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So, the LOC says this is the 82nd Airborne on parade in NYC, but I can clearly see some Screaming Eagles mixed in, so I’m not exactly sure what’s happening

So, the LOC says this is the 82nd Airborne on parade in NYC, but I can clearly see some Screaming Eagles mixed in, so I’m not exactly sure what’s happening

Source / April 25, 2013 / 31

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Two Japanese boys, one with “Remember Pearl Harbor” embroidered on his hat, wave good-bye while awaiting the bus that will take them to their internment camp for the duration of the war, San Francisco 1942

Interestingly enough, the Library of Congress does not have the collection labeled as “Japanese Internment” but rather as “Evacuations and Evacuees”. Internment, it seems, is too ugly a word.

Two Japanese boys, one with “Remember Pearl Harbor” embroidered on his hat, wave good-bye while awaiting the bus that will take them to their internment camp for the duration of the war, San Francisco 1942

Interestingly enough, the Library of Congress does not have the collection labeled as “Japanese Internment” but rather as “Evacuations and Evacuees”. Internment, it seems, is too ugly a word.

Source / April 25, 2013 / 76

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An American Red Cross poster for clothing donations, c. 1918

An American Red Cross poster for clothing donations, c. 1918

Source / April 25, 2013 / 39

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A 1962 nuclear explosion as seen through the periscope of the US Navy submarine USS Carbonero (SS-337), which was submerged 25 miles from the aim point. The range clock at the upper right corner indicted 1433, which was the local time at the launching point.

A 1962 nuclear explosion as seen through the periscope of the US Navy submarine USS Carbonero (SS-337), which was submerged 25 miles from the aim point. The range clock at the upper right corner indicted 1433, which was the local time at the launching point.

/ April 24, 2013 / 1158

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The planned destruction of the Prince Peter II bridge in Belgrade by the USAAF. The bridge was actively being used by the Germans to evac troops from Romania into Germany and Austria in 1944. This is only an example of the USAAF precision bombing—by the end of the war, 97% of all bombs were hitting their target.

The planned destruction of the Prince Peter II bridge in Belgrade by the USAAF. The bridge was actively being used by the Germans to evac troops from Romania into Germany and Austria in 1944. This is only an example of the USAAF precision bombing—by the end of the war, 97% of all bombs were hitting their target.

/ April 24, 2013 / 32

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“I tell the President the truth. Our soldiers on the front want people back home to know that they don’t knock the hell out of them every day of every battle. They want people to understand that war is a horrible, nasty business, and to say otherwise is to do a disservice to those who died.”

April 24, 2013, 5:53pm / 266

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The heavily damaged B-17 “Whodat” / “The Dingbat”, serial: 42-37754, of the 534th BS, 381st BG, 8th AF

On the mission of 28 March 1944 to bomb an airfield at Reims/Champagne, France, the B-17 took a direct flak hit just behind the waist gun positions. The hit killed both waist gunners and the tail gunner instantly and wounded another man.
Despite not having any tail controls, both pilots (1st Lt. Daniel C. Henry, and 2nd Lt. Robert W. Crisler) were able to limp the plane back to England. Once the bomber was over their base, 1st Lt. Henry ordered the enlisted men to bail out. He then turned the plane towards the channel and set the autopilot before the officers bailed out. The surviving crew only returned to duty after their stay in the hospital and leave on a FLAK farm.

The heavily damaged B-17 “Whodat” / “The Dingbat”, serial: 42-37754, of the 534th BS, 381st BG, 8th AF

On the mission of 28 March 1944 to bomb an airfield at Reims/Champagne, France, the B-17 took a direct flak hit just behind the waist gun positions. The hit killed both waist gunners and the tail gunner instantly and wounded another man.

Despite not having any tail controls, both pilots (1st Lt. Daniel C. Henry, and 2nd Lt. Robert W. Crisler) were able to limp the plane back to England. Once the bomber was over their base, 1st Lt. Henry ordered the enlisted men to bail out. He then turned the plane towards the channel and set the autopilot before the officers bailed out. The surviving crew only returned to duty after their stay in the hospital and leave on a FLAK farm.

Source / April 24, 2013 / 167

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A German Messerschmidt Me-410 attacking the USAAF B-17 Bomber “Lady Godiva” (of the 562th BS, 388th BG, 8th AF) in the skies above Czechoslovakia.

A German Messerschmidt Me-410 attacking the USAAF B-17 Bomber “Lady Godiva” (of the 562th BS, 388th BG, 8th AF) in the skies above Czechoslovakia.

/ April 24, 2013 / 47

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