Sadly, he and his father were estranged following Gregory’s first marriage, although he’s said to have enjoyed his father’s portrayal of him in 1970’s Islands in the Stream.
Flight Sergeant James Hyde with mascot dog „Dingo.“ Hyde was killed when his Spitfire was shot down by German fighters near Nijmegen, Holland, on 25 September 1944 ??
To be a pilot during wartime is to look death in the face and dare it to give you a try. It’s not a task for the faint a heart, and it’s one of those positions that almost insures loss of life or at the very least an injury.
Sergeant James Hyde gave his life fighting for freedom during World War II, and even if you ignore the fact that he had to leave his little doggo buddy in the care of someone else it’s sad to think that his family was never able to see him again. The knowledge that Hyde is forever a war hero must have brought some solace, but it’s still heartbreaking to think about all the men we lost during such an awful war.
There’s no type of person who symbolized an entire generation as much as the flapper. These young women loved to dance, and embraced a culture of freedom that many older people felt was outrageous at the time.
Flappers pushed everything they could to the limit, from the concept about how someone should behave in public (especially women), to the mores surrounding sexual freedom in a decade when people were incredibly buttoned up.
These women were famous for the outfits, with flapper dresses revealing a woman’s calves (gasp!) and containing plunging necklines that showed off more than polite society was used to.
Russian survivor liberated by the U.S. Army in Buchenwald camp in Germany identified a former guard from SS who was brutally beating prisoners. Taken on June 5, 1945
Following the end of World War 2 there was extreme chaos in Europe. Not only because of the major restructuring that glint openers occurred following the crashing of the Axis, but also because of the release of prisoners for Nazi concentration camps.
Many of the survivors took it upon themselves to seek out their tormentors and bring them to justice. At the time it wasn’t like there was a computer database of everyone who worked in a concentration camp, and unless someone was cp they could pretend that they were somewhere else during the war.
Many former soldiers attempted to lie their way around a war crimes accusation, but the memories of concentration camp survivors are long and they crave justice.
A Women Air Force Service Pilot during World War 2
Now this is a cool shot. During World War II, the WASPs (that’s Women Airforce Service Pilots) were tasked with taking noncombat military flights, making them the first women to take charge of U.S. military aircraft. There were about 1,100 of them in all.
The WASPs logged more than 60 million miles in the skky behind every possible military aircraft. They were living proof that women can do everything that men can – and look better doing it.
After England insured a victory over Germany in was dismantled, but people never forgot the importance that these women played in the final World War.
Japanese-American college students during their relocation to an internment camp. Sacramento, 1942
Even with the sad fate of years in an internment camp ahead of them these young students are clearly making the best of a bad situation – that’s the kind of thing that friends are good for.