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Rock Hudson joined the navy when he was 18 in 1944 and served in the Phillipines as an Navy aircraft mechanic until 1946.

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. A fantastic plane in its own right. It was heavy, built like a tank, hard to shoot down - but it used two gallons of fuel every minute. It therefore didn't have the range of the Mustang.

D-Day June 6th 1944. Thanks guys.

Joe Liebgott (Doc Roe and Christenson in the background) <3 "120-pound Liebgott, ex-San Francisco cabby, was the skinniest and one of the funniest guys in E Company" - Webster p. 169 Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr (1909-2000), US actor, wearing his naval uniform, circa 1945. Fairbanks, Jr was a highly decorated naval officer of World War II, receiving the Silver Star Medal, Legion of Merit, and the American Defense Service Medal. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) Date created: 31 Dec 1944

Mickey Rooney (né Joseph Yule, Jr.) (1920-2014) Sgt. USA 1944-45 WW II. Left a successful acting career and served with Patton’s 3rd Army. Earned a Bronze Star among other decorations. Best remembered for title role in the Andy Hardy series in the 1930s, "National Velvet" (1941) and “The Black Stallion” (1979).

Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and his "Rough Rider" jeep in Italy, January 1944. This former commander of the 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, was one of the most popular generals in the storied history of the Big Red One.

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When Women Ruled Baseball

The Rockford Peaches - There's no crying in baseball

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Dogs of War: How canines helped FDR, Patton and Eisenhower win the Second World War

Just one of the boys: Willie joins the coterie of military commanders Lieutenant General Omar Bradley, Brigadier General Otto P. Weyland and General George S. Patton, september 29, 1944.