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WWII Twin Canadian Pilots Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross Orig Press Photo

1945- Twin Canadian pilots who were both awarded the Distinguish Flying Cross. Each leads a flight of Spitfire fighter-bombers operating with a Norwegian wing of the R.A.F. in Belgium.

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Bill Ash, WWII prisoner who attempted multiple escapes from POW camps, dies at 96

Bill Ash, WWII prisoner who attempted multiple escapes from POW camps, dies at 96 - The Washington Post (Courtesy of Under the Wire/ ) - Bill Ash as a prisoner of war in 1942. The Texas-born Canadian pilot attempted 13 escapes from German POW camps.

Japanese PoWs sitting in the back of a truck 1944 or 1945

Veteran aircrewmen put on flight gear for a strike against Manila, 1944, Sober faces show they know what they are up against, by Lt. Wayne Miller

Injured Major J.I. Antonov, Hero of the USSR,25,is surrounded by German pilots as he recounts his forced landing through an interpreter on Aug 25, 1942.German ace Gunther Rall recounted postwar that Antonov impressed the German pilots as a "Mongolian race Russian" who did not look or act like a "Mongolian."Antonov,Rall said, was not kept confined but was allowed to rest and circulate among his captors; "he was a soldier like us."Antonov's eventual fate though remains unknown.

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Private Sam Macchia, a New York boy who has seen service since 1942, and has spent 17 months overseas, returns home, wounded in both legs, to his elated family. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

1944- Canadian soldier talks to small refugee boy in the battle area of Normandy, France. The little boy and the old woman behind him were part of a group of Hungarian refugees who had not eaten for three days before they were fed by the Civil Affairs Department of the Allied Forces.

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The Tuskegee Airmen: Freedom Flyers of World War II

Paperback - The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military pilots in the United States armed forces. Flying bombers and fighters, they completed o

Paratroopers of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion preparing for a patrol. January 15, 1945, Bande, Belgium.