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Pinup girl reading LIFE. Model: Beth. Photographer: Britt Dietz. © Dietz Dolls Vintage Pinup Photography

A tribute to the fighter pilots of WW2 and LIFE Magazine. LIFE covered the entire war, along with other publications like TIME, YANK, etc. LIFE, however, captured some of the most quintessential iconic photos of the war courtesy of photographers such as Robert Capa and Alfred Eisenstaedt.

“In honor of Walt Disney’s Parade of Dreams anniversary today, I thought I’d post this ‘photo mosaic’ I did some time ago of thousands of photos I’d taken over the years of POD put together to form one of the press release photos of the parade! Miss you POD, and THANK YOU to all the many talented performers I was able to capture over the years that I shot the parade. I loved every minute of it!” -Britt Dietz

Today’s airbrushed style pinup photo is a tribute to the brave men who stormed the beaches on this day in 1944 (June 6) 70 years ago during Operation Overlord, more commonly known as D-Day. The allied invasion of occupied France was the largest (at the time) invasion force in the history of mankind. With over 5,000 ships and over 14,600 aircraft supporting the invasion, the invasion turned the tide of the European War bringing in 326,547 troops and 54,186 vehicles making a second front against the German expansion of Europe. Nearly 4,500 men were lost during D-Day, mainly at Omaha Beach. Here is Kayla wearing some of the uniform items that these soldiers would have carried onto the beach in this D-Day Tribute. 

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Model: Kayla
Photographer: Britt Dietz
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Today’s airbrushed style pinup photo is another in the Aviation Pinup series featuring Melissa and the Republic P-47G Thunderbolt. First flying in 1941, the P-47 was introduced into Army Air Force service in 1942. Serving mostly in the European Theater, the P-47 is one of the biggest (not to mention heaviest!) single engine fighter aircraft ever built! With a full armament, the P-47 could weigh about 8 tons! It was armed with eight .50 cal guns, four on each wing. Topping out at just over 430mph, the P-47 could travel 800 miles in combat mode. It could carry bombs, rockets, or drop tanks for extra fuel. Over 15,600 were built with it finally being retired in 1966 from the Peruvian Air Force.

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Model: Melissa
Aircraft: Republic P-47G Thunderbolt 
Photographer: Britt Dietz
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Today’s airbrushed style pinup photo features Kirsten in this Coca Cola themed advertisement! From the 1930s into the 1940s, Coca Cola pushed the ‘Coca Cola Girl’ into their advertising quite heavily. Often doing some everyday task from working in a factory to playing at the beach these gals were always taking a break from their current task to have a Coke (in order to 'Refresh’ themselves before continuing on with that task). This included even the airlines where could serve ice-cold Coca Cola as Kirsten is doing here. This retro advertisement is part of the ongoing Coca Cola original ad recreations. The colors, fonts, language, and graphics of these have been very carefully researched and recreated to match the original style of the advertisements exactly. 

Model: Kirsten
Photographer: Britt Dietz
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