During the war, John Ford was the head of the photographic unit for the Office of Strategic Services, creating new aerial filming techniques for the military, directed many of the U.S.’s wartime propaganda films, and filmed the D-Day landing himself. He also informed the agency about a suspected Japanese presence near the coastal areas of Baja.
Sgt. William A Scott, III was a combat photographer with the 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion when his unit was among the liberators of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Scott's photographs, documenting African-American soldiers at the liberation of the camp, are now part of a video record of the liberation of Buchenwald on display at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.
Buckingham Palace On 8th March 1941 the north lodge of Buckingham Palace adjacent to Constitution Hill received a direct hit in a German bombing raid. Police Constable Stephen Robertson was killed by flying debris. The damage can be seen through the railings of Buckingham Palace, the war reserve Police Constable stands beside a piece of debris which has been thrown onto the pavement outside the Palace.