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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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The Courage to Serve Lasts a Lifetime

Hardin Field McChesney, with his crew. Front: Joseph Sicard, Lewis Wilson, Robert Whitelaw, Streun. Back: Alfred Lubojacky, Leon Nahmias, Grank McDonough, James Standlee, and Hardin Field McChesney 2021 marks 80
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An overview of the Cambridge American Military Cemetery, in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Warrick Page/ABMC)

Cambridge American Cemetery – Honoring Service and Sacrifice

On November 11, 1918, Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies, ending the hostilities of World War I. The date was initially celebrated as “Armistice Day” in America until
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The Officer and the Code Breaker

John Watters (second from the right) and Jean Briggs (center left) on the night they met, in July 1943 Jean Annette Briggs from Bury St Edmunds was a 17-year-old art
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Robert Gutierrez Jr.

A Patriot’s Response to 9/11

Staff Sergeant Robert Gutierrez at the American Air Museum I Want to Do Something Bigger Than Myself: A Patriot’s Response to 9/11 Many Americans shared the feelings of San Diego
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Purple Heart Day: Two stories of sacrifice in World War II

August 7 is National Purple Heart Day, dedicated to recognizing the service and sacrifices of members of the U.S. military. The Purple Heart is awarded on behalf of the president
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