Soviet Pe-2 bomber and crew. Soviet pilots preparing for a flight in a Pe-2 bomber during World War II. This bomber was built by the design bureau led by Soviet aviation engineer Vladimir Petlyakov (1891-1942). Photographed in Russia in June 1942. by ruby
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ruby Soviet Pe-2 bomber and crew. Soviet pilots preparing for a flight in a Pe-2 bomber during World War II. This bomber was built by the design bureau led by Soviet aviation engineer Vladimir Petlyakov (1891-1942). Photographed in Russia in June 1942.
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Natalya Fyodorovna Meklin (born Kravtsova) -1922–2005 - was a much decorated World War II combat pilot in one of the three women-only Soviet air regiments. They were nicknamed the 'Night Witches' by their German opponents. Born in the Ukraine, in 1940 she joined the glider school at the Kiev Young Pioneer Palace. In 1942 when she was 19, she joined the Night Witches, piloting a Polikarpov Po-2 light bomber, and by the end of the war had flown 980 night missions. by guadalupe
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guadalupe Natalya Fyodorovna Meklin (born Kravtsova) -1922–2005 - was a much decorated World War II combat pilot in one of the three women-only Soviet air regiments. They were nicknamed the 'Night Witches' by their German opponents. Born in the Ukraine, in 1940 she joined the glider school at the Kiev Young Pioneer Palace. In 1942 when she was 19, she joined the Night Witches, piloting a Polikarpov Po-2 light bomber, and by the end of the war had flown 980 night missions.
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The Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus (Mouse) was a German World War II super-heavy tank completed in late 1944. It is the heaviest fully enclosed armoured fighting vehicle ever built. Only two hulls and one turret were completed before the testing grounds were captured by the advancing Soviet forces. An uncompleted tank was captured by British forces. The photo is of the Maus at at the Kubinka Tank Museum, Russia. by althea
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althea The Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus (Mouse) was a German World War II super-heavy tank completed in late 1944. It is the heaviest fully enclosed armoured fighting vehicle ever built. Only two hulls and one turret were completed before the testing grounds were captured by the advancing Soviet forces. An uncompleted tank was captured by British forces. The photo is of the Maus at at the Kubinka Tank Museum, Russia.
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Judy Garland visits a soldier during World War II. (1942) by Selkie~gal
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Selkie~gal Judy Garland visits a soldier during World War II. (1942)
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The I-27 was a type B1 submarine of The Imperial Japanese Navy which saw service during the Pacific Campaign of World War II. She was commissioned at Sasebo, Japan on February 24, 1942. On May 18, 1942, I-27 embarks a HA-14, a Type A midget submarine and its crew from submarine carrier CHIYODA. She departs Truk with I-22 and I-24 on her second war patrol to participate in the attack on Sydney. by lena
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lena The I-27 was a type B1 submarine of The Imperial Japanese Navy which saw service during the Pacific Campaign of World War II. She was commissioned at Sasebo, Japan on February 24, 1942. On May 18, 1942, I-27 embarks a HA-14, a Type A midget submarine and its crew from submarine carrier CHIYODA. She departs Truk with I-22 and I-24 on her second war patrol to participate in the attack on Sydney.
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Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38 by julianne
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julianne Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38
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Amelia Earhart: The most famous woman pilot of her era, she was a promoter of women’s careers in aviation and one of the founders of the Ninety-Nines, the first professional organization of women pilots. Her disappearance in 1937 during an around-the-world flight attempt sent shockwaves through the aviation community. Speculation about what happened to her is widespread nearly three quarters of a century later. by julianne
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julianne Amelia Earhart: The most famous woman pilot of her era, she was a promoter of women’s careers in aviation and one of the founders of the Ninety-Nines, the first professional organization of women pilots. Her disappearance in 1937 during an around-the-world flight attempt sent shockwaves through the aviation community. Speculation about what happened to her is widespread nearly three quarters of a century later.
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World War II ~ The Statue of Liberty, photographed during a blackout in 1942 — an eloquent expression of the nation's mood in the first full year of a global conflict with no real end in sight. by ruby
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ruby World War II ~ The Statue of Liberty, photographed during a blackout in 1942 — an eloquent expression of the nation's mood in the first full year of a global conflict with no real end in sight.
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Navy dog Judy earned her Dickin Medal after suffering harsh Japanese treatment as the only official canine prisoner of war during World War II. The English Pointer also helped save the crew of gunboat HMS Grasshopper by finding water after the stricken boat was marooned on an Indonesian island in 1942. by sonia
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sonia Navy dog Judy earned her Dickin Medal after suffering harsh Japanese treatment as the only official canine prisoner of war during World War II. The English Pointer also helped save the crew of gunboat HMS Grasshopper by finding water after the stricken boat was marooned on an Indonesian island in 1942.
