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Photograph of Sailors Paying Tribute to Casualties of the Pearl Harbor Attack at a Hawaiian Islands Cemetery

Photograph of Sailors Paying Tribute to Casualties of the Pearl Harbor...

Original caption: Sailors pay tribute to casualties of the Pearl Harbor attack at a Hawaiian Islands cemetery, circa Spring 1942, possibly Memorial Day. ... more

Photograph of a B-26 Martin Marauder Giving Cover to the Landing Craft on the Beaches of France

Photograph of a B-26 Martin Marauder Giving Cover to the Landing Craft...

Original caption: One of the many B-26 Martin Marauders of the 9th AF is shown over the coast of France during the early morning giving a cover to the landing craft shown on the beaches below. These hard-hitti... more

Aerial Photograph of Franklin Roosevelt's Inauguration in 1941

Aerial Photograph of Franklin Roosevelt's Inauguration in 1941

Black and White and Color Photographs of U.S. Air Force and Predecessor Agencies Activities, Facilities and Personnel - World War II and Korean War

Photograph of Pearl Harbor

Photograph of Pearl Harbor

Original caption: Pearl Harbor, HI. Thick smoke rolls out of a burning ship during the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. December 7, 1941. Col... more

Photograph of Lt. Louis Zamperini, Former NCAA [National Collegiate Athletic Association] Miler and Olympic Team Member, Bombardier, on Lt. Russel A. Phillips' Plane, Examining 20 mm Japanese Explosive Shell Hole in the Side of Fuselage

Photograph of Lt. Louis Zamperini, Former NCAA [National Collegiate At...

Original caption: War Theatre #23 (Funafuti, Ellice Island) Airplanes, Battle Damage. Black and White and Color Photographs of U.S. Air Force and Predecessor Agencies Activities, Facilities and Personnel - Wor... more

Photograph of Lt. Lou Zamperini, Bombardier, Examining the Damage a Japanese Cannon Shell did to His Liberator

Photograph of Lt. Lou Zamperini, Bombardier, Examining the Damage a Ja...

Original caption: Theatre #23 Funafuti, Ellice Island - Lt. Lou Zamperini, bombardier, examines damage a Jap cannon shell from an intercepting Zero over Nauru did to his Liberator, The Zero got three other cann... more

M-4 Sherman Tanks Lined up in a Snow Covered Field, near St. Vith, Belgium

M-4 Sherman Tanks Lined up in a Snow Covered Field, near St. Vith, Bel...

Original caption: Lined up in a snow-covered field, near St. Vith, Belgium are the M-4 Sherman tanks of the10th Tank Bn. Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity

Wreckage in St. Vith, Belgium

Wreckage in St. Vith, Belgium

Original caption: Here is a portion of the wreckage in St. Vith, Belgium, after units of the 7th Armored Division, took the town. Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity

Aerial Photograph of the Landing Operation on the French Coast Showing Three LSTs Stuck in Shallow Water off Shore

Aerial Photograph of the Landing Operation on the French Coast Showing...

Original caption: Aerial view of the landing operation on the French Coast shows three LST's stuck in shallow water a couple of hundred yards off shore. A line of tanks and vehicles scuttles through the heady ... more

Photograph of Paratroopers just before They Took off for the Initial Assault of D-Day

Photograph of Paratroopers just before They Took off for the Initial A...

Original caption: See You in Berlin. Resolute faces of paratroopers just before they took off for the initial assault of D-Day. Paratrooper in foreground has just read Gen. Eisenhower's message of good luck a... more

Yanks Trudge through Snow from Humpange, Belgium to St. Vith

Yanks Trudge through Snow from Humpange, Belgium to St. Vith

Original caption: Tanks trudge through snow from Humpange, Belgium to St. Vith. Soldiers are with Co. Co. 23rd Armored Bn., of the 7th Armored Division. Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity

Photograph of American Troops on LCT Preparing for Normandy Invasion

Photograph of American Troops on LCT Preparing for Normandy Invasion

Original caption: These American troops have loaded their equipment onto an LCT and are waiting the signal for the assault against the Continent. Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity

Photograph of American Troops on LCT Preparing for Normandy Invasion

Photograph of American Troops on LCT Preparing for Normandy Invasion

Original caption: View of an LCT with American troops and equipment loaded aboard awaiting the signal for the assault against the continent. Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity

Photograph of American Troops Loading into LSIs in Britain for the Normandy Invasion

Photograph of American Troops Loading into LSIs in Britain for the Nor...

