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Italian bomber, Fiat BR 50, May 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Italian bomber, Fiat BR May Official U. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

American Waco CG-4A glider being towed in flight (National Archives) By George Morris After a half century, World War II aircraft and airmen remain famous. Jimmy Doolittle’s B-25 raiders bomb…

American Waco CG-4A glider being towed in flight (National Archives) By George Morris After a half century, World War II aircraft and airmen remain famous. Jimmy Doolittle’s B-25 raiders bomb…

A machine-gunned army truck at Hickam Field, Hawaii, after the attack on Pearl Harbor. (December 7, 1941). Picture courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Photos from the 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor

A machine-gunned army truck at Hickam Field, Hawaii, after the attack on Pearl Harbor. (December 7, 1941). Picture courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Operation Torch, November 1942. SBD Dauntless planes from USS Ranger (CV-4) en route to invade French North Africa. A Navy scout bomber flies on anti-submarine patrol. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Operation Torch, November SBD Dauntless planes from USS Ranger en route to invade French North Africa. A Navy scout bomber flies on anti-submarine patrol. Official U. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

F4U. Rockets have attained paramount importance in World War II as probably the outstanding scientific contribution to the art of war-making since the advent of the plane and tank. Both Allied and Axis powers developed rocket type weapons. Comet-like in the wake of flame they throw off, another pair of self-propelled missiles spurt from the plane. Photograph received August 27, 1945. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

F4U. Rockets have attained paramount importance in World War II as probably the outstanding scientific contribution to the art of war-making since the advent of the plane and tank. Both Allied and Axis powers developed rocket type weapons. Comet-like in the wake of flame they throw off, another pair of self-propelled missiles spurt from the plane. Photograph received August 27, 1945. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Aerial photograph of bombing raid over Wangerooge in the North Sea. National Archives (UK) World War II.

Aerial photograph of bombing raid over Wangerooge in the North Sea. National Archives (UK) World War II.

Man accused of stealing WWII dog tags from National Archives

Man accused of stealing WWII dog tags from National Archives

RAF Hawker Hurricanes N2458 and N2459 ready for take-off at Hawkinge Airport in Kent, 29/08/40.  Hurricane N2458 is the left one. This is the only photo showing a plane piloted by Rodoplphe de Hemricourt de Grunne in the Battle of Britain,14/08/1940.  Sources: "The Battle of Britain Then and Now" (Winston Ramsey, ed. 1980, p. 106, 107, 110 et 111), The Imperial War Museums (HU 69116), The National Archives (AIR 27/360/24) and Getty Images (http://www.gettyimages.be/license/107978856).

RAF Hawker Hurricanes and ready for take-off at Hawkinge Airport in Kent, during World War II, July

B-17G Fortress “Miss Donna Mae II” of the US 94th Bomb Group drifted under another bomber on a bomb run over Berlin, 19 May 1944. A 1,000 lb bomb from above tore off the left stabilizer and sent the plane into an uncontrollable spin. All 11 were killed. (US National Archives)

Fortress “Miss Donna Mae II” of the US Bomb Group drifted under another bomber on a bomb run over Berlin, 19 May A lb bomb from above tore off the left stabilizer and sent the plane into an uncontrollable spin. All 11 were killed. (US National Archives)

Pictures of African Americans During World War II | National Archives

American pilots of a Mustang fighter group, whose planes are named after wild horses that once roamed the U., listen intently as they are briefed for a mission at a base in Italy.

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