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Betty Grable This sensational bathing-suit photo, with her head looking over her right shoulder, became the number-one pin-up girl of the WWII era. It was later included in Life 100 Photos that Changed the World. Grable was best-known for her shapely legs, which were showcased in all of her 20th Century Fox Technicolor musicals and were famously insured by her studio for $1,000,000 per leg at Lloyds of London.
Tags: betty  grable  WWII  pinup  stage  screen  actress 
Added: 15th July 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
An Italian WWII Propaganda Poster Depicting American Bomber Pilots as Gansters Here's an Italian WWII poster portraying American pilots as "Flying Gansters". Those doity rats! Its ironic how the Axis committed henious acts against civilians of countries they invaded, but put out posters like this.
Tags: WWII  Axis  Italy  Posters  Propaganda 
Added: 19th August 2007
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Posted By: dezurtdude
W.W. II Lockheed P-38 Ad Here’s one of many examples of our country's ‘hometown’ moral support ads during WWII. This one features a Lockheed P-38 Lightning. This ad appeared in Life Magazine and Popular Mechanics in 1942. Go get’em Maj. Richard Bong! (Richard Ira Bong was America's all-time Ace of Aces, downing 40 enemy planes in the Pacific theater of the war while flying P-38 fighter planes. Bong was killed August 6, 1945, the day the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, when the P-80 Shooting Star he was testing for Lockheed stalled and crashed on take-off.)
Tags: Richard  Bong  Lockheed  WWII  Ad  Plane  Hero 
Added: 19th August 2007
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Posted By: jimmyjet
WWII Nose Art pretty risque "LUCKY LADY"! i was looking for a pic of Marjorie Bong Drucker for jimmyjet . . who went from homecoming queen to World War II "nose art" queen. She met and dated military aviator Richard I. Bong in 1943. When he returned to combat, he put her picture on his plane rather than one of the pinup girl paintings known during the war as "nose art." And when Bong became the top U.S. air ace of the war, his girlfriend's image became famous throughout the United States. After he returned from the front, the two had a storybook marriage. . .
Tags: WWII  nose  art  marjorie  bong  drucker  richard  bog 
Added: 19th August 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Andrews Sisters  Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Ok, I'll stick with the WWII theme today!
Tags: Andrews  Sisters    Boogie  Woogie  Bugle  Boy 
Added: 19th August 2007
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Posted By: Old Fart
Women  Service  and a Full Set of Teeth i like this ad for Kolynos Dental Cream . . it 'gets' the consumer on so many levels. . .
Tags: ad  WWII  kolynos  dental  cream   
Added: 19th August 2007
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Posted By: Marie
The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor July 2007 I went to Hawaii this summer in July and we made it a point to stop at The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. I took this picture from atop the memorial. The memorial sits atop the sunken vessel. 1177 sailors are entombed in the sunken vessel. You have to take a short boat ride over to the Memorial and not one person spoke a word while on the memorial, even children were silent. It was a powerful moment for me and I choked up with tears. The Arizona went down with tons of oil and it still seeps up to the top today. May those who perished on that fateful day on December 7, 1941 rest in peace!
Tags: hawaii  WWII  Attack  Arizona  sailors 
Added: 19th August 2007
Views: 2838
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Posted By: dezurtdude
FOR MARIE AND JIMMYJET Richard and Marjorie Bong pose for a photo in a P-38 Lightning fighter plane in 1945.
Tags: MARJORIE  BONG  DRUCKER  WWII  PATRIOTISM 
Added: 19th August 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
Mel Brooks   Hitler on Ice I'll stay with the WWII theme, but I gotta lighten things up!
Tags: Mel  Brooks      Hitler  on  Ice 
Added: 19th August 2007
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Posted By: Cliffy
Willie and Joe Perhaps some of you may remember "Willie and Joe." The two World War II infantry grunts created by Bill Mauldin. His famous infantrymen cartoons were featured in "Stars and Stripes," the American soldier's newspaper. The cartoons would depict life as the average American soldier would live it during wartime. Some were comical, others brought home the ugliness and tragedies of war. He didn't get along very well with most officers because would poke fun at them in his cartoons. This would irritate the younger officers and some older ones alike. Gen. George Patton wanted him to stop drawing his cartoons but apparently the morale of the American soldier and the popularity of the cartoons and the good effect that "Willie and Joe" had on it won out even over the General's wishes. These two cartoons came from the first collection of his work compiled in a book alled, "Up Front," which was a best-seller. At age 23 he won the Pulitzer Prize. That was in 1945. He was assigned to the 45th infantry division, and was wounded by a shell fragment in Anzio for which he receive the Purple Heart. He also made the cover of Time Magazine in 1958. Bill passed away in 2003 at the age of 81. Bill Mauldin was a great American!
Tags: willie  joe  wwii  bill  mauldin  stars  strpes  cartoons 
Added: 17th September 2007
Views: 2412
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Posted By: jimmyjet

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