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Simone Segouin was a French teenager who bravely fought on the front lines against the German occupiers, and helped liberate the historic city of Chartres. After the war ended, Simone was promoted to lieutenant and awarded the prestigious Croix de Guerre. 1944,
Lest we forget- 79 years ago today. The USS Oklahoma raised after capsizing during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. A total of 429 crew died when she capsized. (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives).
Lest We Forget- 77 years ago today: Apprehensive GIs load onto a British landing craft for the invasion of Normandy. D-Day 1944.(US National Archives original color photo)
An American version of a sidewalk cafe, in fallen La Haye du Puits, France on July 15, 1944, as Robert McCurty, left, from Newark, New Jersey, Sgt. Harold Smith, of Brush Creek, Tennessee, and Sgt. Richard Bennett, from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, raise their glasses in a toast.
German soldiers having a snowball fight in a train yard while awaiting deployment. France, 1944. (original color)
American troops march through the streets of a British port town on their way to the docks where they will be loaded into landing craft for the D-Day assault in June of 1944. (Original Color)
B-17 Flying Fortress crew members Gus Palmer (left), and Horace Poolaw (right), citizens of the Kiowa nation stand near their aircraft in 1944. (Colorization, link to original in comments)
Soviet soldiers celebrate returning home alive, 1945.
“Hot and weary after fighting on Saipan, Marine PFC T. E. Underwood of St. Petersburg, Fla., takes a long, cool drink of water from his canteen. July, 1944.”
Ralph Willet Dixey (Bannock tribe ), Peter Jim (Shoshone tribe ) - 1897.
The Pennsylvania Coal Company mining crew in 1910.
An aerial photo of Woodstock Music and Art Fair, 1969.
Unidentified Union officer at Point Lookout, Tennessee, sitting with cavalry saber in hand and slouch hat resting beside him on a rock, ca. 1864
VE Day, 76 years ago today- A massive crowd celebrating the surrender of Germany in Times Square, New York City, on May 8, 1945.
76 years ago today (2/13/1945) the Allied bombing of Dresden began. More than 3,400 tons of explosives were dropped by 800 American and British aircraft. Eight square miles of the city was ruined, and the total body count was between 22,700 and 25,000 dead.
Lockheed Martin employee Sally Wadsworth working on the fuselage of a P-38 Lightning in California, 1944. (Original color photo)
Jesse Owens arriving in London after winning four gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Berlin, 1936.
P-47 Thunderbolt piloted by Captain Raymond M. Walsh of the 406th Fighter Group is silhouetted against the exploding ammunition truck he just strafed, France, 23 June 1944.
Daddy’s home! October 1945, Tulse Hill, London- Gunner Hector Murdoch greeted by his beloved wife Rosina and his son John. Captured by Japanese forces, Hector spent more than three years in a POW camp in Singapore, where he almost died of Cholera.
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.
Mike Tyson before his professional boxing debut in 1985 in Albany, NY. Behind him: coach Cus D’Amato who saw the troubled young heavyweight as his greatest prospect. He defeated Hector Mercedes via first-round TKO.
Following a hard day, a few members of Company "A," 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, gather around a guitar player and sing a few songs. January 18, 1968. (Original color photo)
Exhausted GIs of the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, after hours of fierce fighting in the Battle of Hürtgen Forest, November 18, 1944.
Graduating class of Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C. (ca. 1900)
The coffin of the Unknown Warrior lies in state in Westminster Abbey, London, 1920.
Helen, a Native American telephone and switchboard operator, working at Many Glacier Hotel, Babb, Montana (1925).
Lieutenant Commander Donald D. Sheppard, of Coronado, CA, aims a flaming arrow at a bamboo hut concealing a fortified Viet Cong bunker on the banks of the Bassac River, Vietnam, December 8, 1967.
Rosa Parks sits at the front of a bus following the end of racial segregation by the transit company, circa 1965.
74 years ago today, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier by becoming the first Black man to play in MLB in the modern era. Changed sports forever. (1947)
Portrait of Ah-Weh-Eyu (Pretty Flower), of the Seneca nation, 1908.
Sergeant Stubby, the most decorated dog in U.S. Military History. Beginning in 1917, he spent over 18 months on patrol in WWI, participated in 17 battles, and saved the lives of countless men on the battlefield.
On May 4th, The Dutch population commemorates all members of the armed forces who fought and gave their lives for their liberation. This photo, taken in May 1945, shows two Dutch women laying flowers on the grave of Pvt Harold Roszell, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. (colorized)
Leathernecks with a fallen comrade on Iwo Jima, 1945. Original color photo.
An American veteran of the First World War confronts a member of the State Militia. Chicago race riot of July 27, 1919.
Captured Confederate soldiers, likely from Louisiana, pose for Mathew Brady on Seminary Ridge in the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1–3, 1863. (Colorized, original B&W in comments)
Celebrating the end of Prohibition, 1933.
