Supermarine Spitfire IX ZK-SPI

spitfire was a British fighter plane used in also used during the blitz,also a a very famous plane.

This is one of our favorite WWII photos. Taken in 1945, it shows thousands of troops pulling in to NY Harbor aboard the Queen Elizabeth. If this was 2016, there would be thousands of family members there waiting, but back in 1945, train travel was expensive and arrival ships (and dates) often changed. So after they got off the boat, they'd get a train ticket then go to Western Union to send a "I'm back - see you Tuesday!" telegram.

History In Pictures ‏ The liner "Queen Elizabeth" bringing American troops into NY Harbor at the end of WW II, 1945

WWII photos that aren't commonly seen.

A heavily damaged Boeing Flying Fortress going down.

"Japanese Surrender on Iwo Jima First to emerge from an Iwo Jima cave in which, with twenty other Japs they had been hiding for several days, these Japs are astonished to find they are treated kindly instead of being tortured, as they were led to believe would be their fate if captured. (That's the photo caption as i found it)"

Japanese troops being captured by Americans on Iwo Jima, Japan, 5 Apr Of the Japanese soldiers entrenched on the island, died either from fighting or by ritual suicide. Only 216 were captured during the battle. The US suffered casualties, including KIAs.

Japanese army.  Tank crew of  a german made PzKpfw 1 #worldwar2 #tanks

Chinese Panzer-Ia (Panzerkampfwagen I light tank was captured by Japanese troops during the battle of Nanking, Republic of China

Female WWII Pilots

Margaret Phelan Taylor was a WASP during World War II. Courtesy of the Taylor Family

The Battle of Guadalcanal. Wrecked Japanese base on Tanambogo Island, 8 August 1942.

FV Rivard fought here. The Battle of Guadalcanal. Wrecked Japanese base on Tanambogo Island, 8 August

Surrender of the Japanese aboard USS "Missouri". The Japanese representatives come aboard the "Missouri". Japan: Tokyo Bay. 2 September 1945.

Surrender of the Japanese aboard USS "Missouri". The Japanese representatives come aboard the "Missouri".

"Dauntless impostor. Actually a North American AT-6 masquerading as a Douglas SBD Dauntless. The cowl and tail are the giveaways. Nice paint job though."

Actually a North American masquerading as a Douglas SBD Dauntless. The cowl and tail are the giveaways. Nice paint job though.

War Factory women dress code

Spelling doesn't't have much to do with safety: Kaiser wartime shipyard dress code poster.

Ww2 Planes, Aviation Art, Military Art, Military Aircraft, Airplanes, Fighter Aircraft, Rising Sun, Jets, Silhouettes

Come fly with ❣Julianne McPeters❣ no pin limits

bill-kelso-mfg: “ Shirley Slade, WWII WASP pilot of and In the United States was faced with a severe shortage of pilots, so an experimental program to replace males with female pilots was created. The group of female pilots was.

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