Last US carrier lost in WWII USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95): A very impressive perspective seeing her bow-on like this, while loading Douglas SBD Dauntless scout bombers from a barge, circa 1944. Possibly at San Diego (Pt. Loma in background)? A Casablanca class escort carrier, she was launched in April, 1944 by Kaiser in Vancouver, Washington. Only 10 months later she would be sunk in action, the eleventh and last American aircraft carrier lost during World War II.
German soldiers with their rifles slung across their backs ride on modified motorcycles through fields with pillion passengers. Alongside them is a soldier driving a tank and two men carrying supplies walk the other way. In the background, other armoured vehicles can be seen making their way through the sprawling hills
Two German technicians fix a Messerschmitt 109. Luftwaffe aircraft were painted this way in the early years of the war. During that period Nazi fighter planes could be recognised by the striking yellow noses, wingtips and tails - as seen in this picture. But as the Germans began to lose air superiority they started using less and less of their signature yellow design. Later only the undersides of the engine cowling would be painted yellow, or they abandoned it completely
Four Nazi soldiers of the Panzer Lehr division gather around a map as they plan their offensive in the town of Tilly-sur-Seulles. The Panzer Lehr division was an elite German armoured division during World War Two. It was formed in 1943 onwards from training and demonstration troops stationed in Germany, to provide additional armoured strength for the anticipated Allied invasion of western Europe. It was the only Wehrmacht Panzer division to be fully equipped with tanks and with half-tracks to t