Pfc George A. Guckenberger, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division in his foxhole during the siege of Bastogne. This photograph is probably the last picture of him, as he was KIA 76 years ago, on January 14th, 1945 at the age of 22.
“Keep Calm and Carry On”- A Spotter looking for German air raids during Charlton v Arsenal match, London 1940.
US Major Clarence Benjamin snapped this photo of Jewish prisoners fleeing a German train that was intercepted by Allied Forces. This is the moment they realized they would not be heading to a Concentration Camp and they had been liberated. April, 1945.
Dogfight above St Paul's Cathedral during the Battle of Britain, London, 1940.
Inspection of Wehrmacht troops on the streets of Paris, France, 1941. Each soldier holds a bag of M31 standard clothes in their hands. (Original color photo)
Nez Perce, Native American Boy, 1903. The Nez Perce were the largest tribe Lewis and Clark met between the Missouri River and the Pacific Coast.
An RAF Chaplain leads the coffin of “The Red Baron” Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen past the saluting party as it enters the cemetery at Bertangles, France, April 1918
1940s photo of US Veterans of four different wars, that lived in the same town of Geary, Oklahoma (colorized)
The Human Liberty Bell; 25000 officers and men at Camp Dix, New Jersey; General Hugh L. Scott, commander, c1918.
A French woman welcomes an American soldier on November 25, 1944, two days after French and U.S. troops liberated Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace.
Ba Cluth (Roaming Coyote), Chiricahua Apache-1885
US Navy sailors honoring comrades killed in the attack at Pearl Harbor. US Naval Air Station Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii, early 1942.
An American soldier standing at the podium in the interior hall of Monument to the Battle of the Nations (Völkerschlachtdenkmal) in Leipzig after the city fell on April 18, 1945. (Colorized, link to original black and white in comments)
Three pilots of the 332nd Bomb Group, U.S. Army 9th Air Force, posing in front of a Jeep at Great Sailing, Essex, 1944.
Parisians line the Champs Elysees on August 29, 1944 to cheer the U.S. 28th Infantry Division, marching through Paris before taking up pursuit of the German army to the east.
A little girl sits in the ruins of her bombed home during the Battle of Britain- August 24, 1940.
“Band of Brothers“ - Pvt. Joseph D. ‘Joe’ Liebgott takes a break in the streets of Eindhoven. In the back sit an unknown trooper (often misidentified as Eugene G. Roe) and Burton P. Christenson, September 1944, The Netherlands. (Colorized, link to original B&W in comments)
U.S. Navy Chaplain O. David Herrmann using a destroyed Japanese tank as an altar, and holding a service for the dead, Battle of Saipan, June 24, 1944.
December 8, 1943, on Bougainville, Papua New Guinea-PFC Homer J. Finley, Jr. and his four-legged comrade "Jack", a Belgian Shepherd of the 1st Marine War Dog Platoon.
Anti-aircraft gunners man the 40mms of the USS West Virginia (BB-48) awaiting a Japanese air strike, late March 1945. (Original color photo)
Ground crew of the 91st Bomb Group paint the nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed “Nine-O-Nine” at Bassingbourn England, 1944. She completed 140 combat missions during the war, setting the Eighth Air Force record for most missions without loss. (Original color photo)
1980s High School cafeteria
An American G.I. of the 2nd Armored Division, "Hell on Wheels” and Dutch Army medics are welcomed by Lotje Jonas after the liberation of Maastricht, the Netherlands, 14 september 1944. (Colourised by PIECE of JAKE, Original Photo by J. Naseman in comments)
Beatlemania in England, 1965.
GI's from the 4th Infantry Division attend a Catholic Mass in the damaged church of Bleialf, Schnee Eiffel, Germany, (mid to late December 1944). (Colorized)
Parents of LGBT children at the first Pride Parade, 1973.
U.S. Rangers on a troop ship waiting for the signal to sail to the coast of Normandy in June, 1944.Clockwise from left- First Sgt Sandy Martin, who was killed during the landing, T/5Joseph Markovich, Cpl John Loshiavo, and at bottom, PFC Frank E. Lockwood. (Original Color photo)
Two GIs from the 9th Infantry Division shelter beneath a Sherman tank on December 11, 1944 in the smashed German town of Geich, near Dueren.
Homecoming at the train station, New Hope, Pa, 1945.
First Sergeant John R. Morton’s unit was caught in a German ambush on Aug. 1, 1944 at Pontorson, France. After using up his ammo, John found a Thompson and counter attacked, accounting for 26 enemy casualties. Here he points out where a bullet passed through his helmet in the firefight.
F6F Hellcat pilot Alex Vraciu celebrates six kills after returning to the USS Lexington during the Battle of the Philippine Sea in 1944. By war’s end he scored nineteen confirmed kills in the skies over the Pacific.
A little boy reaching out for his father who is leaving for war in Europe. New Westminster, Canada, 1940.
