World War 2

World War 2, the most widespread war in history, involved over 30 countries and 100 million people.

Officially lasting from 1939 through 1945, World War II was a global war pitting the Axis against the Allies. It is estimated that between 50 million to 85 million people were killed worldwide, making it the most deadly conflict in human history.

Officially lasting from 1939 through 1945, World War II was a global war pitting the Axis against the Allies. It is estimated that between 50 million to 85 million people were killed worldwide, making it the most deadly conflict in human history.

Please help ID. this photo of a man of WWII? From Galena, Kansas area even Joplin, MO.
Added Oct 28, 2015 by: Jimmie Robinson
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Jimmie Robinson
Jimmie Robinson
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A photo of WWII B Company, 366th MED (Medical?) BN (Battalion?), Panther Division
Added Oct 23, 2015 by: Rita Fuhrmann
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Rita Fuhrmann
Rita Fuhrmann
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A photo of my grandfather, Elmer Szafranski, who is the 4th man from the left. My mom says it's from his "tour of Germany" he helped liberate Dachau concentration camp
Added Oct 13, 2015 by: Samantha Hull
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Samantha Hull
Samantha Hull
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A photo of Ralph Baverstock (grandad) and his pals: 6 men of the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment. Bottom right is my grandfather Ralph Baverstock, bottom left is his friend Harry Marshall. Top right is believed to be Ernie Askew but unsure.After five years of research, the three other chaps are still unknown. Shortly after this photo was taken the 2nd Battalion these 6 men carried out their first jump into battle on the 29th November 1942 at Deppiene in Tunisia. Both my grandfather and Harry went on to fight in Sicily, Italy and Holland but nothing is known of the other and what happen to them, something I would dearly like to find out. The guys are all very the Army Air Corps badge on their berets in this photo as the no familiar winged badge didn't come into use until early 1943
Added Aug 5, 2015 by: Dave Baverstock
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Dave Baverstock
Dave Baverstock
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A photo of a convoy, taken during World War II
Added May 13, 2015 by: Brenda Wagner
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Brenda Wagner
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A photo of Capt Raymond Browne, Goorkha Rifles. Known as "Duggie" and had two brothers, Brian and Struan
Added Feb 25, 2015 by: Andrew Wilson
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Andrew Wilson
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B25 Mitchell Bomber - Plane John E Grady, Papa Jack, co-piloted. His plane was hit by aniti-aircraft fire from a Japanese destroyer. Pilot was wounded in both hands and arms and Papa Jack was wounded in both legs. The pilot used his legs and Papa Jack used his hands to fly back to their base. Once he recovered, he was made a flight instructor.
Added Nov 11, 2014 by: Caryn Sastre
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Caryn Sastre
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Sailors decorating the graves of their comrades who were killed at the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Names of the sailors unknown. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, U.S. Navy
Added Nov 25, 2011 by: Kathy Pinna
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Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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Second from left on bottom is William H. Weise. Others unknown. Crew and plane are unknown. I have posted the same photo with same crew in flight suits.
A photo of future U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush, a Navy pilot in World War 2, at age 18. Two years later, in 1944, his plane was hit and he had to parachute out of the flaming vehicle - he was in a small raft for 4 hours until he was rescued.
Added Nov 30, 2018 by: Kathy Pinna
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Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A photo of Irma K. McCammon, taken during WWII with USMC
Added Apr 30, 2013 by: Jonathan Ballard
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Jonathan Ballard
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A photo of WWII Nurse Vivian Bullwinkle. Escaping Singapore on 12th Feb 1942 with 65 other Australian war nurses on the SS Vyner Brooke along with hundreds of other men, women and children, she found herself and 21 other nurses on Radji Beach, Banka Island. When Japanese troops arrived, they killed all the men, then they gathered 22 nurses together at the beach. Vivian said nothing aloud. None of the nurses did. Except for the sound of the water hitting their thighs, the beach was silent. Vivian, sad to think her mother would never learn what happened to her, suddenly felt peaceful when she realized she would soon see her deceased father. She wanted to communicate her new emotion to the other nurses. She turned and smiled at them. They returned her smile 'in a strange and beautiful way.'The Japanese and ordered them into the sea, where they machine gunned them. Nurse Bullwinkel, badly wounded and feigning death, was the only survivor..
