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Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38

During WWII, Helen Richey commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases.

In 1987, the 86-year old Queen Mother enjoyed a pint of bitter during a visit to The Queens Head pub in Stepney in London’s East End. She was offered champagne, but turned barmaid and chose instead to pull herself a pint. Her verdict.. “It’s very nice.”

Hitler called her "The most dangerous woman in Europe." At The Queens Head pub in Stepney, in London's East End, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother enjoying a pint of bitter, which she pulled herself.

Frances Ford Seymour (1908 - 1950) was a Canadian socialite, the second wife of actor Henry Fonda and the mother of actors Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda. Frances Ford Seymour suffered from mental illness and committed suicide by cutting her throat with a razor on her 42nd birthday while in the Craig House Sanitarium for insane in Beacon, New York

Frances Ford Seymour Born: April Brockville, Canada Died: April Beacon, NY (suicide) Frances Ford Seymour was a Canadian-born American socialite, the second wife of actor Henry Fonda, and the mother of actors Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda.

Hattie McDaniel, Oscar winner for "Gone WIth the Wind," was a member of the American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS) during WWII.

Hattie McDaniel, Oscar winner for "Gone WIth the Wind and the first African American to win an Academy Award." She was a member of the American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS) during WWII.

Dwight D. Eisenhower. Supreme Commander of the Allied Invasion of Europe, primarily the Battles for Normandy, France and Germany World War II.

General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe during World War II. Note the five stars on his collars, his cigarette.

Man's inhumanity to Man.  Young Alan Turing (age 16) - founder of computer science, helped win World War II by decrypting the german coding machine Enigma. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to commit suicide.

Turing Biographer On The True Story Of Genius's Tragic Death

Young Alan Turing - founder of computer science, helped win World War II by decrypting the german coding machine Enigma. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to commit suicide.

Two brothers randomly meet during World War II. Neither knew if the other was still alive.

My grandfather and his brother meeting randomly during WWII, neither knew if the other was alive.

Two brothers randomly meet during World War II. Neither knew if the other was still alive. This also happened with my Dad and his Brother in Italy.

1962 - Priest Luis Padillo offers last rites to a loyalist soldier who is mortally wounded by a sniper during military rebellion against President Bétancourt at Puerto Cabello naval base in Venezuela. (Héctor Rondón Lovera)

Navy chaplain Luis Padillo gives last rites to a soldier wounded by sniper fire during a revolt in Venezuela. (Héctor Rondón Lovera) 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

Joan Clarke Murray codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War II, became deputy head of Hut 8 in 1944. Code breaking was almost exclusively done by men during the war. Clarke was paid less than the men and felt that she was prevented from progressing further because of her gender. She was a English cryptanalyst and numismatist ~

Joan Clarke, the cryptanalyst war-heroine, and the women of Bletchley Park (you never heard of)

History: Joan Clarke Murray codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War II. Code breaking was almost exclusively done by men during the war. She was a English cryptanalyst and numismatist ~

Margaret Bourke-White. (Ruins of) Hohenzollern Bridge Cologne 1945 At the end of WW II.

Ruins of Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne, 1945 at the end of WW II // Margaret Bourke-White

An American infantryman picks up a wounded German soldier on the road to St. Lo, France, and helps him into a half-track. The German was abandoned by his own troops after being wounded. 20 June 1944.

An American infantryman picks up a wounded German soldier on the road to St. Lo, France, and helps him into a half-track. The German soldier was abandoned by his own troops after being wounded.

Dwight Eisenhower at his mother's knee. The Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, came back to Abilene, Kansas for a visit following Germany's surrender in May 1945. June 24, 1945. (CSU_ALPHA_291) CSU Archives/Everett Collection

Dwight Eisenhower At His Mothers Knee Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Dwight Eisenhower At His Mothers Knee by Everett - Dwight Eisenhower At His Mothers Knee Photograph - Dwight Eisenhower At His Mothers Knee Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale

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