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
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Olivia de Havilland posing for "Rosie the Riveter" war poster, during World War II there were a number of aircraft factories and many women workers. by marcia
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marcia Olivia de Havilland posing for "Rosie the Riveter" war poster, during World War II there were a number of aircraft factories and many women workers.
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A Group of Women Prepare to Take Over Maintenance Responsibilities for Aircraft, 1940-1945 by olga
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olga A Group of Women Prepare to Take Over Maintenance Responsibilities for Aircraft, 1940-1945
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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
Modeling a hard plastic 'safety bra' to protect female workers at war plants. USA 1943. by earlene
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earlene Modeling a hard plastic 'safety bra' to protect female workers at war plants. USA 1943.
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The Brewster F2A Buffalo was an American fighter aircraft which saw limited service early in World War II. It was one of the first U.S. World War II monoplanes with an arrestor hook and other modifications for aircraft carriers. The Buffalo won a competition against the Grumman F4F Wildcat in 1939 to become the U.S. Navy's first monoplane fighter aircraft. Although superior to the Grumman F3F biplane it replaced, the Buffalo turned out to be a disappointment. by janie
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janie The Brewster F2A Buffalo was an American fighter aircraft which saw limited service early in World War II. It was one of the first U.S. World War II monoplanes with an arrestor hook and other modifications for aircraft carriers. The Buffalo won a competition against the Grumman F4F Wildcat in 1939 to become the U.S. Navy's first monoplane fighter aircraft. Although superior to the Grumman F3F biplane it replaced, the Buffalo turned out to be a disappointment.
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German soldiers take a moment to decorate the trenches in celebration of Christmas during World War I. by carrie
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carrie German soldiers take a moment to decorate the trenches in celebration of Christmas during World War I.
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During World War I, over 400 women enrolled in the U.S. Army Signal Corps to operate telephone switchboards in France. These girls came to be known as “Hello Girls” and could speak both English and French. Despite the sometimes hazardous conditions of their service, they were denied veterans status after the war ended. It would take 60 years until a bill was finally signed by President Carter granting them veterans status. (Image: National by lesley
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lesley During World War I, over 400 women enrolled in the U.S. Army Signal Corps to operate telephone switchboards in France. These girls came to be known as “Hello Girls” and could speak both English and French. Despite the sometimes hazardous conditions of their service, they were denied veterans status after the war ended. It would take 60 years until a bill was finally signed by President Carter granting them veterans status. (Image: National
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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 Divonsir Borges
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Divonsir Borges 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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B-17 construction at the Boeing Aircraft plant near Seattle, Washington during World War II. by ruth
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ruth B-17 construction at the Boeing Aircraft plant near Seattle, Washington during World War II.
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The aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga (CV 14) was launched on Feb. 7, 1944 at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company.    She was one of 24 Essex class carriers built during World War II, and the fourth to carry the name Ticonderoga, after the historic Fort Ticonderoga, which played a role in the American Revolutionary War. by Wirth, L
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Wirth, L The aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga (CV 14) was launched on Feb. 7, 1944 at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company. She was one of 24 Essex class carriers built during World War II, and the fourth to carry the name Ticonderoga, after the historic Fort Ticonderoga, which played a role in the American Revolutionary War.
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An unidentified woman who worked at the Four Wheel Drive factory in Clintonville assembling trucks during World War I. She is wearing a special uniform for women workers (c.1918). by charity
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charity An unidentified woman who worked at the Four Wheel Drive factory in Clintonville assembling trucks during World War I. She is wearing a special uniform for women workers (c.1918).
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THE WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN, 1914-1918 A female worker carries a sack of coke up a flight of stairs at the London gas works during the First World War. by georgina
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georgina THE WAR INDUSTRY IN BRITAIN, 1914-1918 A female worker carries a sack of coke up a flight of stairs at the London gas works during the First World War.
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Aircraft of the R.A.F. and S.A.A.F. during World War II (27) by marcia
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marcia Aircraft of the R.A.F. and S.A.A.F. during World War II (27)
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British aircraft pilot hand drops a bomb during world war I by echkbet
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echkbet British aircraft pilot hand drops a bomb during world war I
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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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Tech. Sgt. Andrew Gravett walks along the top of a C-17 Globemaster III while wearing a safety harness as he does a routine maintenance check of the aircraft June 4, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The first C-17 to enter the Air Force’s inventory arrived at Charleston Air Force Base in June 1993... (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Sloan) by aileen
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aileen Tech. Sgt. Andrew Gravett walks along the top of a C-17 Globemaster III while wearing a safety harness as he does a routine maintenance check of the aircraft June 4, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The first C-17 to enter the Air Force’s inventory arrived at Charleston Air Force Base in June 1993... (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)
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A Coast Guardsman bowing in reverence over the marked graves of American soldiers who gave their lives to win a small atoll during World War II, 1944 by christa
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christa A Coast Guardsman bowing in reverence over the marked graves of American soldiers who gave their lives to win a small atoll during World War II, 1944
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Willow Run bomber plant.  The need for production at the world's larget aircraft plant also meant the need for workers,  The plant employed almost 42,000 workers, and with most men off to war, women filled most of the positions. Small communities popped up around the plant, and buses would pick them up and return them. by johanna
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johanna Willow Run bomber plant. The need for production at the world's larget aircraft plant also meant the need for workers, The plant employed almost 42,000 workers, and with most men off to war, women filled most of the positions. Small communities popped up around the plant, and buses would pick them up and return them.