Original caption: American troops load onto LSIs at a port in Britain where barrage balloons have been anchored for protection against strafing and low level bombings. Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity

Photograph of American Troops Marching through the Streets of a British Port Town on Their Way to the Docks in Preparation for the Normandy Invasion

Photograph of American Troops Marching through the Streets of a Britis...

Original caption: These American troops are marching through the streets of a British port town on their way to the docks where they will be loaded into landing craft for the big assault. Color Photographs of ... more

Photograph of Jeeps Being Driven into the Open Doors of a LCT in Preparation for the Normandy Invasion

Photograph of Jeeps Being Driven into the Open Doors of a LCT in Prepa...

Original caption: Jeeps being driven into the open doors of an LCT at a port in Britain in preparation for D-Day. Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity

Photograph of Roll Call before D-Day Assault

Photograph of Roll Call before D-Day Assault

Original caption: This is the last roll call for the men before they board landing craft for the big assault on the European continent. Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity

Photograph of Men and Equipment in Landing Craft Preparing for Normandy Invasion

Photograph of Men and Equipment in Landing Craft Preparing for Normand...

Original caption: Men and equipment are massed together in landing craft in preparation for the big assault on the European continent. England. Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity

Photograph of Men and Assault Vehicles Storming the Beaches of Normandy

Photograph of Men and Assault Vehicles Storming the Beaches of Normand...

Original caption: Men and assault vehicles storm the beaches of Normandy as allied landing craft make a dent in Germany's West Wall on June 6, 1944. As wave after wave of landing craft unload their cargo, men ... more

American Soldiers Man a Dug-In Mortar Emplacement near St. Vith, Belgium

American Soldiers Man a Dug-In Mortar Emplacement near St. Vith, Belgi...

Original caption: American soldiers man a dug-in mortar emplacement near St. Vith, Belgium. Left to right: Pvt. R. W. Fierdo, Wyahogn Falls, Ohio, S/Sgt. Adam J. Celinca, Windsor, Conn., and T/Sgt. W. O. Thom... more

Snowsuited Soldiers Walk through the Snow Covered Streets of St. Vith, Belgium

Snowsuited Soldiers Walk through the Snow Covered Streets of St. Vith,...

Original caption: Snowsuited soldiers walk through the snow-covered streets of St. Vith, Belgium. These men are with the Co.C, 48th Bn, 7th Armored Div. Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity

Photograph of Soldiers in Company F of the 2nd Battalion of the 7th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Division in Front of Netting Used to Conceal Their Movement
Photograph of a Marine Landing at Danang, Vietnam

Photograph of a Marine Landing at Danang, Vietnam

Color Photographs of Marine Corps Activities in Vietnam

Photograph of Specialist 4th Class Jackie Coulter Holding a Dog that had Survived an Airstrike in a Village Near Laikhe

Photograph of Specialist 4th Class Jackie Coulter Holding a Dog that h...

Original caption: SP4 Jackie Coulter (Lafayette, GA) 1st Inf Div holds dog that had survived air strike in village near Laikhe, Rvn., during "Operation Buckskin". Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity

Photograph of Specialist 4th Class McClanton Miller Kneeling in Dense Brush Waiting for Orders to Move Forward

Photograph of Specialist 4th Class McClanton Miller Kneeling in Dense ...

Original caption: Operation "Van Buren" a combined allied operation of Military Forces of the Republic of Korea, Republic of Vietnam and the United States 101st Abn Bde, was to deny the vital rice harvest to th... more

Photograph of Catholic Chaplain Captain Bruno Massoti Conducts Services for Troops during the Operation

Photograph of Catholic Chaplain Captain Bruno Massoti Conducts Service...

