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James Doohan was to gain fame as Scotty on Star Trek. But on the outbreak of War in 1939 he joined the Royal Canadian Artillery serving as a lieutenant in 13th Field Regiment in the U.K. He landed on D-Day at Juno beach where late in the day he was seriously wounded being hit four times in a friendly fire incident. Evacuated to the U.K, on recovery he trained as an AOP pilot, and served as an artillery spotter from 1945 to the wars end flying Austers..

James Doohan (AKA Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the television and film series Star Trek.) joined Royal Canadian Artillery in served during World War II

HARVS on the way in to their target fired by a P-47.

An RAF Hawker Typhoon attacking train cars in Germany with 60 lb rocket projectiles. Notice that one has already been hit.

military chaplains

Peter’s Recommitment and Ours: A Message to Army Chaplains about Loving Our Vocation

The sadness of War. A Roman Catholic chaplain, Lieutenant Commander Joseph T. O'Callahan, administering the last rites to an injured crewman aboard USS Franklin, after the ship was set afire by a Japanese air attack, 19 March

Adolf Hitler speaking to the Reichstag with Göring behind him, c.1941

Adolf Hitler speaking to the Reichstag with Göring behind him, Since the Reichstag building had been gutted by fire on 27 February the nearby Kroll Opera House was used for meetings.

French traitors executed  by firing squad,  in the public square of Grenoble, France on 13th September 1944.

French traitors executed by firing squad, in the public square of Grenoble, France. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images).

(Lee Marvin said,) "at Iwo, I served under  the bravest man I ever knew... what he did for his Navy Cross made mine look cheap. He stood on Red beach and directed his  troops to move forward off the beach..  Bullets flying by, with mortar rounds landing everywhere and he  stood there as the main target of gunfire so that he could get his  men to safety. more than once because his men's safety was more important than his own life." The Sergeant's name: Bob Keeshan - Captain Kangaroo.

(Lee Marvin said,) "at Iwo , I served under the bravest man I ever knew…

Lorne Greene served in Canadian Air Force in WW2 1942-45

Lorne Greene -- During World War II Greene served as a Flying Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Why isn't this in history books?

An Overview Map of North and Middle America Indian Nations . (The National Geographic has also produced a detailed North American Indian Cultures maps.

Louisa May Alcott writing at desk.In 1860, Alcott began writing for the Atlantic Monthly. When the American Civil War broke out, she  served as a nurse in the Union Hospital at Georgetown, D.C. Her letters home brought her first critical recognition for her observations and humor. They were originally written for the Boston anti-slavery paper The Commonwealth.

Louisa May Alcott sitting at the desk where she wrote "Little Women." Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys.