A young officer and his wife sitting in their car a dock in San Diego, 1950. They stare quietly at the waiting aircraft carrier before he leaves for Korea.
D-Day in Pictures: Part I D-Day in Pictures: Part II D-Day in Pictures: Part III D-Day in Pictures: Part V “They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt On June 6, 1944, the Normandy landings began. “D-Day” marked the Allied invasion […]
Photograph shows workers cutting the S.S. Portland out of Bering Sea ice off of Alaska around 1903. The S.S. Portland was a 191 foot wooden hull ship had an interesting history. Not only did it help to launch the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890s, the S.S. Portland was a notorious smuggling ship for […]
Member of the Field Artillery Meteorological and Topographical Detachment, U.S. 8th Army prepares to release a radiosonde into the night in December 1952. A radiosonde consisted of a battery-powered instrument in a white box. It is attached to a helium-filled weather balloon and released into the air. The instrument measures temperature, humidity, and air pressure […]
Herman A. “Germany” Schaefer (1876-1919), one of the most entertaining characters in baseball history, trying out the other side of the camera during the Washington Senators visit to play the New York Highlanders in April, 1911. Germany Schaefer, a versatile infielder and quick baserunner, played most of his career with the Detroit Tigers and the […]
Here is a portion of the wreckage in St. Vith, Belgium, after units of the 7th Armored Division, took the town. During the Battle of the Bulge, German and U.S. troops fought over the city as it stood on an important road junction. After intense fighting the U.S. Army retreated and German forces took control of […]