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US Army Private Alfonton Ortega, from Los Angeles, building wooden crosses to be used as grave markers in what would later become The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France.
"Private First Class Mickey Rooney imitates some Hollywood actors for an audience of Infantrymen of the US 44th Infantry Division. Rooney is a member of a three-man unit making a jeep tour to entertain the troops." Photo by T5c. Louis Weintraub, Kist, Germany, April 13, 1945
Over 100,000 German Prisoners in a Makeshift POW Camp on the Western Front, LIFE Magazine May 1945
Sergeant Arthur E. Peters of Edmond, OK, serving in the 42nd Infantry Division, relaxes in Hitler's Private apartment in Munich. LIFE Magazine, May 14, 1945
The LA Coliseum, where the US Army and Navy put on a "Bond Drive War Show" including a simulated storming of a Japanese Atoll, Jan 8-9, 1944
"The Golden Thirteen", the thirteen African American enlisted men who became the first African American commissioned (12) and warrant (1) officers in the United States Navy. Recruit Training Center Great Lakes, March 17, 1944
Carrier launched F4U's and F6F's fly in formation over the USS Missouri and other ships in Tokyo Harbor after the signing of the Japanese Surrender. September 2, 1945
Welder-trainee Josie Lucille Owens working on the construction of the Liberty Ship, SS George Washington Carver, launched on May 7th, 1943. Richmond, California.
Black USO hostesses serve African American soldiers of the 2nd Cavalry Division at Camp Funston, Kansas. Because of segregation, the USO had to provide separate facilities for black and white troops.
The Great Sphinx, with its head stabilized by bricks and sandbags to protect against potential artillery or bombing. Photographer, Bob Landry for LIFE Magazine, 1942.
Hermann Goering' postwar mugshot for the Allies' Central Registry of War Criminals and Security Suspects, taken June 22 1945.
African-American GI Jitterbugs with a French Girl in a Pigalle Nightclub in Paris, November 1945
US Army Soldier and Japanese Girl on a date by the pond in front of MacArthur's HQ in Tokyo, Japan. November, 1945.
Handshake from Japanese Lt. General Torashiro Kawabe is refused by American Col. Sidney Mashbir (who knew Kawabe from before the war) during a Japanese visit to Manila to prepare the details for Japan's surrender ceremony. Photo by George Lacks, August 1945
A Mother Reads to Her 6 Year Old Child through a Basement Window during a 1949 Polio Epidemic Quarantine, LIFE Magazine, Oct 3, 1949
New York City's Grand Central Station during WWII, 1942.
Arch-foes Chinese Communist Leader Mao Zedong and Chinese Nationalist Leader Chiang Kai-shek toast victory over the Japanese in Chongqing (aka Chungking), August 28, 1945
The French Battleship Richelieu arrives in New York Harbor in February 1943 for repairs, after Vichy French Forces in Africa joined the Allied fight against the Axis Powers.
Interesting View of the Japanese Surrender onboard the USS Missouri (BB-63), 2 Sep 1945
A dummy tank carved into the soft volcanic rock in Iwo Jima, photographed after the Island was captured from the Japanese by the Allies in March 1945.
A platoon of African-American soldiers surround a farm house in a town in France, as they prepare to eliminate a German sniper holding up an advance. Omaha Beachhead, near Vierville-sur-Mer, France." June 10, 1944.
Captain Clark Gable and Captain William C. Calhoun, Jr. at the American Air Base in Polebrook, Northamptonshire after a B-17 Bomber mission to Antwerp with the 351st Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force, in which Gable flew as an Observer/Gunner. April 5, 1943.
"Mulberry A" at Omaha Beach, Normandy. One of two artificial harbors constructed by the Allies to help channel supplies into France. It and its counterpart "Mulberry B" at Gold Beach were two of the most amazing - and expensive - engineering feats of World War II. Mid June, 1944.
Alger Hiss in San Francisco, with the newly signed United Nations Charter in a Safe, July 1945
Immigrants who passed the first mental inspection wait in pens in the Registry Room, also called the Great Hall at Ellis Island in New York Harbor. Approx 1910.
A P-47 Thunderbolt of the U.S. Army 12th Air Force flies low over the crumbled ruins of what once was Hitler's retreat at Berchtesgaden, Germany, on May 26, 1945.
