous for flying beneath the arches of the Eiffel Tower, while chasing a German aircraft. While in solo pursuit of a German Messerschmitt Bf 109G flying into Nazi-occupied Paris. He maneuvered his plane beneath the arches of the Eiffel Tower, re-igniting the spirit of the French Resistance troops on the ground. He was 92. (December 29th)

One thing you will NEVER, EVER forget? Being on a commercial flight, & crew makes announcement it is their HONOR to be a part of escorting a fallen soldier home. They ask after landing, that everyone remain seated while the military escort team deboards. Of course, during this time, the plane is SILENT, except for the sound of the coffin being unloaded from the cargo hold. I DARE you not to cry. Pray for our heros and their families. Thank you.

""He rots the soul of a nation, works secretly in the night to undermine the pillars of the city."

B17 'flying fortresses' -- more than 160 of them at the site of this photo alone. This shows the might that the Germans had to deal with when the US got involved in WW2 whole hog. Just imagine 1000 of these overhead at one time...

My husband saying goodbye to our younger daughter the night he left for Afghanistan. :'(

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The crew of the Boeing B-17 "Peacemaker" examines battle damage to the wing of the plane, England. -