Paul Tibbets waves to the ground crew on August 1945 as he pilots the bomber “Enola Gay” on its last bomb run. He flew from Tinian Island in the Pacific to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan that help end World War II a few days later
The Normandy Invasion General Dwight D Eisenhower gives the order of the Day. "Full victory - nothing else" to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe.
Richard P. Ross commander of Battalion Marines braves sniper fire to place the division's colors on a parapet of Shuri Castle (Okinawa) on 30 May. This flag was first raised over Cape Gloucester and then Peleliu.
John Basilone (November 1916 – February was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He is my Marine hero!
USN Chief Petty Officer Edward Wartzleff was one of only 335 survivors of the USS Arizona which sunk after exploding during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec 1177 crew members perished. Wartzleff died Sept 2013 at the age of
Battleships at anchor on battleship row in Pearl Harbor on December USS Nevada USS Oklahoma * USS Pennsylvania USS Arizona * USS Tennessee USS California * USS Maryland USS West Virginia * *Sunk or destroyed
Irena Sendler got permission to work in a Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in a sack. She trained her dog to bark when Nazis were near. She saved 2500 children.
Women were reviled, kicked, beaten, ostracized and battled so women could vote. Don't disrespect their sacrifice by not exercising your vote -- every time you have the chance. -- "An American suffragette proclaiming 'Women! Use your vote,' circa "