Oral history interview with Geri Nyman who was in the first graduating class of WASPs, or women airforce pilots during WWII. Mrs. Nyman discusses the discrimination that she and other women faced as female pilots and the WASPs were eventually disbanded before the end of the war due to male resistance. The Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum at ww2online.org.
Marine gunner Horace C. Lownsberry signals to the belly gunner that two enemy planes are sighted below. Navy Official photograph, Gift of Charles Ives, from the collection of The National World War II Museum.
Irwin-Pedersen M1 carbine – Today, we remember and honor the Greatest Generation. World War II was waged on two theaters and the M1 carbine was one of the many issue arms that veterans remembered. This Irwin-Pedersen M1 carbine was once owned by baseball player Bennie Hoffman of the St. Louis Browns, whose major league career was cut short by WWII. Hoffman served for four years with the US Navy in the Pacific.