Explore Interesting History, The Airplane, and more!

Explore related topics

Wearing one-piece coveralls, armed with a huge camera and a heavy parachute on her back that hung down to her knees, an RCAF photographer would lie face-down on the floor of the airplane over a piece of plexiglass and miles of open air, taking photos of the terrain below.

Canada, WWII: Three women photographers in the RCAF (WD) prepare for a mission, ca.

American nurses land in Normandy.

nurses walk along a beach in Normandy, France on July after they had waded through the surf from their landing craft. They are on their way to field hospitals to care for the wounded allied soldiers.” (AP) - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Nursing sisters of No.10 Canadian General Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, having a cup of tea upon arriving at Arromanches, France, 23 July 1944 ••• Pervading style

On Tuesday – fittingly, International Women's Day – the Canadian War Museum finally put women firmly on its research agenda.

Portrait of Helen Keller reading an embossed book. Visit the Perkins Archives flickr collection: http://www.flickr.com/photos/perkinsarchive/collections/

Helen Adams Keller (June 27 1880 – June 1 was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Josephine Baker tried to combat racism by adopting 12 children of different ethnicities from around the world.   holds in her arms her 10th adopted child, a boy from Venezuela, as another of her adopted children looks on. 1959. age 53 #actor

In this 1959 photo, Josephine Baker holds in her arms her adopted child, a boy from Venezuela, as another of her adopted children looks on. Read the article: Josephine Baker's Rainbow Tribe

vintage everyday: Beautiful Color Pictures of Canadian Women's Army Corps during World War II

The Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) was a non-combatant branch of the Canadian Army for women established during the Second World War to.

Ww2 • Lydia Litvyak, one of two Russian pilots who were the World’s Only Female Fighting Aces During Ww2

Natalya Fyodorovna Meklin – World War II Combat Pilot

"Katya Budanova (Катя Буданова), was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. With 11 air victories, she was one of the world's two female fighter aces along with Lydia Litvyak." She chose fighter ace over fashion model, apparently.

A little Russian girl touches her dead mother, in the concentration camp Ozarichi right after the liberation. 1944

historicaltimes: “ A little Russian girl touches her dead mother just after the liberation of the Ozarichi concentration camp in Belarus, March 1944 - Read More ”

U.S. Army Signal Corps "Cameraman Official" felt patch worn my Signal Photographic Companies and the Army Pictorial Service. Worn usually on the lower left sleeve.

Army Signal Corps "Cameraman Official" felt patch worn my Signal Photographic Companies and the Army Pictorial Service. Worn usually on the lower left sleeve.

Lou Marr of Daysland, Alberta was a naive farm girl when she joined the RCAF Women's Division in 1943 and trained as a photographer.

Lou Marr of Daysland, Alberta was a naive farm girl when she joined the RCAF Women's Division in 1943 and trained as a photographer.

In January 1941 it was suggested that the Women's auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) could take over the operation of barrage balloons, thereby releasing men for front-line duties.

In January 1941 it was suggested that the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) could take over the operation of barrage balloons, thereby releasing men for front-line duties.

Private Kenneth E. White and Sergeant Norman C. Quick of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit, Ortona, Italy, 6 February 1944. February 6, 1944. Library and Archives Canada MIKAN 3206656

Private Kenneth E. White and Sergeant Norman C. Quick of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit, Ortona, Italy, 6 February February Library and Archives Canada MIKAN 3206656

After her husband was killed in WWII, Violette Szabo began working for the resistance. In her work, she helped to sabotage a railroad and passed along secret information. She was captured and executed at a concentration camp at age 23.

Women In History

Pinterest
Search