Added Mar 21, 2019 by: Gaye Thomas
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Gaye Thomas
Gaye Thomas
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A photo of Ola Webb Lucas with Co-workers at Bethlehem Ship Yard, South San Francisco California 1942
Added Oct 19, 2014 by: Elizabeth Lucas
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Elizabeth Lucas
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American soldiers wading from the Coast Guard landing barges on D-Day. The Allies initially landed on a heavily Nazi fortified 50 mile stretch of beach in Normandy, France. 160,000 Allied troops were led by General Dwight D. Eisenhower who said the famous words “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and over 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded. The exact number killed is still unknown. Such a powerful photo of D-Day.
Added Jun 6, 2012 by: Daniel Pinna
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Daniel Pinna
Daniel Pinna
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A photo of WW II Servicemen - This is my uncle Stanley Rossi in the middle. My cousin told me he remained friends after the war with the men on his sides.
Added Feb 11, 2015 by: Toni Rossi
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Toni Rossi
Toni Rossi
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This pig, named King Neptune by a Navy Recruiter in 1942, became a major part of the U.S. war effort in World War II. Dressed in a Navy blanket, the piglet was auctioned off to raise money for war bonds (people bid on pieces of the pork meat). The bidding was widespread and high - since meat was rationed during the war, many people wanted a piece of the pig. But although everyone paid their money when the auction was over, no one claimed their "piece of meat." The piglet was saved. Although numerous auctions were held for King Neptune throughout the war, the pattern continued: lots of bidders, lots of money raised, but no one claimed the life of Neptune. So King Neptune went on to live until 1950, when he died of pneumonia and was buried in a grave (with plaque) befitting his status. (He raised 19 million dollars for the war effort - over 200 million in today's dollars.)
Added Jan 26, 2017 by: Kathy Pinna
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Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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From some of my Fathers war photos. Will be posting others. Not really sure who anyone is in this photo. First airman on the left kneeling looks like another photo I have of someone named "Joe Bielecky", who probaly served with my father, Capt. William Weise.
A photo of U.S. Solider In A Native Grass Skirt, surname Barcus - In a Native Grass skirt Nov 1942..........A James A Fazzi Picture
Added Jul 8, 2017 by: Jim Fazzi
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Jim Fazzi
Jim Fazzi
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My father, Glenn Smith, was part of this crew during WWII. They were stationed in the Aleutian Islands on sub patrol. Bombed one whale, no subs.
Added Sep 3, 2004 by: Mallory Smith
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Mallory Smith
Mallory Smith
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I feel as if this is Anthony Padilla but not sure
Added Jun 16, 2004 by: Jackie Rice
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Jackie Rice
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My husband's father, Major Adair, with No. 1 Platoon 'A' Coy. No. 20 C.A.(B)T.C. Brantford, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 30th, 1943.
Added Sep 30, 2001 by: Linda Adair
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Linda Adair
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Added Feb 23 by: Alicia Diane Sabaska
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Alicia Diane Sabaska
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My father, Spencer Williams, his step brother L.J. Lindley and brother Daymond Williams were all in the service at the same time in 1944.
Added Mar 6, 2020 by: Wilma Van Dee
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Wilma Van Dee
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A 1942 anti-Hitler/Nazi propaganda poster - showing the "insane thoughts" within Hitler's head. Scary!
Added Nov 30, 2017 by: Kathy Pinna
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Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A photo of Garland Franklin Clifton - U.S. Solider In A Native Grass Skirt - Milne Bay Nov 1942 In A Native Grass Skirt ...A James A Fazzi Sr Picture
Added Jul 8, 2017 by: Jim Fazzi
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Jim Fazzi
Jim Fazzi
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