US soldiers surround a burning German tank in a Normandy village in June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. Pin by Paolo Marzioli
Col. Ed McMahon, USMC (Ret.), like many Hollywood celebrities of his era, was a military veteran. He volunteered for service during World War II. He went through flight training at various bases, but the end of the war came before he was deployed overseas. In the 1950s, McMahon was recalled by the Marines to serve in Korea. There, he was an F-9 Panther pilot and flew 85 combat missions as an artillery spotter, according to an Army website. 1923 - 2009
An arial photo from the Battle of The Bulge. Four Panthers from the 4th SS-PzRgt 2 "Das Reich" were immobilized in a minefield (Rt), and three more were knocked out near the main road. Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes region, Pic 2 of 3.