World War II


Photo Collection


WORLD WAR II COLLECTION

Pix # Date of Pix Size of Pix No. of Pix Kind of Image Negative

1 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Medics working on wounded GI.

2 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
M.A.S.H. surgery team at work.

3 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Flight nurse prepares badly wounded GI's for air evacuation back to the United States.

4 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
American airborne training jump in England. Notice the American gliders among the cows and fence posts in the field.

5 1941-45 8 x 10 3 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
B-24 "Liberator" crew gears up for another run over Fortress Europe.

6 1941-45 8 x 10 3 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Another day at the office! B-17 "Flying Fortress" waist gunners search the skies for enemy fighters.

7 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
American medium bomber formation in the skies over Europe.

8 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
American air power . . . death and destruction from above. German city lies in ruins as a result of British and American aerial bombing.

9 1941-45 8 x 10 3 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Germany's war industry cities were bombed into rubble by Allied air power during WWII.

10 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Somewhere in the Pacific. A Grumman F-4-F Wildcat is recovered aboard the U.S.S. Hornet.

11 1941-45 8 x 10 3 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
A well dressed American paratrooper is ready to stand up, hook up, and shuffle to the door.

12 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division listen to a pep talk shortly before emplaning for the jump into Fortress Europe in the predawn hours of 6 June, 1944. The pep-talker's hand can be seen at the center left of the picture. The hand belongs to the Supreme Commander, Allied Forces in Europe, American General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

13 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
This is it! Last thoughts before jumping into France, predawn hours, 6 June 1944.

14 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Qual jump for American paratroopers. Paratroopers must jump on a regular basis to maintain their qualification as paratroopers. This is such a jump.

15 1941-45 8 x 10 3 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
American paratrooper inspects captured German heavy artillery emplacement near the Normandy invasion beaches.

16 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
British rescue workers pull a woman from the rubble in London after a German bombing raid.

17 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Naval aviator flight leader. The numbers written on the back of this pilot's hand are the tail numbers of the aircraft that will be in his flight on this day.

18 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
British Field Marshall Bernard Law Montgomery in North Africa.

19 1941-45 8 x 10 3 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Soviet guns captured by the Germans during the encirclement of Kiev.

20 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Their mountain guns were old, but Greeks were good shots.

21 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
What a way to celebrate V-J Day!

22 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
The Soviets suffered enormous casualties during World War II.

23 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Four hardy, well-armed partisan women enter Minsk; which was liberated with partisan help in July of 1944. As Red Army units advanced, some partisan brigades fought alongside them while others moved farther to the west, staying behind the Germans and harassing their retreat.

24 1941-45 8 x 10 3 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Red Army troops standing muster.

25 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Four German soldiers surrender to Red Army troops near Stalingrad.

26 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Red Army infantry (aboard the tank), armor, and artillery move forward to engage the Germans.

27 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Red Army artillery moves to a new firing position to put fires on the Germans near Stalingrad.

28 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Wrecked Italian planes were left behind in hasty retreat.

29 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Japanese Imperial Marines put on a marching exhibition in the United States c. 1939.

30 1941-45 8 x 10 3 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Japanese infantryman fords a stream in Malaya as Japanese drive on Singapore.

31 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
German troops in the Soviet Union discover that Russian roads are not quite the autobahn.

32 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Japanese infantry on the attack. China c. 1940.

33 1945 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Time to pay the fiddler. Formal Japanese surrender aboard the "Mighty Mo" (U.S.S. Missouri), in August, 1945, in Tokyo Bay.

34 1942 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
American and Filipino military personnel surrender to the Japanese following the defense of the Bataan Peninsula on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.

35 1942 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
The Bataan Death March is one of the most ferocious ordeals that members of the American military have ever had to endure. Many of the men who survived the Japanese atrocities of the Death March did not survive until the final Allied victory in August, 1945. Their courageous and tenacious defense of Bataan, coupled with the fierce defense of Corregidor, the island fortress in Manila Bay, bought the United States the most precious commodity of all . . . time. They fought on against all odds . . . without reinforcement, without resupply, without hope. These are the faces of American heroes . . . "No mama, no papa, no Uncle Sam." These are the faces of the Battling Bastards of Bataan.

36 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Slogans, posters, "Loose Lips Sink Ships," were the order of the day during the War. The home front worked hard to do its part in the war effort.

37 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Convoy carrying supplies on the Burma Road.

38 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
American aerial reconnaissance photographer records results of a bombing raid over Germany.

39 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
General of the Armies Dwight D. Eisenhower, commander of SHAEF (right), receives his fifth star from President Harry S. Truman (left).

40 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Ol' Blood‘n Guts, General George S. Patton, c. 1945

41 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
British servicewoman at work in a communications center.

42 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
British civilian aircraft spotter scans the skies over England for German aircraft during the Battle of Britain.

