27 Color Photos from World War II

We never get enough when it comes to rarely-seen photos from the past. So this time we give you an amazing collection of color images from the Second World War era.
 
1. A US pilot stands up in the cockpit of a plane on the tarmac on Midway Naval Base, Midway Islands, 1942.

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3. A group of Curtiss P-40 Warhawks escorting a pair of Consolidated B-24D Liberators on a flight near the Aleutian islands, Alaska, 1944

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4. A pair of servicemen and four schoolboys sit on bridge over the Thames, Henley-on-Thames, England, May 1944.

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5. American servicemen drive in jeeps through a nearly completely destroyed town in Italy, May 1944.

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6. The crew of a B-26 Marauder outside their plane “Ginger,” 1944.

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7. Supreme Allied Commander American Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, his deputy, British Chief Air Marshal Arthur Tedder , and the principal commander of Allied ground forces in Europe, British Gen. Bernard Montgomery, stand in a US armoured vehicle as they review a tank exercise, Salisbury, England, 1944.

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8. The flight deck crew preparing the planes for launch from the USS Lexington (CV-16), en route near New Guinea, April 1944.

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9. In-flight view of a Douglas SBD Dauntless piloted by American Lt. George Glacken (left) with his gunner Leo Boulanger, near New Guinea, April 1944.

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10. Two American servicemen moving a large bomb at an ammunition dump, 1944.

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11. American troops unloading supplies on the Guadalcanal Island shores, 1943.

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12. A soldier sleeping under the sun.

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13. An American soldier eating his meal of chicken, mashed potatoes, bread, and pineapple atop rows of a stockpiled ammunition shells, England, May 1944.

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14. American Army trucks parked next to the St. Lucia fountain, 1943.

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15. A worker at Electric Boat Co., New London, Conn., 1943.

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16. Allied soldiers hold up Nazi trophy flag as combat engineers on bulldozers clear a path through the debris of the bombed out city of Cassino, 1943.

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17. A soldier packs 1/2 pound tins of the explosive TNT under one end of an abandoned German tank in preparation for detonation during military operations in the El Guettar Valley, Tunisia, 1943.

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18. An American gun crew in camouflaged emplacement awaits orders to fire during the desert fighting between German and American forces in the El Guettar Valley, 1943.

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19. El Guettar Valley, Tunisia, 1943.

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20. The crew of a B-17 bomber named ‘Honey Chile II’ make adjustments to their plane prior to a mission, Polebrook, Northamptonshire, England, 1942.

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21. Cadets at Corpus Christie Naval Air Training Station.

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22. Curtiss Wright’s chief test pilot H. Lloyd Child (center) jotting something down on a clipboard as he stands with other pilots on a tarmac near the companies manufacturing plant, Buffalo, New York, 1941.

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23. An American soldier sitting behind the wheel of a Willys MB jeep, shortly before the United States joined World War II, 1941.

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24. American Marines in uniforms talk aboard a ship during the US Navy’s Pacific fleet maneuvers near Hawaii, September 1940.

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25. Crew removing a plane which has made a slight crash landing on the Enterprise CV-6 aircraft carrier during the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet maneuvers, 1940.

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26. Crew of the aircraft carrier Enterprise CV-6 awaiting instructions during the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet maneuvers around Hawaii, 1940.

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27. Photographers posing in front of Pappy’s Pram, a B-26 Marauder at base, 1943.

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