Original caption: Operation "Van Buren" a combined allied operation of Military Forces of the Republic of Korea, Republic of Vietnam and the United States 101st Abn Bde. The operation was to deny the vital ric... more

Photograph of Troops Moving across a Rice Field in Search of Viet Cong

Photograph of Troops Moving across a Rice Field in Search of Viet Cong

Original caption: Operation "Van Buren" a combined allied operation of Military Forces of the Republic of Korea, Republic of Vietnam and the United States 101st Abn Bde, was to deny the vital rice harvest to th... more

Photograph of Members of the Long Range Reconnaissance Team Moving through Rough Terrain Searching for Viet Cong near Tuy Hoa

Photograph of Members of the Long Range Reconnaissance Team Moving thr...

Original caption: Members of the Long Range Reconnaissance Team, Co C, 2nd Bn, 502nd Inf Regt, 1st Bde, 101st Abn Div move through rough terrain searching for the Viet Cong near Tuy Hoa, during Operation "Harri... more

Photograph of 1st Lieutenant Ronald Baker being Evacuated

Photograph of 1st Lieutenant Ronald Baker being Evacuated

Original caption: 1Lt Ronald Baker (Tucson, Ariz), Executive Officer, Co B, 6th Armor, 25th Inf Div, is evacuated by helicopter after being wounded while staging a fire mission against the Viet Cong. Color P... more

Photograph of Men from the 1st Cavalry Division Waiting for a Helicopter at the Landing Zone

Photograph of Men from the 1st Cavalry Division Waiting for a Helicopt...

Original caption: The An/Arc-122 radio console set is used in UH-1D helicopters by the 1st cavalry division (Airmobiles) at division, brigade and battalion level to coordinate any form of mission with his entir... more

Photograph of a M-102, 105mm Howitzer Firing at Suspected Viet Cong

Photograph of a M-102, 105mm Howitzer Firing at Suspected Viet Cong

Original caption: The An/Arc-122 radio console set is used in UH-1D helicopters by the 1st cavalry division (Airmobiles) at division, brigade and battalion level to coordinate any form of mission with his entir... more

Photograph of the 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade being Heli-lifted by UH-1D Helicopters

Photograph of the 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigad...

Original caption: The 4th Bn., 503rd Inf., 173rd Airborne Bde., is heli-lifted by UH-1D helicopters to the brigade's forward base camp in Xuan Loc province after successfully completing a search and destroy mis... more

Republic of Vietnam. Operation "DASPO". SSG Howard G. Breedlove, Combat Photographer, DASPO, Wades Through Knee Deep Water in Rice Paddies During an Infantry Sweep Through the Rice Paddies off the Main Highway Leading to Cu Chi from Saigon
Photograph of Private Milton L. Cook Firing His M-60 Machine Gun into an Area Where a Viet Cong Sniper was Spotted

Photograph of Private Milton L. Cook Firing His M-60 Machine Gun into ...

Original caption: On 8 Jan. 1967, "C" Co., 2nd Bn., 5th Mech Inf. Bde., 25th Inf. Div., operated as a blocking force on Operation Cedar Falls in the Filhol Plantation by the Saigon River, ten (10) miles northea... more

Photograph of a Member of the 3rd Platoon Resting inside a M-133 Armored Personnel Carrier

Photograph of a Member of the 3rd Platoon Resting inside a M-133 Armor...

Original caption: On 8 Jan. 1967, "C" Co., 2nd Bn., 5th Mech Inf. Bde., 25th Inf. Div., operated as a blocking force on Operation Cedar Falls in the Filhol Plantation by the Saigon River, ten (10) miles northea... more

Photograph of Sergeant Ronald A. Payne Checking a Tunnel Entrance before Entering it to Search for Viet Cong

Photograph of Sergeant Ronald A. Payne Checking a Tunnel Entrance befo...

Original caption: Sgt. Ronald A. Payne (Atlanta, GA), Squad Leader, Co. A, 1st Bn, 5th Mech Inf., 25th Inf. Div., checks a tunnel entrance before entering it to search for Viet Cong and their equipment, during ... more

Photograph of Helicopter Training Exercises

Photograph of Helicopter Training Exercises

Original caption: The 5th Bn., 7th Cav., 1st (Airmobile) cavalry division at An Khe, South Vietnam conducts training exercises on helicopter repelling a quick exit from an airborne helicopter. Members of Compa... more

Photograph of Troops Climbing up a Rocky Mountain during Operation Thayer II

Photograph of Troops Climbing up a Rocky Mountain during Operation Tha...

