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Robert Sand

Photo Essay: Robert Sand

Staff Sergeant Robert Sand smoking a pipe, while dressed for work as propellor specialist— complete with an apron for carrying his hand tools. Sand was born in Portland, Oregon, in
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A B-17 Navigator’s Flight

Above: A bomber crew of the 381st Bomb Group return to Ridgewell after a successful mission over enemy territory in their B-17 Flying Fortress, 13 December 1943. (IWM FRE 1259)
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Left to right: Elinor Otto and son, B-24 Liberators in construction at the Ford Factory at Willow Run, Judy Hubbartt

Riveters & Their Aircraft

Left to right: Elinor Otto and son, B-24 Liberators in construction at the Ford Factory at Willow Run, Judy Hubbartt   March is Women’s History Month in the United States
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The Experience of Black Americans in Britain during WWII

During World War II, American servicemen and women were posted to Britain to support Allied operations in northwest Europe, and between January 1942 and December 1945, about 1.5 million of
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Bill McGinley’s Purple Heart

Left: photo of Bill McGinley, center: Bill McGinley’s Purple Heart, right: Bill McGinley receives a medal One of the latest additions to the American Air Museum in Britain’s permanent collection
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