Category: World at War

Infantryman

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Infantryman with halftrack, a young soldier of the armed forces, holds and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer, Fort Knox, Ky. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism. Palmer, Alfred T., photographer.  Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

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Painting Plane

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Painting the American insignia on airplane wings is a job that Mrs. Irma Lee McElroy, a former office worker, does with precision and patriotic zeal. Mrs. McElroy is a civil service employee at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Her husband is a flight instructor. Hollem, Howard R., photographer. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

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Here’s Our Mission

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Here’s our mission. A combat crew receives final instructions just before taking off in a mighty YB-17 bomber from a bombardment squadron base at the field, Langley Field, Va. 1942 May. Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. United States Army, World War, 1939-1945, Langley Air Force Base (Va.) Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

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Grenade Thrower

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An American pineapple, of the kind the Axis finds hard to digest, is ready to leave the hand of an infantryman in training at Fort Belvoir, Va. American soldiers make good grenade throwers. Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. United States-Army, World War, 1939-1945, United States–Virginia-Fort Belvoir. Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

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