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Clark Gable (1901-1960) Major US Army Air Corps 1942-44 WW II. Although beyond draft age, Clark Gable enlisted as a private. Assigned to OCS he excelled and received a commission. He flew five combat mission as an observer/gunner in a B-17earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. On his fourth mission, a 20mm shell cut the heel from his boot. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan. Gable starred in 67 movie films.

CLARK GABLE (actor and major in the US Army Air Corps who flew 5 combat missions as an observer/gunner in a and earned a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan, fellow actor and future US President)

Landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day June 6, 1944.

D-Day landing June 1944 Omaha Beach Normandy France. I want to go here to stand on the sands of Omaha Beach where my Father landed with the Infantry Division assault wave on June Thank you Dad.we all miss you.

Young German with a' Panzerfaust', the first disposable anti-tank weapon. Its limited range required great bravery to use. Often fired by Volkssturm civilians, model numbers were directly related to their range, requiring little guesswork: Panzerfaust 30 (30 m range), Panzerfaust 60 (60 m), Panzerfaust 100 (100 m) and Panzerfaust 150 ... During the Soviet  invasion of Germany, about 70% of their destroyed  tanks were hit by such weapons.

Young German holding Panzerfaust, one of the first anti-tank weapons which took great bravery to use. Not to detract from the original position of this photo, but I really like the style of the cap and jacket

elisabeth-brown: “Squad goals. ”

Soldiers of the Waffen SS. The best trained and well-equipped paramilitary force in the world. Normal German soldiers had to prove their pure lineage back 50 years to join. Officers had to prove 200 years back.

American troops stand guard behind German soldiers captured during the Normandy invasion, June 1944

Frank Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty ImagesFrom D-Day until Christmas German prisoners of war were shipped off to American detention facilities at a rate of per month. Above: Captured German troops, June

U.S. paratrooper Sgt. James R. Cone of Clarksville, Tenn., holds a puppy that nipped him as he groped about in a cave entrance on a river bank in Lam Dong Province, July 24, 1966. Troops of the 173rd Airborne Brigade were searching for Viet Cong guerrillas dug into the caves, but the men had fled, leaving only women and children, and one dog. At left is Pfc. George R. Rosen of Whitehall, Mont. / Credit: AP Photo/Henri Huet

James R. Cone, holds a puppy that nipped him as he groped about in a cave entrance on a river bank in Lam Dong Province, Vietnam, July 1966 (Photo by Henri Huet/AP)