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WWII service flag with applied insignia and medals. Wright Museum Collection, 1997 gift of Raymond Johnson Jr.

WWII service flag with applied insignia and medals. Wright Museum Collection, 1997 gift of Raymond Johnson Jr

WWII Enigma Cipher Machine.  This highly important three-rotor Enigma deciphering machine was used by the Nazis during World War II. It is believed that acquisition of an Enigma, and the subsequent deciphering of the German codes by the Allies, shortened the war in Europe by at least two years. Examples of Enigma machines are exceptionally rare and almost all known models are in museums.

Very Rare WWII Enigma Cipher Machine. This highly important three-rotor Enigma deciphering machine was used by the Nazis during World War II. It is believed that acquisition of an Enigma, and the.

Greatest generation: American artillery observers keep their field glasses glued on enemy fortifications being pounded by artillery shelling in valley near San Pietro, Italy. 19 December 1943. Stream “A Tough Gut rather than a Soft Underbelly: Fighting in Italy” live now with Dr. Robert Citino, Col. Roger Cirillo, and Alex Kershaw from the International Conference on WWII. (Image: U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph, from the collection of The National World War II Museum)

American artillery observers keep their field glasses glued on enemy fortifications being pounded by artillery shelling in valley near San Pietro, Italy. 19 December Stream “A Tough Gut rather.

Greatest generation: Soldier jumping towards camera with Bolo knife/machete during training maneuvers wasting no time in rushing the enemy.  Image: U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph, Gift in Memory of Maurice T. White, from the collection of The National World War II Museum

Soldier jumping towards camera with Bolo knife/machete during training maneuvers wasting no time in rushing the enemy. Army Signal Corps photograph, Gift in Memory of Maurice T.

World War Two ration book. 1944-1945. Photo courtesy of the National WWII Museum.

WWII Ration Book - Throughout the war, people received a ration-book for each…

Chalk 17 poses for a photograph before departing for Normandy.  This  image shows the paratroopers and air crewmen of Pathfinder Team #2 of  the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment/82nd Airborne Division on the evening of Monday, June 5, 1944 shortly before taking off to go to  France.  They are posing in front of aircraft #42-93096, a Douglas C-47A that is in the collection of The National WWII Museum.

Paratroopers and aircrew of Pathfinder Team of the Parachute Infantry Regiment, - Airborne Division prepare for takeoff on June

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.

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.

Recruitment poster for US Marine Corps Women’s Reserve, WWII

US Marines Women's Reserve established 13 February "Be a Marine: Free a Marine to Fight.

Original draft notice from WW2. Registration was required of all men between the ages of 18 to 64. In the massive draft of WW2, 50 million men were registered, 36 million classified, and 10 million inducted.

Original draft notice from Registration was required of all men between the ages of 18 to In the massive draft of 50 million men were registered, 36 million classified, and 10 million inducted.

Marine gunner Horace C. Lownsberry signals to the belly gunner that two enemy planes are sighted below. U.S. Navy Official photograph, Gift of Charles Ives, from the collection of The National World War II Museum.

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.

WACs employed by a training unit at Fort Benning, Georgia on 8 July 1944. US Army Signal Corps, Gift in Memory of Maurice T. White, from The Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum, 2011.065.1347 ~

WACs employed by a training unit at Fort Benning, Georgia on 8 July US Army Signal Corps, Gift in Memory of Maurice T. White, from The Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum, ~

VE DAY IN LONDON, 8 MAY 1945. Two small girls waving their flags in the rubble of Battersea, snapped by an anonymous American photographer.

VE DAY IN LONDON, 8 MAY Two small girls waving their flags in the rubble of Battersea, snapped by an anonymous American photographer. end of WWll in Europe

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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.

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.

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