Original caption: On 6-7 Feb. 67, Company "A", 1st Bn., 5th Cav., 1st Cav. Div. (Airmobile), on Operation "Thayer II" conducted a search and destroy mission against the Viet Cong in the An Lao Valley approximat... more

Photograph of Members of Company "A" Return to Base Camp with Viet Cong Prisoners during Operation Thayer II

Photograph of Members of Company "A" Return to Base Camp with Viet Con...

Original caption: On 6-7 Feb. 67, Company "A", 1st Bn., 5th Cav., 1st Cav. Div. (Airmobile), on Operation "Thayer II" conducted a search and destroy mission against the Viet Cong in the An Lao Valley approximat... more

Photograph of Staff Sergeant Harry F. Mitchell Firing a 50 Caliber Machine Gun during Operation Junction City

Photograph of Staff Sergeant Harry F. Mitchell Firing a 50 Caliber Mac...

Original caption: SSG Harry F. Mitchell, (Austin, TX), Pit Sgt. C Troop, 1st Squad, 11th Armor Cav. Rget., fires a 50 Cal machine gun from the top of an M-113 APC at an unknown number of VC during Operation Jun... more

Photograph of Civilian Irregular Defense Group Trainees Firing a M-79 Grenade Launchers

Photograph of Civilian Irregular Defense Group Trainees Firing a M-79 ...

Original caption: Camp Trai Trung Sup, the 3rd Corps Basic Training Center for the Civilian Irregular Defense Group (CIDG), is commanded by the Vietnamese Special Forces (LLDB) and advised by Detachment "A", 5t... more

Photograph of Members of Company "A" Moving to the Perimeter of the Landing Zone during Operation Cook

Photograph of Members of Company "A" Moving to the Perimeter of the La...

Original caption: Elements of Co A, 2nd Bn, 502nd Inf., 101st Abn Bde, move to and secure a Landing Zone on a mountain top in the Quang Ngai Province, approximately 320 miles northeast of Saigon, after suspensi... more

Photograph of Specialist 4th Class Hendrick Greenwould Eating His First Hot Meal in the Past Five Days during Operation Cook

Photograph of Specialist 4th Class Hendrick Greenwould Eating His Firs...

Original caption: Elements of Co A, 2nd Bn, 502nd Inf., 101st Abn Bde, move to and secure a Landing Zone on a mountain top in the Quang Ngai Province, approximately 320 miles northeast of Saigon, after suspensi... more

Photograph of Private Michael J. Mendoza Firing His M-16 Rifle Into a Valley during Operation Cook

Photograph of Private Michael J. Mendoza Firing His M-16 Rifle Into a ...

Original caption: Elements of Co A, 2nd Bn, 502nd Inf., 101st Abn Bde, move to and secure a Landing Zone on a mountain top in the Quang Ngai Province, approximately 320 miles northeast of Saigon, after suspensi... more

Photograph of General William C. Westmoreland Watching Ceremonies

Photograph of General William C. Westmoreland Watching Ceremonies

Original caption: Queens Cobra arrives in Vietnam. Gen. William C. Westmoreland, CG, MACV, watched the ceremonies on the arrival of the Royal Thai Volunteer Ret. In Vietnam. Color Photographs... more

Photograph of the Mobile Riverine Force

Photograph of the Mobile Riverine Force

Original caption: Mobile Riverine Force. The US Naval Ship, BENEWAH is used by the MRF as a troop ship, berthing all the troops of the MRF and is equipped with a floating pier for all smaller boats. On the to... more

Photograph of the Mobile Riverine Force

Photograph of the Mobile Riverine Force

Original caption: Mobile Riverine Force. After landing on the beach, troops move on to the land assault in a heavily vegetated area. Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity

Photograph of the Mobile Riverine Force

Photograph of the Mobile Riverine Force

Original caption: Mobile Riverine Force. After landing on the beach, troops move on to the land assault in a heavily vegetated area. Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity

