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Lt. Col. Paul Tibbets waves to the ground crew on August 6, 1945 as he pilots the B-29 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. I have seen this plane!

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

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Supreme Allied Commander U.S. Army Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower speaks with 101st Airborne Division paratroopers before they board airplanes and gliders to take part in a parachute assault into Normandy as part of the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day

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.

After a battle that lasted 82 days, the Japanese island of Okinawa fell to US forces on June 21, 1945.

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 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) 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 was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.

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!

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. 7, 1941. 1177 crew members perished. Mr. Wartzleff died on Sept. 10, 2013 at the age of 96.

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 7, 1941. USS Nevada USS Oklahoma * USS Pennsylvania USS Arizona * USS Tennessee USS California * USS Maryland USS West Virginia...

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

Jimmie Kanaya | Discover Nikkei

Jimmie Kanaya | Discover Nikkei

Irena Sendlerowa: A phenomenal woman and member of Zegota, a secret organization dedicating to rescuing Polish Jews. She handed out money and clothes, and smuggled children to safety through sewers. She bribed her way out of execution and later was honored by the Polish government for "rescuing the most defenseless victims of Nazi ideology" (children) and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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.

actors in world war two images  Famous Faces in Uniform during World War 2 | the late Charles Durning

The death of actor Charles Durning on Christmas Eve brings into focus the wartime service of the ever dwindling ‘greatest generation’.

"Anthropologist Germaine Tillion was a commander in the French Resistance network of Musée de l'Homme in Paris. Her missions included helping prisoners escape and organising intelligence for allied forces. Betrayed by a priest, she was sent to Ravensbrück, with her mother. In 1973, she published Ravensbruck, detailing both her experiences as well as her research into the functioning of the camps, movements of prisoners, administrative operations and crimes committed by the SS."

Caroline's friend anthropologist Germaine Tillion, a commander in the French Resistance network, arrested and sent to Ravensbruck.

General Eisenhower (US) in his Jeep during World War II. He was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_D._Eisenhower

General Dwight Eisenhower - was the supreme commander of the Allied Forces in Europe in WWII, later became the President of the United States.

U.S. WWII Paratrooper Package

WWII Paratrooper Outfit (my grandpa was one. Not sure what war though. I need to confirm).

Doris “Dorie” Miller was a cook in the US Navy noted for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Doris “Dorie” Miller was a cook in the US Navy noted for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross. A ship’s.

Women use your vote! 1920

27 Badass Ladies Who Secured Your Right to Vote

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 "