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Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, she continued to work as a nurse in prisoner of war camps until 1945. She is the most-decorated woman in U.S. military history.

11 Women Warriors of World War II

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, Bradley continued to work as a nurse in POW camps until She is the most-decorated woman in US military history.

breathtaking. New York City, 1944

Heart-Meltingly Romantic Photos Of Wartime Farewells Lead The Afternoon Links

Farewell kiss > romance at war time. A soldier kisses his sweetheart. This "off to war" kiss took place in 1943 and appeared in a Life Magazine piece: "True Romance: The Heartache of Wartime Farewells,

World War II U.S. Army veteran and Nurse who landed at Normandy just a month after the first assault troops, and served in the Battle of the Bulge.  Lt. Katherine Flynn Nolan. Her granddaugher says she is still among us at 93! At the click are wartime photos of her and beautiful articles about and by her on NPR from ten years ago.

Kate Nolan, WWII Combat Nurse

File:US Navy A World War II U. Army veteran and Nurse who served in the Battle of the Bulge, stands and watches as several speeches, presentations and a salute are made.

Edward P. "Ed" McMahon Jr. (1923-2009). Capt., U.S. Marine Corps, 1943-45, 52-53, WW II & Korean War. Served as a Corsair fighter pilot instructor in WW II, then flew 85 artillery-spotting missions over Korea in a Cessna Bird Dog earning 6 Air Medals. He was later promoted to colonel in the reserves, and BrigGen in the Calif Nat'l Guard.

Edward P. "Ed" McMahon Jr. Served as a Corsair fighter pilot instructor in WW II; later promoted to Col. in the reserves, and BrigGen in the CA National Guard.

Nature versus war: How helmets, grenades and guns discarded during World War II have been swallowed up by tree trunks in Russia.

Helmets, grenades and guns have become enmeshed with trees in Russia

Nature versus war: How helmets, grenades and guns discarded during World War II have been swallowed up by tree trunks in Russia. Makes you wonder what other things over time have been swallowed never to be seen again.

Aircrews in World War II decorated their planes with pictures of pinups and pretty girls, typically modeled after the "cheesecake" art of Gi...

Beautiful Nose Art Painted On World War II Fighter Planes 18 Page 2 of 2 Best of Web Shrine

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A French woman with her hair shaved off as she consorted with the occupying Germans - the liberation of France,

#blackhistorymonth Dorie Miller responded heroically when the battleship, West Virginia, was attacked at Pearl Harbor.

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 cook on the battleship West Virginia during Pearl.

Sterling Hayden (1916-1986) Captain U.S. Marine Corps 1942-45 WW II. He as a private under the name "John Hamilton". Recommended for Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned and sent to William Donovan's COI remaining with it after it became the OSS, forerunner to the CIA. He parachuted behind enemy lines to work with Yugoslav partisans, and earned the Silver Star, Bronze Arrowhead, and a commendation from Marshal Tito. He was an actor, author, sailor, model, Marine, and OSS secret…

Sterling Hayden joined the Marines as a private, under the name "John Hamilton"…

Martha Raye, comedian, actress and the only woman buried in the Special Forces cemetery at Fort Bragg, NC.

The only woman buried in the Special Forces cemetery at Fort Bragg, NC. Martha Raye, (Musical Comedy actress and singer) She regularly visited troops during WWII with the USO

Nadezhda Popova was a Russian female pilot during WWII. The German military called her one of the "Nachthexen", or "Night Witches" She flew 852 decoy missions in a canvas winged plane. Dropped food and medicine to Russian marines trapped on the beach at Malaya Zemlya. She had to fly so low that she heard their cheers. After the mission, she found 42 bullet holes in her plane.She died on July 8, 2013 at the age of 91

Nadezhda Popova, WWII ‘Night Witch,’ Dies at 91

Nadezhda Popova, was a World War II Night Witch who flew 852 missions over the invading German army. The Night Witches were young women volunteers who flew refitted crop-dusters with no parachutes, guns, radios, or radar.

Crowded ships brought American troops back to New York Harbor for months after V-Day. Official U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the New-York Historical Society

Incredible Images Capture WWII New York

History In Pictures ‏ The liner "Queen Elizabeth" bringing American troops into NY Harbor at the end of WW II, 1945

A deserted street in London after an air raid during the 2nd World War, 1940. Colour Photos from Time & Life Pictures.

Blitz Britain: Amazing colour pictures of London under siege from Nazi bombers during World War II

WWII 1940 A deserted street in London after an air raid. Colour Photos from Time & Life Pictures.

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