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The American Red Cross in World War II: Photos

May 13, 2014

French Honor 34 World War II Vets at West Point

May 13, 2014

Well overdue.


AssociatedPress, May 9, 2014

A French government official has told 34 World War II veterans at the U.S. Military Academy that they have France’s eternal gratitude for fighting in the D-Day invasion 70 years ago.

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NE Union & Graham, 1929

May 13, 2014


Vintage Portland

This old building on the northwest corner of NE Union at Graham Street had quite a distinctive look. The photographer managed to capture a few of the neighborhood denizens, including the two children watching from the second floor window.

A2009-009.1039 NE Union & Graham 1929(City of Portland Archives)

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December 13, 1943, part II

December 14, 2013


Another shot of the airplane that went down in that fatal plane crash, December 13, 1943. Pilot training was often more dangerous, WAVES tell us, than the actual battle combat.

The photo comes from the National Archives.

December 13, 1943

December 13, 2013


On December 13, 1943, an F SNV-1 (of Squadron 2B based at Saufley Field) crashed in the woods 100 feet north of the north end of Lyons Field, FL. Pilot D.H. Kaufman and his passenger were both killed in the crash.

The photograph comes from the National Archives.

The Commute

December 12, 2013


How about this for a daily commute? At Anacostia Naval Air Station in Washington, DC, WAVE rode to and from work across the river in a power driven launch designed for sea duty.

The photograph comes from the National Archives.

Rest & Relaxation

December 11, 2013


A good cartoon makes the rounds at the WAVE recreation room at the naval air station Anacostia, Washington, DC.

The photo comes from the National Archives.