Posts tagged WWII
Posts tagged WWII
I absolutely cannot wait to see the George Lucas film Red Tails! I’m so proud of my heritage (The photo is of Cornelius Porter (deceased) - my father’s father).
Here’s the trailer: Red Tails
I grew up about 25 miles from Tuskegee, AL and it is a remarkable place full of remarkable history. Unfortunately Sharpe Field, the airfield of the Tuskegee Airmen is is TERRIBLE disrepair, something I have always thought was tragic. I’m hoping the release of this film will spur some action that will save the airfield and honor the amazing men (like this one!) who served there!
(Also- what a hottie, huh?!)
Marines on parade, 1944.
Now those are some awesome ladies!
Red Army on the March - September 1943
This is a really fascinating image because the person in front is a girl! She isn’t carrying a weapon, but otherwise she looks like she has similar accoutrements. I don’t know much about the Soviet Army during WWII, but I know some of my readers do and I’m curious if anyone can tell us what/who she is. Anyone know?
Tommys photographed as they ship out somewhere in England for their first engagement on what would become the new Western Front, September 1939.
“A Young soldier of the armored forces hold and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer, at Ft. Knox, Kentucky” June 1942”
Modern millinery, 1945.
American women of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) photographed as they receive coffee and treats from the Red Cross as they wait to board their ship for Europe in July 1945.
Brave women! And still smiling…
My Grandfather, aboard the USS Castor during WWII.
LOVE THE TURBAN!
“Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, Chicago and Northwest Railway Company. Clinton, Iowa, April 1943. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”
“M-4 tank crews of the United States. Fort Knox, Kentucky, June 1942. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”
Don’t you wish you were friends with these guys?
“Chopping cotton on rented land near White Plains. White Plains, Greene County, Georgia, June 1941. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”
“Young African American boy. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1942 or 1943. Photo by John Vachon. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”
Click through the link to see some incredible images. I pulled off the hat ones, but there are lots more of value if you’re interested in 1940s America.
Page from 1940 Sears Christmas Catalogue
Six enthusiastic members of the WAAC, the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, pile into the back of a military truck.
Toni Frissell, 1943
Women’s uniforms of the 1940s were so lovely!