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Manfred von Richtofen
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richtofen
aka the "Red Baron," scored 80 confirmed aerial kills before being killed himself during a brief dogfight over France.
Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)
Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)
Between November 1942 and December 1944, 1,074 women ferried over 50% of the combat aircraft within the United States. Thirty-eight of these women died in their service, 11 in training and 27 during missions.
Moina Belle Michael
Moina Belle Michael
was inspired to wear a poppy after reading John McCrae's peom "In Flanders Field." She was further inspired to sell artificial poppies to raise funds for America’s disabled veterans, and her efforts raised so much money that the American Legion adopted the poppy as its symbol.
The Story of the SS Dorchester and the Four Chaplains
The Story of the SS Dorchester and the Four Chaplains
Originally outfitted as a luxury passenger liner, the Dorchester was refitted into a troop carrier after the U.S. entered the Second War. Torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine, she is now best remembered for the four Army chaplains who gave their lives to help their comrades.
The Battle of Iwo Jima (Operation Detachment)
The Battle of Iwo Jima (Operation Detachment)
fought between February 19 and March 26, 1945, featured the largest body of Marines committed in combat in one operation during World War II, and included some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting in the Pacific Theater. The 36-day assault resulted in more than 26,000 American casualties and about 20,000 Japanese casualties.
The Battle of Corregidor
The Battle of Corregidor
Corregidor is a tadpole-shaped, rocky, fortified island at the entrance to Manila Bay on the island of Luzon that is about 2 square miles in area. It was taken by Japanese forces on May 6, 1942, and remained in Japanese hands until February 1945.
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