Good Vintage
In 1942, Santa Claus was enlisted for a World War II propaganda poster, produced by the Office for Emergency Management, War Production Board. (Via WikiCommons) by jeri
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jeri In 1942, Santa Claus was enlisted for a World War II propaganda poster, produced by the Office for Emergency Management, War Production Board. (Via WikiCommons)
Art and Materials
The Fairey Swordfish was a torpedo bomber used by the Royal Navy during World War Two. Affectionately known as the "Stringbag", it was by lucinda
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lucinda The Fairey Swordfish was a torpedo bomber used by the Royal Navy during World War Two. Affectionately known as the "Stringbag", it was
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Brian Keith - joined the United States Marine Corps (1942–1945). He served during World War II as an air gunner (he was a radio-gunner in the rear cockpit of a two-man Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber in a U.S. Marine squadron), and received an Air Medal. by marcia
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marcia Brian Keith - joined the United States Marine Corps (1942–1945). He served during World War II as an air gunner (he was a radio-gunner in the rear cockpit of a two-man Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber in a U.S. Marine squadron), and received an Air Medal.
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Douglas SBD 'Dauntless' dive bomber balanced on nose after crash landing on carrier flight deck, June 21, 1943. The naval scout plane and dive bomber was manufactured between 1940 and 1944. It's best remembered for being the bomber that delivered fatal blows to Japanese carriers during the Battle of Midway in 1942 by marcia
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marcia Douglas SBD 'Dauntless' dive bomber balanced on nose after crash landing on carrier flight deck, June 21, 1943. The naval scout plane and dive bomber was manufactured between 1940 and 1944. It's best remembered for being the bomber that delivered fatal blows to Japanese carriers during the Battle of Midway in 1942
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Portrait of a Soviet soldier with Degtyaryov machine gun in one of the thousands of destroyed houses during the Battle of Stalingrad. Stalingrad (Volgograd), Volgograd Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. 10 December 1942. by hannahmnt
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hannahmnt Portrait of a Soviet soldier with Degtyaryov machine gun in one of the thousands of destroyed houses during the Battle of Stalingrad. Stalingrad (Volgograd), Volgograd Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. 10 December 1942.
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World War II: Battle of Midway and the Aleutian Campaign - In Focus - The damaged carrier USS Yorktown on her way to port during the battle of Midway june 4, 1942, however she never made it as she was sunk after a torpedo hit from a Japanese submarine. by lena
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lena World War II: Battle of Midway and the Aleutian Campaign - In Focus - The damaged carrier USS Yorktown on her way to port during the battle of Midway june 4, 1942, however she never made it as she was sunk after a torpedo hit from a Japanese submarine.
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Erich von Manstein attained the rank of Field Marshal during World War 2 where in his successful leadership, German armed forces achieved victory in the battles of Sevastopol, Kerch, Perekop Isthmus and Kharkov in the Soviet Union. Post-war he was a military adviser to the West German government. by twila
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twila Erich von Manstein attained the rank of Field Marshal during World War 2 where in his successful leadership, German armed forces achieved victory in the battles of Sevastopol, Kerch, Perekop Isthmus and Kharkov in the Soviet Union. Post-war he was a military adviser to the West German government.
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Marlene Dietrich during a 1942 war bond tour. Her jewellery, by Cartier, was a gift from Jean Gabin. by janya  thill
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janya thill Marlene Dietrich during a 1942 war bond tour. Her jewellery, by Cartier, was a gift from Jean Gabin.
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The B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing that was flown primarily by the United States in late-World War II and through the Korean War. The B-29 was one of the largest aircraft to see service during World War II. A very advanced bomber for this time period, it included features such as a pressurized cabin, an electronic fire-control system, and remote-controlled machine-gun turrets  1943  wem by ruth
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ruth The B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing that was flown primarily by the United States in late-World War II and through the Korean War. The B-29 was one of the largest aircraft to see service during World War II. A very advanced bomber for this time period, it included features such as a pressurized cabin, an electronic fire-control system, and remote-controlled machine-gun turrets 1943 wem
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Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job.  That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II. by TamidP
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TamidP Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.
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Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job.  That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II. by Raelynn8
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Raelynn8 Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.
