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British Stamp 2007 - Military Uniforms Tank Commander 5th Royal Tank Regiment 1944

British Stamp 2007 - Military Uniforms Tank Commander 5th Royal Tank Regiment 1944

Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier. I love that he once said to his wife Glennis, "I'm a fearless man but I'm scared to death of you."

Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager, retired Major General of the United States Air Force and noted test pilot. He was the first pilot to travel faster than sound. Also, he was from West Virginia.

Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women to gain a pilot's licence, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West, she volunteered to  fly for The Women's Auxiialry Air Force in WW2, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed

Amy Johnson, English aviator One of the first women to gain a pilot's licence, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first

Soviet sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko, 1942. Regarded as the most successful female sniper in history, Pavlichenko racked up 309 kills during WWII, including 38 snipers.

Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet sniper during WWII. A student at the time, Pavlichenko was among the first to volunteer for the armed forced when the Soviet Union was invaded and declined the opportunity to serve as a nurse instead of a soldier.

Hugh Dowding, Commander in Chief, Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, Commander in Chief of Royal Air Force Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain., Ministry of Information official photographer

A soldier of 246 Gurkha Squadron looks on at a parade in York after marching through the streets of the City.

A soldier of 246 Gurkha Squadron looks on at a parade in York after marching through the streets of the City. An officer from 246 G.

Colorized photo of Captain Thomas Longworth Dames in 1855 during the Crimean War

Colorized photo of Captain Thomas Longworth Dames in 1855 during the Crimean War- one of the first to be extensively photographed. [1325x2000]

Colorized Crimean War-era photo of Captain Thomas Longworth Dames in the uniform of the Royal Horse Artillery.

U.S.General Patton... Importance to war: He lead our tank division in WWII, and most well known U.S General

Top 10 famous Generals of World War 2

General Patton was one of the most well known generals in He was a tank commander who helped "drive" the allies to victory. My grandfather served under General Patton at one point during the war.

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