Grumman F6F-3 Hellcats on the deck of the USS Yorktown during the campaign for the Marshall Islands, November 1943. (original color photo)
2nd Lt. Margaret Stanfill, of Nassau Bay, TX, at the 128th Evac Hospital in Normandy preparing dressings for her patients on June 14, 1944. Margaret holds the distinct honor of being one of the first women to set foot upon the beaches of France during WWII.
Group photo of Japanese Kamikaze pilots at Chōshi airfield, Japan, November 1944. Only 1 of the 18 men here would survive the war. Only about 19% of all kamikaze attacks were successful and about 3,800 men died in those suicide missions. (Colorized- link to B&W in comments)
Two very youthful Union Civil War soldiers, ca 1864.
Honor dance welcoming home Pascal Poolaw Sr.(rt. holding the flag) after his service in the Korean War; Oklahoma, ca. 1952. Poolaw remains the most decorated American Indian soldier in history, earning 42 medals and citations during three wars: World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
Corporal Paul F. Haines dressed as Santa hands out candy to British orphans. December 22, 1943.
GIs of the 357th Regiment, 90th Infantry Division have just received word that their squad will be granted a thirty day furlough at home, plus two months travel time. Every soldier pictured here received The Purple Heart in the battle of Dillingen, Germany, February 6, 1945.
Christmas Day at the Front, 1943. GIs solemnly bow their heads as 1st Lt. Harvey Floyd Bell, Chaplain of 1st Bn., 180th Infantry Regiment says grace prior to eating Christmas dinner close to the Italian front, Demanio area. (Colorized)
June 13, 1944, in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy: Pvt Roland Bonnell (Cleveland, Oh) and Sgt James Devine (New York City, NY) comfort a little French girl....and her puppy.
The RAF’s top-scoring fighter pilot, Wing Commander James ‘Johnnie’ Johnson, with his Spitfire and pet Labrador ‘Sally’ in Normandy, 1944. (Original color photo)
Celebration in Paris after its liberation from the Germans in August 1944. (Original color photo)
Tuskegee Airman Harry T. Stewart Jr., returning from an escort mission in his P-51 Mustang. Stewart is holding up three fingers to indicate that he shot down three German Me-109s (an accomplishment that earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross). April 1, 1945.
This photo, taken a few days after the death of George S. Patton in December 1945, shows his faithful dog Willie, lying next to the General's personal belongings. The legendary Commander of the U.S. Third Army absolutely loved his white bull terrier who followed him everywhere.
P-51 Mustang fighters viewed through a window of a B-29 Superfortress bomber, 1945.
A native American man looking over the newly completed transcontinental railroad in Nevada, 1869.
Charging Thunder with his dog, ca. 1900
William L. Sherman, Jr., saluting American troops as they march through Alamo Plaza in Downtown San Antonio, TX. July 1, 1942.
Walter Iron Shell of the Sioux nation in traditional clothing. ca. 1911.
“Little Moon”, Crow Indian, 1883. Photo by Frank Jay Haynes. Source - Montana Historical Society.
A bugler blows Taps at the close of Memorial Day ceremonies in May 1945 at the U.S. military cemetery at Margraten, the Netherlands.
Holiday Celebration in the Pacific Theater - Personnel on the USS Lexington celebrate Christmas with make-shift decorations and a helmeted Santa Claus, December 1944.
Chief Iron Tail (Sinte Maza), Oglala Lakota. 1913. (Photo by De Lancey W. Gill, National Anthropological Archives)
Troopers of the 101st Airborne, celebrating still being alive, Carentan, France, June 1944. (photo by Bob Landry, LIFE Magazine)
On the 50th anniversary of Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg (July 3, 1913) veterans of Pickett’s Division reenact the famous charge. Pickett’s Charge secured the Union victory in the battle, and Gettysburg proved to be the “turning point” in the Civil War.
"Family Day" at the Bell Bomber Plant, Marietta, GA, 1944.
Lance Corporal W. J. Curtis, of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, treating an injured child. June 19, 1944, near Villons-les-Buissons, Normandy.
“All gave some and some gave all.” WWI veteran R. Zantz, WWII and Korean War veteran John Hechimovich, and Korean War veteran Jack McDonald pause in somber reflection as they overlook graves at Arlington National Cemetery, 1951.
B-29 Superfortresses of the US Army Air Corps over Mt. Fuji, Japan, 1945.
B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 398th Bombardment Group approaching their bombing run on Neumünster, Germany, on this day in 1945.
Ralph Neppel, of Willey, Iowa, receiving the Medal of Honor from President Truman, August 23rd, 1945. (citation details in comments)
Actress-comedian Martha Raye entertains servicemen of the U.S. Army 12th Air Force on a makeshift stage on the edge of the Sahara Desert in North Africa in 1943.
22 year old Elizabeth L. Remba Gardner, of Rockford, Illinois, Class 43-W-6 WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilot) at the controls of a Martin B-26 'Marauder' medium bomber. Harlingen Army Air Field, Texas, 1943.
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