World War II

Carrier Deck Ops: 1940s

Carrier Deck Ops: 1940s

Aircraft carrier deck operations, World War Two. Airplanes and sailors. Photo taken between 1940 and 1946. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: b&w photo negative.

Sweet Sailor Music: 1940s

Sweet Sailor Music: 1940s

Sailors entertaining themselves playing music on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier during World War Two. Office of War Information photo taken between 1940 and 1946. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: b&w film negative.

WW2 Bus Trailer: 1942

WW2 Bus Trailer: 1942

Description with the photo: "New oversize trailer for war workers. Here's an answer to the problem of transporting defense workers to outlying industrial plants: It's the new oversize bus trailer made almost entirely of non-critical materials which held its Washington premier April 13.

YB-17 Bomber Crew: 1942

YB-17 Bomber Crew: 1942

A combat crew receives final instructions before taking off in a YB-17 bomber from a bombardment squadron base at Langley Field, Virginia. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. Photo taken in May, 1942 by photographer Alfred T. Palmer. LOC original medium: color transparency.

Greeks Ready to Fight: 1943

Greeks Ready to Fight: 1943

Greeks of the U.S. Army 122nd Infantry battalion vowing to avenge the invasion of their native land. The 122nd Infantry Battalion was given that name to mark 122 years of Greek independence from the Ottoman Turks. The unit, made up of Greeks and Greek-Americans, never saw action as a line unit. But it did become a source of Greek-speaking commando teams inserted into enemy-occupied Greece.

Spitfires Over Africa: 1943

Spitfires Over Africa: 1943

WW2 photo of Allied air forces operating in North Africa. A formation of Spitfires on interception patrol over De Djerba Island, off Gabes, on their way to the Mareth Line area, 1943. Image source: U.S. Army Air Forces, from Royal Air Force. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

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