Josephine Myrtle Corbin was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1868. She was born a dipygus, meaning that she had two separate pelvises side by side from the waist down. The extra legs were part of a twin that did not split correctly, like Frank Lentini with his third leg. Each of her smaller inner legs was paired with one of her outer legs. She was said to be able to move her inner legs, but they were too weak for walking. She had four daughters and a son.
14 Feb 39: The great German battleship BISMARCK is launched, the most powerful ship in the Kriegsmarine. In the course of her short career, the Bismarck will conduct only one offensive operation, during which on 24 May 41 she will engage and destroy the battlecruiser HMS Hood, the pride of the Royal Navy. A relentless pursuit will find, cripple and destroy the Bismark three days later. #WWII #History
Ship disguised as a tropical island A special kind of camouflage was employed by the Dutch warship Abraham Crijnssen. Originally built in 1936 as a minesweeper, this ship was stationed in the former Dutch East Indies in 1937. At the outbreak of the Second World War "Abraham Crijnssen" made its escape from the Japanese invading forces in a truly spectacular way. Dark Roasted Blend: Modernist Art in Camouflage
Female Pilot of the US Women's Air Force Service, 1943. The women who served as Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) flew military aircraft during non-combat missions throughout the United States' involvement in World War II.