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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.

The burning Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryu photographed by a Yokosuka B4Y aircraft from the carrier Hosho shortly after sunrise on 5 June 1942. Hiryu sank a few hours later. Note the collapsed flight deck over the forward hangar.

from WW2DB

[Photo] Sailors in a motor launch rescued a survivor from the water alongside the sunken West Virginia during or shortly after the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor, 7 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 2; note false color

Sailors in a motor launch rescued a survivor from the water alongside the sunken West Virginia during or shortly after the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor, 7 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 2; note false color

from Mail Online

The way it was: Rare colour photographs of Main Street in the 1940s capture the cafes, general stores and corner shops that were the heartbeat of small town America

Cars and American flags line the main street of Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1942. (Image: Library of Congress.)