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Portrait of an American fighter pilot Francis “Gabby” Gabreski. He flew P-40 fighters, “Spitfire” and P-47. Altogether during the war shot down 28 German planes. Later, during the Korean War, won 6 more personal and a group victory.

Portrait of an Polish/American fighter pilot Francis “Gabby” Gabreski. He flew fighters, “Spitfire” and Altogether during the war shot down 28 German planes. Later, during the Korean War, won 6 more personal and a group victory.

Dorothy Maguire, member of the Girls Professional Baseball League established during World War II when most of the men in the major and minor leagues were at war.

Dorothy Maguire, member of the Girls Professional Baseball League established during World War II when most of the men in the major and minor leagues were at war. Kalamazoo, Michigan, had a team during this period - the Lassies.

From 1943-1954, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League allowed over 600 women a chance to play professional baseball. This is what the movie A League of Their Own is about. Even though I've seen the movie, I am still fascinated with these old photos. The women in the factories and on the fields during WWII were the coolest ever.

Mary "Binnie" Baker Plays Catcher For All American Girls Baseball League on the South Bend Team (Photographic Print by Wallace Kirkland)

During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots. http://tinyurl.com/7xmk38w

During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.

Just so everyone is aware, this has nothing to do with love, "legend" says, this man didn't even know this woman, He had been overseas for 5 years, and the moment they all came home he grabbed this young women and kissed her. She told the press over 62 years later, that she never saw that man again, but she enjoyed every minute of there 2 minute fling. True story.

V-J Day in Times Square- by Alfred Eisenstaedt. An American sailor kissing a woman in a white dress on Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) in Times Square, New York City, on August