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B-17F “Mary Ruth - Memories of Mobile” and the 401st Bomb Squadron flying toward the German U-boat pens at Lorient, France, May 17 1943. This photo was taken from B-17 “Memphis Belle” on her last combat sortie.Cruiser USS Portland as seen off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California after overhaul, 17 May 1943.
B-17F “Mary Ruth - Memories of Mobile” and the 401st Bomb Squadron flying toward the German U-boat pens at Lorient, France, May 17 1943. This photo was taken from B-17 “Memphis Belle” on her last combat sortie.Cruiser USS Portland as seen off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California after overhaul, 17 May 1943.
German woman being awarded the Cross of Honor of the German Mother, 17 May 1943; note League of German Girls members presentStage singer Josephine Baker singing the American national anthem before an African-American US Army band directed by Technical Sergeant Frank W. Weiss, Municipal Theater, Oran, Algeria, 17 May 1943
German woman being awarded the Cross of Honor of the German Mother, 17 May 1943; note League of German Girls members presentStage singer Josephine Baker singing the American national anthem before an African-American US Army band directed by Technical Sergeant Frank W. Weiss, Municipal Theater, Oran, Algeria, 17 May 1943
US Army anti-aircraft gun crew manning their 3-inch M3 AA gun at New Fighter Strip, Dobodura, New Guinea, 17 May 1943
US Army anti-aircraft gun crew manning their 3-inch M3 AA gun at New Fighter Strip, Dobodura, New Guinea, 17 May 1943


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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945