43 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
American tankers man a turret .30 caliber machine gun.

44 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
British gun crew on a 20MM antiaircraft gun in North Africa.

45 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
The SHAEF brain trust. Eisenhower is front row, center.

46 1944 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
The thousand-yard stare. Fatigue and the stress and strain of combat are etched in this GI's face during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.

47 1944 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Break time in Bastogne. Two troopers of the 101st Airborne Division enjoy a brief respite from duty in the front line foxholes in the beleaguered Belgian town of Bastogne.

48 1944 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Trooper of the 101st Airborne Division takes five in Bastogne during the German's attempt to overrun American forces in that Belgian town.

49 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
American Engineers at work. Members of a U.S. Army Engineer bridging company constructing a Bailey Bridge somewhere in Europe.

50 1944-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
U.S. Army Engineer bridging company mounts treadways on pontoon (floating) bridge somewhere in
Europe.

51 1945 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
American ground forces break through the Siegfried Line and begins the final drive in German onto German soil. The concrete structures are tank traps, known as "dragon's teeth."

52 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
The face of the enemy. A German panzer driver peers out of the viewport on his tank.

53 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
German army band marching in Paris with the Arch de Triomphe to their rear.

54 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
German Wermacht NCO's receiving briefing about a troop movement.

55 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
German armored reconnaissance vehicle. This vehicle is assigned to Rommel's Afrika Corps.

56 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
A German soldier standing near an unidentified piece of equipment.

57 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
German troops riding in a half-track.

58 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
He went that way! German soldiers on the Eastern Front (in the Soviet Union).

59 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Germans attempt to recover a tank that has broken through ice and sunk in a Soviet stream.

60 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Campaigning against the two pronged Soviet defense . . . the Red Army and the Russian winter.

61 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
German mobile command post during Operation Barbarossa, somewhere in the Soviet Union.

62 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
German observer watches an Artillery round hit in Stalingrad during the German siege of the city.

63 1941-45 8 x 10 3 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Buddies help a German flame thrower specialist climb onto the back of a panzerflakwagen. The soldier standing on top of the tank holding the strange looking apparatus is holding the flame-thrower's nozzle. The odd looking backpack on the specialist is the fuel cell that holds the jellied gasoline.

64 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
The face of this Waffen SS (Fighting SS) trooper reveals the hopelessness of the German situation at Stalingrad. The Germans lost 200,000 men at Stalingrad. What happened to them was never fully explained.

65 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
The exodus begins. Germans trying to make to the American lines . . . nobody wanted to surrender to the Russians.

66 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
The last ditch defense of Germany and particularly of Berlin saw old men and young boys fighting to stem the tide of Allied forces closing the ring on the Nazi capitol. Here Hitler decorates and encourages a group of young soldiers from the Hitler Youth organization.

67 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
British Avro Lancaster heavy bombers head out of the fields of England for another raid on Nazi Germany.

68 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
The cost of liberty. American Marines who gave the last full measure of devotion.

69 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Tom Brokaw said that the generation of Americans who won World War II is the greatest single generation of men and women ever produced by any culture in the history of mankind. If that is so, then this could be the collective face of that generation. Semper Fi, Mac!

70 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Marine firing line somewhere in the Pacific.

71 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Lone Marine rifleman fires his carbine up-slope on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.

72 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Japanese justice for POW's was often quite extreme, as this British POW discovered.

73 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Japanese POW's aboard ship with marines.

74 1941-45 8 x 10 5 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
McArthur's return to the Philippines.

75 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
B-24 "Liberator" heavy bomber powering through the smoke after delivering another load of misery to German industry.

76 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Alright, which one of you guys is Kilroy? American GI's in Europe celebrating something. It didn't take much for these guys to break out the bottle and celebrate!

77 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
The Desert Fox--German Field Marshall Erwin Rommel..

78 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
The Winter War, 1944-45, in Europe. American soldiers who fought there remember this phase of the war as being some of the most bitter fighting in the worst physical conditions of the war.

79 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Everybody likes to be around a pretty girl.

80 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Aboard a carrier somewhere in the Pacific a Navy pilot tells how he did it.

81 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
General Jonathan Wainwright refuses to shake hands with a Japanese officer aboard the USS Missouri during surrender ceremonies in Tokyo Bay.

82 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
VP Harry Truman and President Franklin D. Roosevelt catch a little lunch in the White House.

83 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
British air raid warden listens for enemy aircraft or rockets overhead.

84 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
German Afrika Corps surveying team in North Africa.

85 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Italian soldier fighting the cold and pushing a high-tech cart on the eastern front in the Soviet Union.

86 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
English fighter pilots of the R.A.F.. Men like these won the Battle of Britain.

87 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
German soldiers on the eastern front.

88 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W Copy Print 1½ x 2¼ B&W
Soviet female student pilots learn that the rubber side goes down and the shiny side goes up.