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Into the Jaws of Death, 6th of June, 1944
An American soldier cradles a wounded Japanese boy and shelters him from the rain in the cockpit of an airplane during the Battle of Saipan while waiting to transport the youngster to a field hospital. July, 1944.
Fire and fury: B-25s are pictured flying past Mount Vesuvius in Italy as lava and ash spews from the top of the volcano. The eruption killed 57 as it destroyed the village of San Sebastiano and San Giorg in March 1944 while Allied forces were battling for supremacy in the skies.
The Cologne Cathedral stands amidst the ruins of the city after Allied bombings (1944). The cathedral suffered fourteen direct hits by aerial bombs during the war but did not collapse.
American soldier poses with captured German weaponry, 1944-45.
An emaciated boy during the Dutch famine (hongerwinter), the Netherlands, World War II, circa 1944.
Some things never change-GI's with a captured Panzershreck 1944
U.S. Army military policemen toasting bread over molten lava from Vesuvius. The volcano’s spectacular eruption, began on March 18, 1944.colorized
British soldier hiding from the rain under the German tank "Tiger" during World War II, 1944
A U.S. soldier shares his binoculars with three girls after the liberation of Normandy, WWII, 1944.
One the warehouses filled with victims' shoes up to the ceiling. Auschwitz, Occupied Poland 1944.
Christopher Lee - WWII special operative, Dracula, bond villain, Death, Saruman, Count Dooku, heavy metal vocalist, Knight Bachelor, amid other honors – as a young officer in Vatican City, 1944, shortly after the liberation of Rome.
British corporal taking the surrender of a 7'6 (228 cm) tall german soldier, 1944 .
Japanese American boy scouts in the Granada internment camp raise the flag to half-staff at a memorial ceremony for six "Nisei" relatives of the camp members killed in action in Italy. Colorado, 1944
Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the oldest man to land on the beaches of Normandy, armed with a cane and pistol directed troops in the first wave on Utah Beach, June, 1944. (Colorized)
Christmas packages destined for soldiers who have been killed or reported missing in action await "return to sender" stamps. New York City, 1944.
U.S. Marine: Battle of Saipan , 1944
A man holding his daily ration of food (125 grams of bread, of which 50–60% consisted of sawdust) during the Siege of Leningrad, 1941-1944,
5-year-old David Day is prepared for bed in his home in a cave in Dover's chalk cliffs in Dover, England, April 19, 1944. About 90 people were permanent residents of caves to evade German shells and bombs. David remembers no other home, having become a cave dweller at 5-months-old
An American soldier cradles a wounded Japanese boy and shelters him from the rain in an airplane cockpit during the Battle of Saipan while waiting to transport him to a field hospital, July 1944. Photo by Peter Stackpole.
Lance-Corporal W.J. Curtis of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.) 3rd Division, bandages the burnt leg of a french boy whose brother looks on, Boissons, Normandy in France, 19 June 1944.
Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. in Normandy after personally leading the first wave of men to shore on Utah beach, the only allied general to do so, 1944
Wall Street on D-Day, June 6th 1944
Simone Segouin, the 18 year old French Resistance fighter, Simone is pictured taking cover during the liberation of Paris in August 19, 1944.
Adolf Hitler's pants after the failed assassination attempt at Wolf's Lair in 1944.(600X936)
Warsaw Prudential Building Hit By A 2 Ton German Shell. 1944.
A US soldier with a German prisoner of war during the Battle of the Bulge. Belgium. Near Bastogne. December 23rd-26th, 1944.
Princess (later Queen ) Elizabeth of Great Britain doing technical repair work during her WWII military service, 1944.
The Ovitz Family – Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz (1940s) At the start of World War II, there were 12 family members, seven of them dwarfs. On May 12, 1944, all were deported to Auschwitz, where they were studied and experimented on by Josef Mengele. (Colorized)
A soldier rescues a girl named Barbara James from the ruins of her home after a series of bombings, London, 1944.
The tallest soldier in the German Army surrenders to Allied forces, 1944. (475X633)
A Free French soldier aids a civilian after hidden German snipers fire on crowds welcoming Allied forces rather than follow orders to surrender Paris, 1944
The first public Jewish religious service in Germany held by American troops during the battle of Aachen, 1944
USS Thetis Bay (CVE-90) transporting planes to NAS Alameda, California, 8 July 1944
Lance Bombardier Jack Grundy of the Royal Artillery embraces his wife Dorothy and children Randall and Gilda at his home in Irby in Cheshire, at the start of seven days leave, 14 April 1944.
Luftwaffe aces meet Hitler after an awards ceremony at the Berghof, April 4, 1944 -
American MPs with two German boys, who are being held after shooting at U.S. troops in Aachen, Germany. (October 1944.)
During the Battle of the Bulge (Dec 1944), allied soldiers decorated their helmets with lace curtains, after realizing it provided excellent camouflage in the snow.
A Soviet pilot showing the photo of his girlfriend, 1944
A Berlin woman sobs and cradles her defiant-looking son upon returning to her residence after fleeing an Allied air raid, only to discover her home has been destroyed. November, 1944.
French Resistance fighters man a barricade in Paris (August, 1944).
Crew of Grumman TBF Avenger scramble to safety after ditching near the carrier. circa 1944
U.S. soldiers care for a Filipino infant who had suffered from bayonet wounds to the face by retreating Japanese forces during the Battle of Leyte. Southern Leyte Province, Leyte island, Philippines. November 1944.
Prisoner identification photograph of U.S. Army POW Staff Sgt. Joseph R. Beyrle taken in Stalag XII-A. Beyrle is thought to be the only American soldier to have served with both the U.S. Army and Soviet Army during World War II, 1944, see comment.
Troops and crewmen aboard a Coast Guard manned LCVP get ready to storm the Normandy beaches. June 6th, 1944.
An Italian sharpshooter falls from his perch.(1944)
Partisan before hanging out of the Nazis shouting:"Death to fascism,freedom to people" ("Smrt fašizmu,sloboda narodu") 1944
Captured Soviet soldier dressed in SN-42 body armor, 1944
21 year-old bombardier Lt. Joseph Heller (future author of 'Catch-22') in the nose of a B-25 (1944)
The last photo of Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr, taken on the day of his fatal flight, August 12 (1944). JPK Jr was the only son of JPK Sr not to run for President.
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