“General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the order of the Day. "Full victory - nothing else” to paratroopers in England on June 6, 1944, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe. All of the men with General Eisenhower are members of Company E, 502d.“
Aircraft from the 344th Bomb Group, which led the IX Bomber Command formations on D-Day.
Their operations started in March 1944 with attacks on targets in German-occupied France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. After the Normandy invasion began, the Group was active at Cotentin Peninsula, Caen, Saint-Lo and the Falaise Gap.
“A United States soldier advances cautiously at left with a sub-machine gun to cover any attempt of the German tank crew from escaping their fiery prison inside their tank following a duel with U.S. and British anti-tank units in Medjez al Bab area, Tunisia, on January 12, 1943.”
At a Roadblock on the Road to Bataan by Don Millsap
The M3 Stuart of SSgt Emil C. Morello charges a Japanese roadblock while reconnoitering enemy positions in the Philippines, December 26, 1941. His tank was eventually disabled, and after playing dead through the night, he and his crew managed to escape through Japanese lines and reach Bataan, earning Morello the Silver Star.