World War 2

World War 2, the most widespread war in history, involved over 30 countries and 100 million people.
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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.
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Please help ID. this photo of a man of WWII? From Galena, Kansas area even Joplin, MO.
Added Oct 28, 2015 by: 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
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
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Oct 13, 2015 by: 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
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Unknown - Unknown
A photo of a convoy, taken during World War II
A photo of Ivor Maurice Jones
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May 13, 1907 - Oct 21, 1944
A photo of Capt Raymond Browne, Goorkha Rifles. Known as "Duggie" and had two brothers, Brian and Struan
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.
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Feb 17, 1920 - Mar 8, 2004
This is a photo of Selva Eugene McGinty added by Jesse Dean Williams on September 4, 2020.
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Jul 2, 1923 - Feb 14, 1996
Added Sep 4 by: Jesse Dean Williams
Jesse Dean Williams
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This is a photo of Selva Eugene McGinty added by Jesse Dean Williams on September 4, 2020.
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Jul 2, 1923 - Feb 14, 1996
Photo of Richard Austin Scott presumably taken during his time serving in World War 2.
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Nov 17, 1918 - Unknown
Added Aug 13 by: Daniel Pinna
Daniel Pinna
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This is the Roer River during the Battle where he lived his last day. The photo was taken on 2/23/1945... the day he died.
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c. Aug 9, 1924 - Feb 23, 1945
Added Aug 12 by: Dana Caguiat
Dana Caguiat
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World War II Earl O. Ince. Burma
Added Aug 8 by: Shannon Ince
Shannon Ince
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This is a photo of Ollie Boyd February 12, 1943, while serving in the U.S. Army during WWII.
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Jun 22, 1910 - Nov 1, 1986
Added Jul 11 by: Robert Boyd
Robert Boyd
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This is a photo of Curtis B Shirley in military added by Shirley Thomason on July 7, 2020. In the US Navy during World War II
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Jan 5, 1914 - Mar 7, 1974
Added Jul 7 by: Shirley Thomason
Shirley Thomason
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The photo on the left shows Bob Matteson as a WWII Air Force pilot who flew a B-26 bomber over N. Africa and Italy. Capt. Robert Foster Matteson 444 Bomb Squad 320 Bomb Group ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The photo below shows him hoisting the sails: he was a champion sailor and loved sailing on Great South Bay on Long Island.
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Sep 18, 1917 - July 1975
WW2 Master Sergeant E8 US Army stationed France .
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Sep 27, 1922 - October 1965
Added Jun 27 by: Frank Bazsika
Frank Bazsika
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This is a photo of “WW II “ men: Herman Verbonic, Thomas Beumel,Chester Bostwick, J.Cottingham, Corry White, David Isaac (?), Edward Sillottere added by Suzanne Farabaugh on May 25, 2020.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added May 25 by: Suzanne Farabaugh
Suzanne Farabaugh
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Joseph Gerard Coogan of Baltimore, Maryland WWII Pacific Theater assigned to the USS Miami (1924-1968) Buried Baltimore National Cemetery.
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Nov 21, 1924 - Dec 2, 1968
Added May 24 by: Dolores Duncan
Dolores Duncan
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This is believed to be the earliest photograph from the ground, 15 minutes after the plutonium bomb detonated over Nagasaki. The destruction was so incredible that there is no count on how many people died that day.
Added May 19 by: Daniel Pinna
Daniel Pinna
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This is a photo of Ernest J Jr Bittman (Photo taken during WWII in the Philippines) added by Rara Gonzales on May 19, 2020. - February 1945 - "Pvt. Ernest Bittman shown with the Silver Star given him in the field by Gen. Verne Mudge for heroically trying to save a mortally wounded buddy. Gen. Verne Mudge of the 1st Cav. also helped to save the wounded man." (NARA)
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c. 1916 - Unknown
Added May 19 by: Rara Gonzales
Rara Gonzales
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This is a photo of Tom Wear added by Stephen Greenare on April 21, 2020.
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Jan 21, 1910 - Feb 23, 1945
Added Apr 21 by: Stephen Greenare
Stephen Greenare
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My father had this photo in his World War II memory album. He said Henry was his best friend on the back “Good as Gold” The back of the photo has also been uploaded.
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c. 1915 - Unknown
Added Mar 30 by: C Griffin
C Griffin
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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.
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May 25, 1920 - Sep 25, 1969
A photo of Thomas Joseph Abruzzino. Taken during his service in the US Navy during WWII.
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Nov 28, 1919 - Oct 24, 1944
A photo of Esker Scott Potts. Taken between 1943-1945 during his service as a PFC in the US Army during World War 2.
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Sep 28, 1924 - Jul 12, 1984
Added Feb 18 by: Christian Tate
Christian Tate
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Photo of Paul Virgil Riggie taken sometime during his service in the US Navy as a Seaman during World War 2.
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Mar 21, 1925 - May 9, 1992
This is a photo of Herbert Amato and Charles Haywood Sapp, taken during World War 2 while they were in Alaska.
