Members of the U.S. Army Air Corps’ legendary 99th Pursuit Squadron, the Tuskegee Airmen, receive instruction about wind currents from a lieutenant in 1942. The Tuskegee fliers — the nation’s first African American air squadron — served with distinction in the segregated American military during the Second World War.
Tuskegee Airmen, 1942
- Decorating the tree with banknotes, 1942 — Share the History Love... Louise Yuse with a Christmas tree decorated with banknotes that will be used to purchase war bonds, 1942. Share the History Love... [...]
- Christmas mass during the Battle of the Bulge — Share the History Love... During the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, Christmas was still celebrated. This ration warehouse in Antwerp, Belgium, served as a chapel on Christmas Day. A pile of ration crates became the altar. The port chaplain, Martin Durkin, conducted the services. The men left their work only long enough to attend [...]
- Remember Pearl Harbor, 1940s — Share the History Love... Boys in uniform holding letters saying, “Remember Pearl Harbor” to commemorate the attack. Share the History Love... [...]
- Wrecked destroyers at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 1941 — Share the History Love... The wrecked destroyers USS Downes (DD-375) and USS Cassin (DD-372) in Drydock One at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, soon after the end of the Japanese air attack on December 7, 1941. Cassin has capsized against Downes. USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) is astern, occupying the rest of the drydock. The torpedo-damaged cruiser USS [...]
- Testing amphibian jeeps in an ice-clogged stream, 1943 — Share the History Love... One of the newly-built quarter-ton four-wheel amphibian jeeps, produced for U.S. fighting forces, leaves solid ground for a test-run in an ice-clogged stream in the Detroit area on March 23, 1943 Share the History Love... [...]