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A Soviet sailor in Stalingrad 1942 by marguerite
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marguerite A Soviet sailor in Stalingrad 1942
Very Graphic
Ann Agnes Bernatitus (January 21, 1912 – March 3, 2003) was a United States Navy nurse who served during World War II. In October 1942, she became the first American recipient of the Legion of Merit (legionnaire) for her heroism during the siege of Bataan and Corregidor from December 1941 through April 1942. by leola
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leola Ann Agnes Bernatitus (January 21, 1912 – March 3, 2003) was a United States Navy nurse who served during World War II. In October 1942, she became the first American recipient of the Legion of Merit (legionnaire) for her heroism during the siege of Bataan and Corregidor from December 1941 through April 1942.
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Nazi Persecution of Soviet Prisoners of War. Column of Soviet prisoners of war from the Ukrainian front. Kharkov, Soviet Union, June 18, 1942. by juliet
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juliet Nazi Persecution of Soviet Prisoners of War. Column of Soviet prisoners of war from the Ukrainian front. Kharkov, Soviet Union, June 18, 1942.
People
Ahmet Ali Çelikten (1883–1969) may have been the first black military pilot in aviation history and was one of only two known black combat pilots in World War I (the other being Eugene Jacques Bullard). by guadalupe
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guadalupe Ahmet Ali Çelikten (1883–1969) may have been the first black military pilot in aviation history and was one of only two known black combat pilots in World War I (the other being Eugene Jacques Bullard).
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This is an old photograph of a legally grown marijuana crop in rural Crittenden County, Kentucky that was taken in 1942. During World War II, the U.S. Government paid farmers in rural Kentucky to raise marijuana for national defense purposes. The marijuana plants were used to make hemp rope. Legal marijuana growing ended at the end of World War II. by reyna
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reyna This is an old photograph of a legally grown marijuana crop in rural Crittenden County, Kentucky that was taken in 1942. During World War II, the U.S. Government paid farmers in rural Kentucky to raise marijuana for national defense purposes. The marijuana plants were used to make hemp rope. Legal marijuana growing ended at the end of World War II.
Strange things
A team of female workers preparing to take over responsibility for aircraft maintenance at a U.S. base during World War 2 by bellabella
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bellabella A team of female workers preparing to take over responsibility for aircraft maintenance at a U.S. base during World War 2
Beyond Retro
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 by amie
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amie 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
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Frank Luke Jr. (May 19, 1897–September 29, 1918) was an American fighter ace, ranking second among U.S. Army Air Service pilots after Captain Eddie Rickenbacker in number of aerial victories during World War I (Rickenbacker was credited with 26 victories, while Luke's official score was 18). Frank Luke was the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor.[1] Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, a U.S. Air Force pilot training installation since World War by lou
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lou Frank Luke Jr. (May 19, 1897–September 29, 1918) was an American fighter ace, ranking second among U.S. Army Air Service pilots after Captain Eddie Rickenbacker in number of aerial victories during World War I (Rickenbacker was credited with 26 victories, while Luke's official score was 18). Frank Luke was the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor.[1] Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, a U.S. Air Force pilot training installation since World War
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The North American B-25 Mitchell was an American twin-engined medium bomber used by many Allied air forces during the World War II.   The B-25 first gained fame as the bomber used in the 18 April 1942 Doolittle Raid, in which 16 B-25Bs led by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle attacked mainland Japan, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.    This North American B-25 Mitchell is called Russell's Raider.    Video and picture of the B-25 Mitchell taked at La Comina Aerocentenaria Airshow by vivian
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vivian The North American B-25 Mitchell was an American twin-engined medium bomber used by many Allied air forces during the World War II. The B-25 first gained fame as the bomber used in the 18 April 1942 Doolittle Raid, in which 16 B-25Bs led by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle attacked mainland Japan, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This North American B-25 Mitchell is called Russell's Raider. Video and picture of the B-25 Mitchell taked at La Comina Aerocentenaria Airshow
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Drawing of IJN battleship Kongo in her 1944 configuration. Kongō (金剛, "indestructible", named for Mount Kongō) was a warship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War I and World War II. She was the first battlecruiser of the Kongō class, among the most heavily armed ships in any navy when built. The Kongō fought in a large number of major naval actions of the Pacific War during World War II. by sandy
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sandy Drawing of IJN battleship Kongo in her 1944 configuration. Kongō (金剛, "indestructible", named for Mount Kongō) was a warship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War I and World War II. She was the first battlecruiser of the Kongō class, among the most heavily armed ships in any navy when built. The Kongō fought in a large number of major naval actions of the Pacific War during World War II.
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A German Krupp K5 283mm railway gun firing. It was one of the most commonly used railway guns during World War 2 by Germany. by annabelle
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annabelle A German Krupp K5 283mm railway gun firing. It was one of the most commonly used railway guns during World War 2 by Germany.
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