Displaying 1 - 50 of 489 photos from 1942:

"Kombat" Heroic image of a Soviet political commissar of the 220th Infantry Regiment calling soldiers to an assault, Eastern Front, in Soviet Ukraine, 12 July 1942. it has been said that the subject of this photo died minutes after it was taken.
A Red Army soldier firing from a bathtub during the Battle of Stalingrad, 1942
A Japanese soldier wades into the sea off Cape Endaiadere, New Guinea, with a grenade against his head moments before it goes off, defying an Australian soldier calling on him to surrender, December 18, 1942
German mountaineers having a rest in the snow in the Caucasus, Soviet Union, 22nd December 1942
Survivors of HMAS Armidale on a raft after their ship was sunk by Japanese air attack, December 1942. A Catalina flying boat later took this photo but was unable to assist due to rough seas. The survivors were never found again.
On 27 May 1942, an assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the 'architect of Holocaust', was undertaken by Josef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš in Prague, making it one of the few successful assassinations of a high profile Nazi during the WW2
Soviet pilot Victor Radkevitch gestures as he tells his fellow pilots how he forced a German Luftwaffe airplane down behind Soviet lines, USSR, January 1942.
A Jewish mother tries to shield her child from the bullets of a Nazi death Squad (Einsatzgruppe) during the Kiev massacres. Never Forget. 1942
Christmas Day on the island of New Guinea in 1942. An Australian soldier, Private George "Dick" Whittington is aided by a Papuan orderly, Raphael Oimbari near the village of Buna. Whittington died from bush typhus in February 1943. Photo by George Silk, 25th December, 1942.
Exhausted civilians try to get water during German siege of Stalingrad, 1942.
A woman attemps to shield her child with her own body just before they are executed by Nazi death squad (Einsatzgruppen) near Ivangorod, Ukraine. 1942
Douglas A-20J Havoc bomber being serviced at Langley Airfield in 1942.
(Colorization) British Sten submachine gun assembly factory. 1942.
Chinese-American war worker in Los Angeles wore a handwritten sign in his back to avoid being mistaken for Japanese 1942.
A British soldier gives a V-for-Victory sign to German prisoners captured at El Alamein, 26 October 1942.
The man so evil, Hitler called him the man with an iron heart - Reinhard Heydrich, architect of the holocaust, assassinated 1942
Italian-American cafe, MacDougal Street, NY, 1942.
Cars and girls, 1942 .
Actress Marilyn Hare set out to kiss 10,000 soldiers in order to raise the morale of troops fighting in WWII. On her first day she kissed 733 men, 1942. by John Florea
Hitler and is beloved dog blondie 1942 -
A Dachau prisoner loses consciousness in a low-pressure chamber during a depressurization experiment being conducted by SS doctor Sigmund Rascher. The prisoner later died. He was just one of hundreds of prisoners murdered by Rascher during sadistic experiments, Dachau, 1942, .
A soldier and his mother in a strawberry field. Florin, Sacramento County, California, 1942 - By Dorothea Lange for the War Relocation Authority.
A Jewish women waiting before her deportation to the Westerbork camp, Amsterdam, The Netherlands July 1942.
Chicago, Illinois 1942: The information desk at Union Station (Colorized by me)
Three stone masons spent 14 years building an iconic monument in the world's largest scuplture park, but got no credit for it. Undated photo taken between 1929 and 1942, Oslo, Norway .
A US flag flies at the Manzanar War Relocation Center, a Japanese-American internment camp. The camp was a detention facility for some of the 120,000 Japanese-Americans excluded from the West Coast under wartime presidential Executive Order 9066 (Manzanar, California 1942)
A Jewish couple, Mauritz Jacobs and Berta Levi on their wedding day,Hague, Netherlands Summer 1942
HMS Cleopatra throws out smoke to shield the convoy as HMS Euryalus elevates her forward 5.25 inch guns to shell the Italian Fleet. Second Battle of Sirte. 22 March 1942
Werner von Clemm was a prominent and well-connected banker who smuggled diamonds stolen from Holocaust victims in the Netherlands and Belgium into the United States. Werner was one of countless bankers who helped smuggle Nazi loot from occupied territories, New York, 1942 .
Men of Easy Co., 506th PIR on one of the most grueling tests ever performed by American troops: a 120 mile march from Toccoa, Ga, to Atlanta. The four day March beat the Japanese record for a similar maneuver in speed, distance, number, weight of equipment and adversity to weather 1942.
Germans capture Soviet soldiers, 1942
Blindfolded POWs from the Sikh Regiment of the British Indian Army are praying while being shot as target practice by their Japanese captors. Singapore. 1942.
Native villagers carrying wounded Allied soldiers to an American aid post near Buna, New Guinea; circa 1942. The climate, the jungle, and the overall terrain made native troops and porters instrumental in the Allied success during the engagements fought during the island campaign.
Soviet spy laughing through his execution in 1942 Finland
Aerial view of the Japanese aircraft carrier Sōryū evading an air attack during the Battle of Midway, 1942.
The "Stairs of Death", where prisoners were forced to carry granite blocks, often weighing as much as 110 pounds, up 186 steps of the quarry in Mauthausen concentration camp. Exhausted prisoners often collapsed and fell on top of other prisoners, creating a horrific domino effect, 1942 .
Citizens of Seattle watch from a bridge as Japanese Americans are evacuated to internment camps. 1942. .
Anna Leska, Polish RAF ATA pilot, 1942.
Boeing bomber plant camoflauged as neighborhood during WWII. 1942,
Nan Wood Graham and Dr. Byron McKeeby next to Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” in the Gallery at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, September, 1942.
Nikola Tesla talking to King Peter II of Yugoslavia at the New Yorker Hotel in 1942.
Jan Kubiš (left) and Jozef Gabčík (right), soldiers who assassinated SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich in 1942, Photo is also taken around that year.
A desperate Soviet soldier quenches his thirst by drinking water from a cooling tank of a disabled Maxim Gun,1942
Disney animators working on Bambi character, 1942
Member of the US forces in China clarify things with the local fauna, 1942-45.
South African's in WW2 - Maj. Gen. Theron presenting medals to Pvt Hermans Chaka & Springkaan Masemula whom escaped as POW's in Tobruk 1942, and walked 300 miles across the desert. Despite great suffering, they reached Allied lines through sheer dogged courage, travelling almost a month.
A 'spotter' at a 3.7-inch anti-aircraft gun site, in December 1942. (Imperial War Museum, IWM)
American soldier trying to catch a goldfish in the marble-lined pool of the Taj Mahal, WW2, 1942
Soviet Jews executed by Aizatsgrupen, a German massacre unit. Ivangorod, Ukraine. 1942.
A Japanese boy "tagged for evacuation" to a Japanese internment camp, Salinas, California. May 1942
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