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Daños en la cubierta de los cañones de 5 pulgadas del portaaviones norteamericano USS Lexington, batalla del Mar de Coral, 8 de mayo de 1941

Damage to carrier USS Lexington after bomb hit near the port forward gun gallery, Battle of Coral Sea, 8 May 1942 (US National Archives)

Medal of Honor Winner Joe Foss - Honored for his exploits as a Marine fighter…

USMC Captain Joe Foss, more air-combat victories in World War II than any pilot. USD Class of Oh, and he won the Medal of Honor!

17 Oct 41: The destroyer USS KEARNY is damaged by a German torpedo off Iceland. America is outraged, but neither this nor the 1937 attack on the USS Panay by Japan, nor the 1940 killing of a US serviceman during a German bombing raid in Norway push the US to anything, let alone declare war. #WWII

17 Oct The destroyer USS KEARNY is damaged by a German torpedo off Iceland…

African American soldiers. #aasoldiers #usm #nmaahc #buffalosoldiers

African American soldiers. #aasoldiers #usm #nmaahc #buffalosoldiers

Navigation Officer Gerald Ford taking a sextant reading aboard the USS Monterey, 1944 (The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum)

As a young Navy officer, Gerald Ford takes a sextant reading aboard the USS Monterey in

Line crossing ceremony aboard USS Coral Sea, 15 Nov 1943. (US National Archives)

[Photo] Line crossing ceremony aboard USS Coral Sea, 15 Nov 1943

Line crossing ceremony aboard USS Coral Sea, 15 Nov 1943. (US National Archives)

Hannibal Barca In Alps W/Wisdom Quote Poster Print

The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 BC to 146 BC. The main cause of the Punic Wars was the conflicts of interest between the existing Carthaginian Empire and the expanding Roman Republic.

Chris Adams Fought in "Every" engagement fought by the Army of Northern VA except 1st Manassas. Wounded at Malvern Hill, and at 3rd Winchester got his Left Big Toe Shot off. Wounded again at Gettysburg, fought with J.B. Gordon. Was at Surrender at Appomattox. Went on to become the wealthiest man in Mitchell County GA, First to have Automobile there. He died in 1912.

Chris Adams Fought in "Every" engagement fought by the Army of Northern VA…

Ordnance men moving a 16″ shell from its storage stall to ammunition hoist on board the Iowa Class Battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62). Nov 1944.

Ordnance men moving a shell from its storage stall to ammunition hoist on board the Iowa Class Battleship USS New Jersey Nov calibre Mark 7 gun

Audie Murphy, June 1924 - May 1971, was the most decorated American soldier of world war 2. During twenty-seven months in action in the European Theatre he received the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military's highest award for valor, along with 32 additional U.S. and foreign awards (medals, ribbons, citations, badges) including five awards from France and one from Belgium. After the war he became a celebrated movie star for over two decades.

Audie Leon Murphy (June 1924 – May was the most highly decorated soldier in WWII.

Yugoslav children in the Jastrebarsko concentration camp. The Ustashi movement had its marching orders and began killing infants, children, women and aged Serbs and Jews. While they fell somewhat short of their "one-third" goals, it was not for lack of trying. At least 800,000 Serbs and Jews were killed, 200,000 Serbs were forced to convert to Catholicism, and quarter of a million more were forced into exile with their land, homes, and businesses confiscated.

Serbian, Jewish and Romani boys separated from their parents at Stara Gradiška camp-run by Croatian Guards. All were either gassed or murdered by other means.

The overwhelming majority of Indians welcomed the opportunity to serve. The combined figure of 44,500 was more than ten percent of the Native American population during the war years. This represented one-third of all able-bodied Indian men from 18 to 50 years of age. In some tribes, the percentage of men in the military reached as high as 70 percent. Also, several hundred Indian women served in the WACS, WAVES, and Army Nurse Corps.

Native American code talkers WWII - American Indian code talkers used their Native languages to serve their country and continue the warrior tradition during World Wars I and II.

Fighter F6F «Hellcat" takes off from the deck of aircraft carrier "Lexington"

Fighter 'Hellcat' (Grumman Hellcat) takes off from the deck of aircraft carrier 'Lexington' (USS Lexington