Photograph of Children Sitting in a Special Forces Jeep

Photograph of Children Sitting in a Special Forces Jeep

Original caption: Special Forces Activities. Vietnamese children sit in a Special Forces jeep while members of Det A, 344th, 5th Sp. Forces Gp, 1st Sp Forces, visit their village to check the living conditions... more

Photograph of the Recovery of a UH-1C Gunship

Photograph of the Recovery of a UH-1C Gunship

Original caption: Flyaway Pack (Field Recovery). The recovery section of the 56th Transportation Co, (ADS), based in TAN SON NHUT, recovered a UH-1C Gunship of the 9th Inf Div that was shot down near Tan An Ci... more

Photograph of Soldiers Observing Artillery Rounds Hitting Their Objective

Photograph of Soldiers Observing Artillery Rounds Hitting Their Object...

Original caption: Members of Co C, 2nd Bn, 35th Inf, 3rd Bde, 4th Inf Div, observe artillery rounds hitting their objective prior to their conducting a search and destroy operation in the Quang Ngai Province, 2... more

Photograph of Soldiers Unloading from UH-1D Helicopters

Photograph of Soldiers Unloading from UH-1D Helicopters

Original caption: Members of Co D, 2nd Bn, 35th Inf, 3rd Bde, 4th Inf Div, offload from UH-1D helicopters at the LZ during a helicopter combat assault and a one day search and destroy mission in the Quang Ngai ... more

Photograph of Soldiers Unloading from a Ch-47A Chinook Helicopter

Photograph of Soldiers Unloading from a Ch-47A Chinook Helicopter

Original caption: Members of Co D, 2nd Bn, 35th Inf, 3rd Bde, 4th Inf Div, unload from a CH-47A Chinook helicopter at the Landing Zone to conduct a helicopter combat assault and a one day search and destroy mis... more

Photograph of Private James E. Stadig and Other Members of His Company Come out of a Viet Cong Cave

Photograph of Private James E. Stadig and Other Members of His Company...

Original caption: PFC James E. Stadig (Solvang, Calif.), rifleman, and other members of Co D, 2nd Bn, 35th Inf, 3rd Bde, 4th Inf Div, come out of a Viet Cong cave after checking it for Viet Cong men or equipmen... more

Photograph of Soldiers Moving up a Hill to Check Out a Hut

Photograph of Soldiers Moving up a Hill to Check Out a Hut

Original caption: Members of Co D, 2nd Bn, 35th Inf, 3rd Bde, 4th Inf Div, move up a hill to check out a hut during a one day search and destroy mission in the Quang Ngai Province, 8 km west of Duc Pho. ... more

Photograph of Staff Sergeant Hugh L. Maple Playing with a Vietnamese Child

Photograph of Staff Sergeant Hugh L. Maple Playing with a Vietnamese C...

Original caption: PFC James E. Stadig (Solvang, Calif.), rifleman, and other members of Co D, 2nd Bn, 35th Inf, 3rd Bde, 4th Inf Div, come out of a Viet Cong cave after checking it for Viet Cong men or equipmen... more

Photograph of Private Fred L. Greenleaf Crossing a Deep Irrigation Canal during Operation Bang Dong

Photograph of Private Fred L. Greenleaf Crossing a Deep Irrigation Can...

Original caption: Operation "Bang Dong". PFC Fred L. Greenleaf, Co "C", 3rd Bn, 7th Inf, 199th Light Inf Bde, crosses a deep irrigation canal along with other members of the company who are enroute to a Viet C... more

Photograph of Private Daniel R. Bauer Crossing a Deep Irrigation Canal during Operation Bang Dong

Photograph of Private Daniel R. Bauer Crossing a Deep Irrigation Canal...

Original caption: Operation "Bang Dong". PFC Daniel R. Bauer, (Los Angeles, Calif.), Cinematographer, US Army Special Photo Det, crosses a deep irrigation canal. Color Photographs... more

First Mars Surface Photo

First Mars Surface Photo

The image above is the first photograph ever taken from the surface of Mars. It was taken by the Viking 1 lander shortly after it touched down on Mars on July 20, 1976. Part of footpad #2 can be seen in the low... more