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Walt Disney World Planning Pins: Cruise the scenic Rivers of America aboard the Liberty Belle and take a gander at life in the U.S. over a century ago. by alissa
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alissa Walt Disney World Planning Pins: Cruise the scenic Rivers of America aboard the Liberty Belle and take a gander at life in the U.S. over a century ago.
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War rationing – carrots on a stick war rationing was just a way of life during World War II in the UK. One of the luxuries to hit the rationing list was sugar and with no sugar, there was no ice cream. But the official wartime substitute for ice-cream was a carrot on a stick. Many British children born just before the war didn’t discover what ice-cream was until the war was over and the rationing stopped. The photos are from 1941. by LiesbethLap
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LiesbethLap War rationing – carrots on a stick war rationing was just a way of life during World War II in the UK. One of the luxuries to hit the rationing list was sugar and with no sugar, there was no ice cream. But the official wartime substitute for ice-cream was a carrot on a stick. Many British children born just before the war didn’t discover what ice-cream was until the war was over and the rationing stopped. The photos are from 1941.
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As one of the first to serve in the Women in the Air Force (WAF), Airman Bettye Krieter was activated during the Korean War. Krieter retired from the Air Force Sept. 29, 2011, at Patrick Air Force Base, FL, with a total of 63 years of federal service. (U.S. Air Force) by lou
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lou As one of the first to serve in the Women in the Air Force (WAF), Airman Bettye Krieter was activated during the Korean War. Krieter retired from the Air Force Sept. 29, 2011, at Patrick Air Force Base, FL, with a total of 63 years of federal service. (U.S. Air Force)
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Over ninety years ago during World War I, British and German soldiers put down their weapons, walked out into the desolation of No-Man’s Land and shook hands. This was the Christmas cease fire of 1914. In a moment unique to the First World War, troops were given a moment of respite from the horrors of the war when soldiers exchanged gifts, looked at each others’ family photographs and played friendly games of football with the enemy. by carrie
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carrie Over ninety years ago during World War I, British and German soldiers put down their weapons, walked out into the desolation of No-Man’s Land and shook hands. This was the Christmas cease fire of 1914. In a moment unique to the First World War, troops were given a moment of respite from the horrors of the war when soldiers exchanged gifts, looked at each others’ family photographs and played friendly games of football with the enemy.
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Harry Belafonte: At the young age of 19, after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, veteran Harry Belafonte attended The New School for Social Research in New York City, using his GI Bill benefits. by deanna
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deanna Harry Belafonte: At the young age of 19, after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, veteran Harry Belafonte attended The New School for Social Research in New York City, using his GI Bill benefits.
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"During the day politely take off your hat for fascists . At night hand the fascist your hat and his head." This Russian propaganda poster from World War II encourages peasants to take up arms against Nazi soldiers. by daisy
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daisy "During the day politely take off your hat for fascists . At night hand the fascist your hat and his head." This Russian propaganda poster from World War II encourages peasants to take up arms against Nazi soldiers.
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TED WILLIAMS (1918-2002). American baseball player. Photographed in the cockpit of a Grumman F9F-6 Panther fighter plane, while a pilot for the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, c1943. by lou
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lou TED WILLIAMS (1918-2002). American baseball player. Photographed in the cockpit of a Grumman F9F-6 Panther fighter plane, while a pilot for the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, c1943.
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Emily Perez, was the first female African American Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She was deployed to Iraq in December as a Medical Service Corps officer and killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near her Humvee during combat operations in Al Kifl, near Najaf. Aged 23, she was the first female graduate of West Point to die in the Iraq War by liz
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liz Emily Perez, was the first female African American Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She was deployed to Iraq in December as a Medical Service Corps officer and killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near her Humvee during combat operations in Al Kifl, near Najaf. Aged 23, she was the first female graduate of West Point to die in the Iraq War
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9/24/2013 - A small table is set aside honoring comrades that are Prisoner of War or Missing in Action during the 66th Annual U.S. Air Force Ball at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2013. The tablecloth is white symbolizing their purity. A candle burns for their unselfish courage and valor, and a single red rose reminds us of the families and loved ones who continue to have faith. They are lost, but not forgotten. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Kaleb Snay) by faye
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faye 9/24/2013 - A small table is set aside honoring comrades that are Prisoner of War or Missing in Action during the 66th Annual U.S. Air Force Ball at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2013. The tablecloth is white symbolizing their purity. A candle burns for their unselfish courage and valor, and a single red rose reminds us of the families and loved ones who continue to have faith. They are lost, but not forgotten. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Kaleb Snay)
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Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) are pictured at Lockbourne Army Air Field in World War II. From left to right are Frances Green, Margaret Kirchner, Ann Waldner and Blanche Osborn. The WASP were civilian women pilots who flew in non-combat situations for the U.S. Army Air Forces during the war. The program came to an abrupt end in 1944 because of gender politics. by karin deidre naude
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karin deidre naude Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) are pictured at Lockbourne Army Air Field in World War II. From left to right are Frances Green, Margaret Kirchner, Ann Waldner and Blanche Osborn. The WASP were civilian women pilots who flew in non-combat situations for the U.S. Army Air Forces during the war. The program came to an abrupt end in 1944 because of gender politics.
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INDIAN OCEAN (May 27, 2013) Fixed-wing aircraft fly over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raul Moreno Jr./Released) by michele
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michele INDIAN OCEAN (May 27, 2013) Fixed-wing aircraft fly over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raul Moreno Jr./Released)
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UNITED KINGDOM : A female member of the British Home Guard, a civil defence force, learns how to tackle a potential attacker during the Second World War. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images) by proteamundi
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proteamundi UNITED KINGDOM : A female member of the British Home Guard, a civil defence force, learns how to tackle a potential attacker during the Second World War. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
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