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New Year celebration at the Hollywood Canteen. Shown are veteran Clayton Johnson, actors Dolores Moran and Bing Crosby wishing everyone a Victory New Year for 1944

New Year celebration at the Hollywood Canteen. Shown are veteran Clayton Johnson, actors Dolores Moran and Bing Crosby wishing everyone a Victory New Year for 1944

Toshiro Mifune during WW2

Toshiro Mifune during WW2

 Book burning in Hamburg, Germany, by Joseph Schorer (1933)

Book burning in Hamburg, Germany, by Joseph Schorer (1933)

 Rita Hayworth visiting a hospital ward during WW II

Rita Hayworth visiting a hospital ward during WW II

Russian Soldiers during WW II in color

Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler (1942)

Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler (1942)

Raymond F. DeMers, World War II Aviator
He helped set a record by destroying the most German aircraft in one combat mission. On March 28, 1944, his 357th Fighter Squadron of P-51B Mustang fighters attacked an air base in southern France, destroying eighteen enemy aircraft and damaging thirty-one. One month later DeMers flew a mission over Germany, where he shot down two planes and damaged a third. While strafing enemy shipping on the Rhine River, he was hit by anti-aircraft fire and killed. During his brief career he flew more than fifty combat missions and forty operational sorties. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Raymond F. DeMers, World War II Aviator

He helped set a record by destroying the most German aircraft in one combat mission. On March 28, 1944, his 357th Fighter Squadron of P-51B Mustang fighters attacked an air base in southern France, destroying eighteen enemy aircraft and damaging thirty-one. One month later DeMers flew a mission over Germany, where he shot down two planes and damaged a third. While strafing enemy shipping on the Rhine River, he was hit by anti-aircraft fire and killed. During his brief career he flew more than fifty combat missions and forty operational sorties. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

A Canadian Mountie and an American Maine State Trooper on their respective sides of the Maine - Quebec border during WWII (1941)

A Canadian Mountie and an American Maine State Trooper on their respective sides of the Maine - Quebec border during WWII (1941)

Did you know?

That during WWII almost every US Comic Book or Cartoon (which was primary for kids) included some War Propaganda?

Some examples:

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Colour photographs of Paris after Liberation, 1944

Dorothy Lamour

Dorothy Lamour

Cleaning women in Germany, by Liselotte Orgel-Köhne (1940)

Cleaning women in Germany, by Liselotte Orgel-Köhne (1940)

Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw, by Joe Heydecker (1941)

Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw, by Joe Heydecker (1941)

Military STD Posters

U.S. Army Soldiers, applying “Warpaint” (England, 1944)

U.S. Army Soldiers, applying “Warpaint” (England, 1944)