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B-17 bomber of 8th Army Air Force dropped a load of bombs on the Hispano Suiza aircraft engine repair depot and other factories just outside Paris, France, 31 Dec 1943Commissioning ceremony of USS Cassin Young, San Pedro, California, United States, 31 Dec 1943; note USS Preston at left and USS Comfort at right
B-17 bomber of 8th Army Air Force dropped a load of bombs on the Hispano Suiza aircraft engine repair depot and other factories just outside Paris, France, 31 Dec 1943Commissioning ceremony of USS Cassin Young, San Pedro, California, United States, 31 Dec 1943; note USS Preston at left and USS Comfort at right
General Eisenhower, commander of Allied forces in Europe, 31 Dec 1943German soldier observing the Atlantic coastline, France, circa 1943-1944
General Eisenhower, commander of Allied forces in Europe, 31 Dec 1943German soldier observing the Atlantic coastline, France, circa 1943-1944
Men of the US First Marines Division at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, circa late Dec 1943; note jeep being used to haul suppliesNavy PV-1 Ventura patrol aircraft of Bombing Squadron VB-139 returning to Attu was forced down due to low fuel and landed on a frozen lake, Agattu Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, 30 Dec 1943. No injuries.
Men of the US First Marines Division at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, circa late Dec 1943; note jeep being used to haul suppliesNavy PV-1 Ventura patrol aircraft of Bombing Squadron VB-139 returning to Attu was forced down due to low fuel and landed on a frozen lake, Agattu Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, 30 Dec 1943. No injuries.
Portrait of Eisenhower, 31 Dec 1943
Portrait of Eisenhower, 31 Dec 1943


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"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945