Female pilot of the US Women's Air Force Service, 1943. Photo by Peter Stackpole

“A pilot of the U. Women’s Air Force Service at Avenger Field, Texas, in by Peter Stackpole (via LIFE) Happy Women's History Month!

3/12/1941- Picture shows a woman (Martha O'Driscoll) Kissing a soldier good-bye before leaving for WWII. She is being held up by another soldier and kissing a boy through the back of a truck.

Picture shows a woman (Martha O'Driscoll) Kissing a soldier good-bye before leaving for WWII. She is being held up by another soldier and kissing a boy through the back of a truck. ----- that's a real wingman

A Top-Ranking Black Female Officer  Harriet M. Waddy: She was one of the two highest-ranking black officers in the women's Army Corps in World War II. She said that joining the segregated military ''and accepting a situation which does not represent an ideal of democracy'' was not ''a retreat from our fight'' but ''our contribution to its realization,'' according to the New York Times. Before entering the military, she was an aide to Mary McLeod Bethune.

Harriet M. Waddy, one of two highest-ranking black officers in Women's Army Corps in World War II and its wartime adviser on racial issues, dies at age photo (M)

Shifty Powers <3 "When there was a sniper you sent Shifty in to take him out. Shifty was a damn good soldier in 3rd platoon. He was from the mountains in Virginia, born and raised with a gun in his hand, not like us city slickers. He was like an Indian, lived off the ground, was very observant, was in tune with nature. He could pick out movement a mile away." - Bill talking about Shifty p.74 Brothers in Battle - Best of Friends by Bill Guarnere/ Babe Heffron

Darrell C. "Shifty" Star with Oak Leaf Cluster. Shifty was with Easy Company WW II. The one that the miniseries Band Of Brothers was based on.

Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II, dies at 98 By Adam Bernstein, Published: August 9 The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, 98, who died of an infection Aug. 7 in London, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II. A sultry glamour girl before the war, she married a French playboy industrialist whose tastes, like hers, ran to caviar and champagne midmorning...

Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II, dies at 98

Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.

A US soldier along with his bible while heading towards Normandy, June 1944. WWII

An American soldier reads the Bible aboard landing craft during the Normandy landings. A soldier armed with a packed in a plastic bag ca.

Lovely couple ~

It’s been five years since I located this striking World War II era portrait of a young Washington, D., couple in the Scurlock Studio Collection housed in the museum’s Archives Center.

Containing vintage footage, WORLD WAR II HOMEFRONT is a fascinating documentary about the roles women played on American soil during wartime.

Containing vintage footage, WORLD WAR II HOMEFRONT is a fascinating documentary about the roles women played on American soil during wartime.

The Second World War.

two german snipers surrender to gis of the army in koblenz. the youngster on the right was wounded by us return fire. the russians took no sniper prisoners; they were invariably shot on sight

Female Polish fighter of the Warsaw Uprising, 1944, march into German captivity after the uprising was crushed by the Waffen SS. Most of these defiant women perished in death camps, their status as low as that of Soviet POWs.

Female Polish fighters of the Warsaw Uprising, march into German captivity after being stopped by the Waffen SS. Most of these defiant women perished in death camps, their status as low as that of Soviet POWs.

John Withers. The Black World War II veteran risked a dishonorable discharge and the loss of his academic career in order to hide and save two dying Jewish teens he liberated from the Dachau.

John Withers, Rest in Peace: Courageous Black WWII Hero Risked Career to Save Holocaust Survivors From Dachau

Women in U.K. at work in World War II

Women riding 3 wheel delivery bike carts for Initial Towel Service in England during

"You may help your-self here" (Tunisia, 1943)  Eliot Elisofon—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

" You may help your-self here " ( Tunisia 1943 ) Eliot Elisofon—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

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