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US Navy ordnanceman loading caliber ammunition for a Buffalo fighter, Naval Air Station Miami, Florida, United States, 9 Apr 1943

From the archives of LIFE magazine, mother and baby wearing gas masks during gas preparations test during WWII. Photo Credit: Hand Wild.

Mother and baby wearing gas masks during gas preparations test during WWII. Location: London, United Kingdom Date taken: 1941 Photographer: Hans Wild Size: 1036 x 1280 pixels x inches)

Corsair & Pilot (Ace)

Lt (JG) Tom ‘TK’ Killefer of after Force Landing, Nissan Island, March 1944

Celebrating the end of WW2

Celebrating the end of WW2

Easter Sunday April 9th 1944 aboard the USS Duane

Easter Sunday April 1944 aboard the USS Duane

Bomber nose art...may be my most favorite nose art EVER! Love this song...

Wwii 868th,72bs,370th,5bg,72bs,5bg 31bs bomber nose art

Faces Of The World War II 24

While in the US, women were working at factories while men were fighting in WWII, Russian women fought with their male counterparts as equal soldiers. Both had their roles to play, and show that war affects entire societies, not just the soldiers.

A British anti-aircraft crew build a snowman near their entrenched 40mm Bofors gun, somewhere in Italy, 6th January 1945. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Gunners build a snowman near their Bofors anti-aircraft gun, Italy, 6 January

August 1943: Felice Schragenheim, a Jew living in Berlin, and Lilly Wust, mother of 4 and wife of a Nazi soldier, had a private picnic and took a few photos of themselves as a couple. That night, Felice was arrested by the Gestapo. She died at 22 in a concentration camp; Lilly lived into her 90's. The 1999 film "Aimée & Jaguar" tells the story of their passionate affair in wartime Berlin.

The doomed affair that inspired a touching film

Felice Schragenheim and Lilly Wust are known for their tragic love between a jew and a non jew during the Nazi era. Portrayed in the 1999 movie Aimée & Jaguar.

Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis, senior supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Dept. of the Naval Air Base, talking with one of the men, Corpus Christi, Texas

Color photos revealed from 1942 of Navy cadets preparing for WWII

Eloise J. Ellis, senior supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Dept. of the Naval Air Base, talking with one of the men, Corpus Christi, Texas (LOC)

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