SBD Dauntless comes in for a landing aboard the USS Hornet (CV-8) during the Battle of Midway - 4 June 1942
Forward MG34 outpost overlooking the rocky areas north of Viskisbrua.
24 May 1940 - Saltdal, Norway.
The USS Bunker Hill aircraft carrier being attacked by Japanese planes during the US air raid of the island of Rabaul - 11 November 1943
Photo by W. Eugene Smith
The USS Enterprise suffers an attack made by the Japanese off the coast of the Solomon Islands. 74 men were killed in the deck of the ship during the series of attacks, among them the photographer of this photo - 24 August 1942
Cross of Honor of the German Mother, First Class order in gold
A civilian order of merit established on 16 December 1938 to honor German mothers. The award was issued to Reichsdeutsche mothers and eventually extended to Volksdeutsche mothers. The first mothers were awarded on 21 May 1939.
Three classes of order were created for the award:
First Class Order, gold cross - eligible mothers with eight or more children.
Second Class Order, silver cross - eligible mothers with six or seven children.
Third Class Order, bronze cross - eligible mothers with four or five children.
An estimated 4.7 million mothers received the award up until September 1941. A true number of awards issued throughout the award’s entire existence from 1939-1945 is not known as many records were destroyed in the Second World War.
Paratroopers of the 508th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division, adjust their parachutes prior to their jump behind enemy lines near Utah Beach - 5 June 1944
A German POW - one of over 2,000 taken by the Allies - at a temporary collection area following Operation Goodwood, a British offensive that took place between 18 and 20 July 1944; Normandy, France
While the Allies had secured an operational victory in this battle, the event was costly to both the Germans and the Allies engaged in the fighting. Thousands of casualties and numerous tanks damaged or destroyed among other ruined weapons and equipment.
An American military policeman searching a captured German SS soldier - 1944
Photo by Robert Capa
ur not allowed to be busy youre my only friend
you know the friendship’s real when there’s a rumour you’re gay for each other
(Quelle: alltheextrastuff)1830 listens
I have no explanation, but I am not sorry.
Mushroom cloud from nuclear test code names “Operation Crossroads” July,1946.