Dead soldiers and horses in a corner of the battlefield near the village of Haelen, Belgium, scene of a fierce battle in which the entire German advance through Belgium was delayed for ten days by French and Belgian troops.
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"The average age of an RAF pilot in 1940 was The strain they were under is clearly written on the face of Squadron Leader Brian “Sandy" Lane pictured here aged He was killed in combat 2 years later." Click through for a wonderful site, Historical Times.
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The first day on Iwo Jima cost the Americans 2,400 casualties. By the fifth day of the battle, three American servicemen died for every two minutes of combat. In 36 days of bitter fighting 6,821 American servicemen had been killed in action on Iwo Jima. An additional 19,217 were wounded. Altogether 26,038 Americans lost their lives or were physically scarred or maimed on the tiny island. Iwo Jima's savagery far surpassed anything yet experienced in the Pacific War, and it made battles of the…
Billy Fiske was the first American to be killed in action during World War II. He joined the British Royal Air Force and died fighting Nazis in 1940 in the Battle of Britain, long before FDR ever asked Congress for a declaration of war.
Major Megan Malia McClung USMCR (USNA 1995) killed in action. She was serving as a public affairs officer in the Second Battle of Ramadi. She was killed in action on December 6, 2006 when the Humvee she was riding was destroyed by an improvised explosive device. She is the first female graduate and first female Marine Corps officer killed in action. At the time of her death she was highest ranking female officer ever posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals.
Women of the Soviet Union, Roza Georgiyevna Shanina was a Soviet sniper during World War II, credited with 54 confirmed kills. Not a real hero because takning life is not heroic, but a cool woman anyway.
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This monument to the 5th New Hampshire Infantry was constructed using actual boulders taken from the Gettysburg Battlefield. By the end of the Civil War in 1865, the 5th New Hampshire suffered the most battle deaths of any other Union regiment throughout war, with 295 men killed in action.
American Expeditionary Force soldiers burying a hero, Major Harry A. Harvey, 103rd Field Artillery, 2nd Battery, 26th "Yankee Division", Killed in Action on September 12, 1918 by an Imperial German artillery shell in the Battle of St. Mihiel, France, World War 1. He was a 1915 graduate of West Point Military Academy, he left behind a wife, and a son, R.I.P.