world war ii: us army

“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.“

(US Army)


Captured Japanese aircraft on board escort carrier USS Bogue, Yokosuka, December 1945. Nakajima G8N Renzan, Tachikawa Ki-74 and the experimental Tachikawa Ki-77.

The damaged battleship Nagato can be seen in the second picture.

502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division hours before boarding the C-47. Operation Market Garden

Walter Gordon, Floyd Talbert, John Eubanks, unknown, Francis Mellet of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the 101st Airborne Division. D-Day

“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.

(National Guard)