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“Shoes worn out by American soldiers in France. Tours, France. March 10, 1918″
“The five Sullivan Brothers, all of whom were lost in the sinking of the U.S.S. Juneau, November 13, 1942.”
The five Sullivan brothers (Albert, Francis, George, Joseph, and Madison) served together as shipmates aboard the cruiser USS Juneau after requesting special permission from the Secretary of the Navy. The Juneau was sunk on November 13, 1942, off the island of Guadalcanal by Japanese submarine I-26.
After the deaths of the five brothers, a new rule was implimented to not allow brothers to serve in the same ship or units to keep this from happening again.
English aviatrix Amy Johnson (1903-1941) shown at a landing in Berlin. She was the first woman to make a solo flight from London to Australia in 1930.
“West Side Cowboys” were employed to ride horses and wave flags in front of street-level trains in New York City, circa 1930.
Actor Clark Gable during WWII. In 1942 after his wife actress Carole Lombard died in a plane crash....he left Hollywood, joined the Army Air Corp, and was commissioned an officer with service number 565390. Rose to the rank of captain and served primarily in Public Affairs, making training films and performing public relations visits to soldiers and airmen in Europe. He also trained as an aerial gunner and he flew five combat missions with the 8th Air Force's 351st Bombardment Group (Heavy) while making his films and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal.
Adolf Hitler esteemed the film star above all other actors, and during the war offered a sizable reward to anyone who could capture and return Gable, who had enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was flying combat missions over Germany, unscathed to him.
This is not a picture from an old Buck Rogers movie. Motorcycle chariot racing was a real thing in the 1920s and 1930s.
Admiral Byrd’s snow cruiser passes through traffic and onlookers before halting for the night in Framingham,Massachusetts,on November 12,1939.Traffic was snarled for 20 miles in a jam that involved 70,000 automobiles.
The photo below, taken on April 6, 1925, shows a movie projector being loaded into an Imperial Airways airplane for the first in-flight movie ever.
Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy clutching his stomach after being shot during the assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan, March 30, 1981.
The aftermath from a B-25 bomber crashing into the Empire State Building
The Empire State Building B-25 crash was a 1945 aircraft accident in which a B-25 Mitchell bomber, piloted in thick fog over New York City, crashed into the Empire State Building. The accident did not compromise the building's structural integrity, but it did cause fourteen deaths and damage estimated at $1,000,000.
Claude Monet, French Impressionist painter, ca. 1923
Dec. 16, 1960: The wreckage of a jet airline fell on the “once-fashionable Park Slope area” at Sterling Place and Seventh Avenue, after two planes bound for New York International Airport (today’s J.F.K.) and La Guardia Airport collided in midair. The second plane crashed on Staten Island; it was conjectured that the planes flew into each other there. One-hundred thirty-four people died, and the United DC-8 narrowly missed crashing into a school that was in session with “more than 1,000 children” in classes. It was the worst air disaster in history up to that point. The next day in Munich, there was another instance of a plane crashing into a busy metro area, with 52 people, including 19 Americans, killed. Photo: Ernie Sisto/The New York
40 ft of snow in North Dakota in 1966.
Assembling the Lincoln Memorial (1920)
Alice Young Bear’s house and shed on the road.
Elbowoods was one of several Native American towns along the Missouri River which were permanently flooded following the completion of the Garrison Dam in North Dakota in 1953. The Army Corps of Engineers’ Garrison Dam created the third largest reservoir in the country, flooding a quarter of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, forcing the relocation of 325 families, nearly 80% of the population on the reservation at that time.
During the 60's....there was a great divide among people over the length of hair.
The German Hindenburg airship, used to transport passengers, crashes to the ground near the airship station of Lakehurst, New Jersey, after having caught fire while in flight. It was 6 May 1937 and 36 people died in the accident (13 passengers and 22 crew members). The photos of the accident went around the world giving a devastating image of the danger of the airships, which since then were used less and less for passenger transport.
Gran Vía street, Madrid, 1956
Bombay Bicycle Club – India
Most Americans are unaware that during WWII, the Japanese invaded into the Aleution Islands in Alaska and there were several intense battles before we forced them out.
Kiska Island, Alaska, August 1943. An Army intelligence soldier takes notes on Japanese kendo equipment left behind after American forces recaptured the island. Also present are tools and a pressure gauge.
West Berlin Policemen And East German Soldiers Face Each Other After A Young Girl Made It Across The Border, 1955
Chicago North Shore Line rail accident between Harrison Street and Wabash Avenue on May 24, 1953
Israeli MP makes sure his fellow soldier’s skirt length isn’t against regulations, 1969
Last Prisoners Leave Alcatraz, 1963
Superman Balloon - Macy’s Parade (1966). The debut of the 2nd version of the Superman balloon from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, NYC.