French cuirassier, 1812. La Grande Armee had 12 cuirassier regiments (360-400 troops each); three more were raised by 1812. The number dropped back to twelve in 1813. At lower right is Russian cuirassier helmet & cuirass
Jack Palance....US Army Air Corp. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II, and required facial reconstruction after the B-24 bomber he was flying crashed while patrolling the coast of California.