Margaret Bourke-Whites strangely beautiful damaged negatives from LIFE’s first cover story.
World War II pin honouring Pearl Harbour hero
Doris “Dorie” Miller (October 12, 1919 – November 24, 1943) was a cook in the United States Navy noted for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross, the third highest honor awarded by the U.S. Navy at the time, after the Medal of Honor and the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (today the Navy Cross precedes the Navy Distinguished Service Medal). Miller took over a machine gun aboard the USS West Virginia and was officially credited with downing two Japanese planes. He was honored as one of the first heroes of World War II, and six months after the attack was given the Navy Cross by Admiral Chester Nimitz.
Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia.
U.S. military tanks parade near the Capitol Building in Washington DC, 1947.
Photograph by Volkmar K. Wentzel, National Geographic
Wow very goof picture. Seems like they are old light tanks. I guess they didn’t want the big ones rumbling fown the road.
The Ballroom of Catherine Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Russia.
Screaming on the Cyclone, Coney Island, 1955.
By Harold Feinstein
June 17, 1928: Amelia Earhart Takes Off on Landmark Flight
On this day in 1928, Amelia Earhart began her transatlantic flight, the first by a woman. Earhart and her team left from Trepassey Harbor in Newfoundland and landed in Burry Port, Wales, nearly twenty one hours later. The landmark flight made headlines around the world.
When the crew returned to the United States, they were greeted with a parade in New York and enjoyed a reception at the White House with President Calvin Coolidge. This monumental flight made “Lady Lindy” the best known female flier and one of America’s first celebrities.
Three weeks before her 40th birthday, Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean and her story became legend.
Soup time in the trench.June 1916.