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Japanese Army executed and killed many captured Allied airmen, among them three Doolittle Raiders... see more at: http://ww2live.com/en/content/world-war-2-japanese-army-executed-and-killed-many-captured-allied-airmen-among-them-three
U.S. Army Air Force Lt. Robert L. Hite, blindfolded by his captors, is led from a Japanese transport plane after he and the other seven flyers were flown from Shanghai to Tokyo. Hite was co-pilot of crew 16 (B-25B s/n 40-2268 Bat out of Hell, 34th Bomb Squadron) of the "Doolittle Raiders". After about 45 days in Japan, all eight were taken back to China by ship and imprisoned in Shanghai. On 15 October 1942 three were executed, one died in captiv...
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Marilyn Monroe, back when she was Norma Jeane Dougherty for U.S. army magazine YANK: 1945
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Acaso soy libre si mi hermano se encuentra todavía encadenado a la pobreza
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On Friday, May 8, 2015, to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (V-E Day) the Arsenal of Democracy World War II Victory Capitol Flyover will include 15 historically sequenced warbird formations (over 70 aircraft) traveling ac...ross our nation’s capital—from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol. Never before has such a collection of WWII aircraft been assembled at one location—a fitting tribute to the men and women at home and abroad responsible for this Victory in 1945. We would dearly love to have this BT-13 in the flyover to honor the Tuskegee Airmen, but that means raising the balance of the funds by the end of February. Can YOU help?
Engine Rebuild Needed! In mid-March our BT-13 aircraft experienced a loss of power and vibration on the downwind leg, but the pilot was able to make a safe, essentially power-off landing. The engine went to the overhaul facility at Covington ...
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Omaha Beach June 6th (1944) - D-Day in France.
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15 August 1945: Crowds assemble in London's Soho District's  Piccadilly Circus to celebrate the news of Japan's surrender and the end of the Second World War. (Keystone/Getty Images)
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In honor of all those who fought and suffered in WWII. I have spent the better part of twenty years researching the life and death of my grandfather, who was killed in December 1944, after being a POW of the Japanese for 2 1/2 years.

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MoH: Without pilot, wounded and with 3 engines lost to the flak, he led his formation over the target, bombing it successfully ... http://ww2live.com/es/content/world-war-2-moh-without-pilot-wounded-and-3-engines-lost-flak-he-led-his-formation-over
On these days, when The 489th Bomb Group has been reactivated during a ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base and will be the first B-1B Lancer Reserve unit in the Air Force, is time to remember Deputy group commander Lt. Col. Leon R. Vance, who was awarded the only Medal of Honor given to a B-24 crewman for action in Europe. Vance lost a foot flying a mission on June 5, 1944, the day before D-Day. The B-24 bomber’s 10-man crew called the mission a “mi...
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A true Hero. Salomon posthumously received the Medal of Honor.
Benjamin Lewis Salomon (September 1, 1914 – July 7, 1944) was a United States Army dentist during World War II, assigned as a front-line surgeon. When the Japanese started overrunning his hospital, he stood a rear-guard action in which he had no hope of personal survival, allowing the safe evacuation of the wounded, killing at least 98 enemy troops before being killed himself during the Battle of Saipan. In June 1944, Salomon saw his first combat...
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Vintage fighters, bombers fly over Washington in WW2 commemoration.
Dozens of vintage airplanes flew over Washington, DC to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory in Europe in World War II. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/f8nxjx 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koTjKOm3v8Q
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Tomorrow starting at 12:10 pm EST, historic warbird formations representing key battles or moments in World War II will fly over the National Mall in Washington, DC to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. On our blog, Chief Curator Peter Jakab reflects on this opportunity to see aircraft like those in our collection come to life and this moment to honor our World War II veterans: http://bit.ly/1ct3m9F

Do you know someone who lived during World War II? We hope you will share their story on our blog and add to our collective memory of that pivotal era in our history.

Image Caption and Credit: The North American P-51 Mustang is just one of many aircraft that will take to the sky on May 8th. A Mustang can also be found in the Museum’s World War II Aviation gallery (205). Credit: U.S. Air Force, courtesy National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

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"Wait Father" by Claude P. Dettloff in New Westminster, Canada on October 1, 1940.
 
“Espérame Padre” por Claude P. Dettloff en New Westminster, Canadá, el 1 de octubre de 1940.
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