Muslim members of the Waffen-SS 13th division stop to pray ca. 1942

Muslim members of the Waffen-SS 13th division stop to pray ca. 1942

B-25’s being assembled at North American Aviation, Kansas City 1942

B-25’s being assembled at North American Aviation, Kansas City 1942

A painter cleans the tail section of a P-51 Mustang fighter prior to spraying with olive-drab camouflage. North American Aviation plant, Inglewood, California, 1942 by Alfred Palmer.

A painter cleans the tail section of a P-51 Mustang fighter prior to spraying with olive-drab camouflage. North American Aviation plant, Inglewood, California, 1942 by Alfred Palmer.

Wrecked Panzer III tank and dead German tanker at Skirmanovo near Moscow, Russia, 1942.

Wrecked Panzer III tank and dead German tanker at Skirmanovo near Moscow, Russia, 1942.

“Kerch resident P.I. Ivanova found her husband, who was tortured by the fascist executioners.”, by Dmitri Baltermants, Kerch Crimea, 1942. [[MORE]]michaelconfoy:Source

“Kerch resident P.I. Ivanova found her husband, who was tortured by the fascist executioners.”, by Dmitri Baltermants, Kerch Crimea, 1942.

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Sergeant George Camblair learning how to use a gas mask in a practice smokescreen, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, September 1942, by Jack Delano.

Sergeant George Camblair learning how to use a gas mask in a practice smokescreen, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, September 1942, by Jack Delano.

Women assemble the Sears catalogue by hand. 1942.

Women assemble the Sears catalogue by hand. 1942.

The luxury ocean liner SS Normandie lies capsized in the icy Hudson River after catching fire while being converted into an Allied troop transport ship on Feb. 9, 1942, New York - [[MORE]]namraka:SS Normandie was an ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire, France, for the French Line Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. She entered service in 1935 as the largest and fastest passenger ship afloat; she is still the most powerful steam turbo-electric-propelled passenger ship ever built.

Her novel design and lavish interiors led many to consider her the greatest of ocean liners. Despite this, she was not a commercial success and relied partly on government subsidy to operate. During service as the flagship of the CGT, she made 139 westbound transatlantic crossings from her home port of Le Havre to New York. Normandie held the Blue Riband for the fastest transatlantic crossing at several points during her service career, during which the RMS Queen Mary was her main rival.

During World War II, Normandie was seized by US authorities at New York and renamed USS Lafayette. In 1942, the liner caught fire while being converted to a troopship, capsized onto her port side and came to rest on the mud of the Hudson River at Pier 88, the site of the current New York Passenger Ship Terminal. Although salvaged at great expense, restoration was deemed too costly and she was scrapped in October 1946. - From Wikipedia

The luxury ocean liner SS Normandie lies capsized in the icy Hudson River after catching fire while being converted into an Allied troop transport ship on Feb. 9, 1942, New York -

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Glider Training 1942

Glider Training 1942

A battery of 1,000 and 2,000 pound furnaces roaring threats to the Axis. These are rotary, oil-fired melting furnaces at Aluminum Industries Inc. Destination of the finished aluminum products is kept secret. Feb 1942

A battery of 1,000 and 2,000 pound furnaces roaring threats to the Axis. These are rotary, oil-fired melting furnaces at Aluminum Industries Inc. Destination of the finished aluminum products is kept secret. Feb 1942