The Residents of Bikini Atoll preparing to leave their island to allow for Atomic Testing. They had been told they could return sometime after testing was over. March, 1946
The USS Enterprise CV-6, perhaps the most illustrious warship in US history, is pushed by tugs past New York City's Brooklyn Bridge on her way to Kearny, New Jersey to be dismantled for scrap, 21 August 1958.
A US C-54 Transport Plane during the Berlin Airlift, filled to its weight capacity with Dozens of 110 lb Bags of Coal. Published in LIFE Magazine, Aug 9, 1948
American soldiers look at "In the Conservatory" by French impressionist Edouard Manet, stored by Berlin’s National-Galerie in a salt mine in Merkers, Germany to preserve it from Allied Bombing. April 25, 1945
Comedienne and Singer Martha Raye puts on a USO Show for the US 12th Air Force, stationed in the Sahara Desert during WWII. Photo published March 1943.
German Army Cemetery North of Stalingrad, photo published Dec 7, 1942
In February 1945, actress Lauren Bacall sits atop the piano while then Vice President Harry S. Truman plays a tune for a Servicemen's party at the National Press Club.
US Navy Sailors Sunbathing on the Flight Deck of the Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise CV-6 in 1945.
The Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) stands intact, but damaged, above the ruined city around it. 1944
Leningrad USSR "Pioneers" (Communist Youth) wear Gas Masks after a test alarm. 1937. (Now St. Petersburg Russia)
White House reporters race from a briefing after being told of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
The Imperial Winter Palace in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) Russia, occupied by Troops from the local Army garrison after the Tsar's abdication (1917)
In a widely publicized photo of the time, President Harry S. Truman Speaks to a Nearly Empty Auditorium in Omaha's Ak-Sar-Ben Auditorium, June 1948
The Pentagon Courtyard Lunch Counter in 1943, serving 3,350 customers daily between 11 AM and 2:30 PM
The USS West Point (AP-23) arrives in New York Harbor after transporting troops home from Europe, 11 July 1945. (Color photo, not colorized) .
During the Montgomery, AL Bus Boycott, Police watch a group of African-American carpoolers waiting for their rides. The Police would frequently harass carpool drivers "by an overstrict attention to minor traffic laws", and fingerprint offenders. Source: LIFE Magazine, Feb 6, 1956.
Albert Einstein's Desk at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, as he left it before he died. April 18, 1955,
Migrant man looking up at "American Way" billboard. Dubuque, Iowa. April 1940. Credit: John Vachon; The Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.
London Newsboy Selling Papers Headlined "PEACE" after Dadier, Chamberlain and Hitler signed the Munich Pact on Sep 30, 1938 , virtually handing Czechoslovakia to Germany. Chamberlain declared the treaty "Peace in Our Time". Photo published in LIFE Magazine, Page 19, Oct 17, 1938
Captured German V2 Rocket being fueled at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. May, 1946
Japanese-American Soldier Yoshinao Omiya, blinded by a Booby Trap in Italy during WWII. Photo taken at Stark General Hospital, Charleston SC. Featured in LIFE Magazine, Feb 7, 1944
"Driven by Fear of Communist Reprisals, Pyonyang Koreans Flee, Scrambling Over the Twisted Grids of a Bombed-Out Taedong River Bridge", Published in LIFE Magazine, Dec 18, 1950
NASA's first Astronauts, the "Mercury 7", on stage at the Sam Houston Coliseum wearing Cowboy Hats and Sheriff's stars. July 4, 1962.
Horrified New Yorkers stare in shock as one of the World Trade Center towers collapses. Sep 11, 2001, New York City.
Gilmore Oil's "Gasateria" in Los Angeles, the First Self-Serve Gasoline Station in the USA. Fuelers saved 5 cents per gallon. LIFE Magazine, Oct 22, 1948
"The Next President travels by Ferry Boat over the Broad Waters of San Francisco Bay" LIFE Magazine's infamous mis-caption of a photo of Republican Presidential Candidate Tom Dewey, in its Nov 1, 1948 edition, just prior to Harry S. Truman's upset victory.
Soldiers returning from the European of Theater in WWII on the Hangar Deck of the USS Enterprise, October 1945
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