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Sep 5, 1914 - Jan 14, 1970
Photo of Harold Junior Potts taken sometime between 1943-1945 while serving as a Machinist Mate in the US Navy during World War 2.
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Oct 9, 1926 - Oct 6, 1995
This is a photo of Dora Ellen Quayle added by Sandra Morris on February 6, 2020. This photo was taken during WW11 Dora Ellen Quayle - Also known as her stepfathers name Dora Ellen Crockett, Her birth father died a year after she was born, and a few years later her mother remarried!
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1919 - 1972
Added Feb 6 by: Sandra Morris
Sandra Morris
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A photo of my drawing of Reinhard Küsters
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Feb 26, 1939 - Jan 29, 1945
Added Feb 5 by: Alyssa McIntosh
Alyssa McIntosh
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Dina was only 9 years old when she was sadly killed at Auschwitz-Birkenau on October 15,1942
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Mar 31, 1933 - Oct 15, 1942
Added Jan 23 by: Alyssa McIntosh
Alyssa McIntosh
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A photo of Ernest Brankling.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Jan 4 by: Rachel Carroll
Rachel Carroll
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The World War II Draft Registration Card for men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897 from 1942 for Armand Henry Kunde reads that his place of residence at the time was 435 Riverside Drive in Reno Nevada. His telephone number was 4604 (before numbers were 7 digits!) and it says that he was self employed, 5'11 had blue eyes and gray hair and weighed 180lbs.
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Feb 12, 1885 - March 1972
Added Dec 24, 2019 by: Daniel Pinna
Daniel Pinna
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A photo in WWII - Major C Malone Jr
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Dec 23, 1924 - Mar 30, 2010
Added Dec 11, 2019 by: Sheila Diane
Sheila Diane
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A photo of Fred B. Brink Jr, taken 1944 at RAF Mount Farm, UK, when Captain Brink was a pilot in the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, USAAF.
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May 21, 1921 - Oct 26, 1944
Added Dec 11, 2019 by: John Rees
John Rees
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A photo of an article about Brynmor Samuel Jones - MIA
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c. 1916 - Oct 15, 1941
Added Nov 11, 2019 by: Rhian Jones
Rhian Jones
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Merchant Marine, WWII
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Jul 4, 1916 - Jun 9, 1986
Added Oct 24, 2019 by: Wendy Harrington
Wendy Harrington
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Raize was a week shy of her 8th birthday when she was sadly murdered during the Rumbula massacre in Latvia on Dec 8,1941
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Dec 15, 1933 - Dec 8, 1941
Added Sep 15, 2019 by: Alyssa McIntosh
Alyssa McIntosh
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A photo of Warren S. Van Kleeck wearing his Army uniform in World War II.
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Oct 30, 1925 - Jan 9, 2009
A photo of Warren Lee Lewis, WWII, USNavy, NAS Jacksonville, FL
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Oct 3, 1920 - May 24, 1999
Added Jul 15, 2019 by: Bonnie Wakeman
Bonnie Wakeman
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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..
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Dec 18, 1915 - Jul 3, 2000
Added Mar 21, 2019 by: Gaye Thomas
Gaye Thomas
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A photo of Harold Nigel Egerton Salmon's buddies in plane
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c. 1907 - Dec 6, 1943
Added Mar 10, 2019 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
Amanda S. Stevenson
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A photo of an unknown corporal in World War II South Pacific
Added Feb 18, 2019 by: Meloney Schnatz
Meloney Schnatz
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A photo of Mary Jane Collins (1919 -- 1969) who enlisted in the Navy WAVES in September of 1943, and was sent to Oklahoma A&M College at Stillwater for Yeoman training. It was there she met her future husband, D. Ray House (1918 -- (1885), who was stationed at Camp Maxey with the 99th Infantry division. They were married in Dallas in April of 1944, and Roy was deployed to Europe in September of 1944. Mary Jane went on to serve with the WAVES at the Algiers Naval Repair Base in New Orleans, eventually achieving the rank of Yeoman First Class.
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Added Feb 2, 2019 by: Gaye Thomas
Gaye Thomas
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A photo of Arakal R. Israelian in EU theater, WWII
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c. 1918 - Unknown
Added Jan 28, 2019 by: Arakal Platt-Cassella
A photo of Rudolph Blitz, twin to Leo Blitz. One of the family's stories was that the twins were not allowed to go on leave together, so they both dated the same girl, who never knew that she was actually dating two different men because they looked so much alike.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Jan 21, 2019 by: Gaye Thomas
Gaye Thomas
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A photo of Leo Blitz, one of a pair of twins who died aboard the USS Oklahoma.. His twin brother Rudolph Blitz also was lost aboard the USS Oklahoma. One of the family's stories was that the twins were not allowed to go on leave together, so they both dated the same girl, who never knew that she was actually dating two different men because they looked so much alike.
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Apr 9, 1921 - Dec 7, 1941
Added Jan 21, 2019 by: Gaye Thomas
Gaye Thomas
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