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World War II

Explore World War II through photographs, events, stories, and biographies of the men and women who fought overseas and on the home front.

The 74th Anniversary of D-Day

It was on this day, June 6, 1944, that approximately 156,000 Allied American, British, and Canadian forces stormed five heavily fortified beaches of Normandy, France by air and by sea for Operation Overlord, one of the largest amphibious (sea/land) military operations... Continue Reading →

The 73rd Anniversary of D-Day

It was on this day, June 6, 1944, that approximately 156,000 Allied American, British, and Canadian forces stormed five heavily fortified beaches of Normandy, France by air and by sea for Operation Overlord, one of the largest amphibious (sea/land) military operations... Continue Reading →

Memorial Day

Memorial Day ... a day of remembrance for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. As the years pass and wars become words in history books, we tend to forget the horrific toll those events had on soldiers... Continue Reading →

Lt Col John C Meyer

From The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, New York, 30 December 1944, Saturday, Pages 1 & 3 The 1940 United States Census shows that John was at Randolph Field, Bexar, Texas, as a flying cadet. His distinguished career led to his... Continue Reading →

The best part of these photos is looking at each of their expressions - it looks like they had a good time out in the snow that day! These photos are unmarked, but uniforms and insignias indicate United States Army, enlisted.... Continue Reading →

Remembering the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Today we remember the 75th Anniversary of the date which will live in infamy, December 7, 1941. This date marks the anniversary of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, which brought the United States into the horrors of the second World... Continue Reading →

See What Ford is Doing …

Ford was leading the way during World War II. This fabulous old advertisement ran in the Detroit Free Press on October 23, 1941.

Memorial Day: A Family Hero’s Legacy

Corporal Richard Livingston (1918-1944) KIA, France, World War II Grosse Pointe News (Grosse Pointe, Michigan), November 9, 1944 "Corp. Richard Livingston, Brilliant Pointe Student, Reported Killed in France" Was on Special Administrative Duty When He Met Death Presumably During Raid... Continue Reading →

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