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Pilot in Command: Remembering an Aviator Who Changed the World

Sabra Gertsch | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
Sabra Gertsch

He believed the B-47 Stratojet was the most elegant machine he'd ever seen and insisted it was the crown jewel of the jet age. His fearless acrobatics trained the large jet to toss a nuclear bomb, and he logged more hours flying that swept-wing wonder than any other Boeing test pilot.

Wishes for Our Warriors

Jeremy Bloom | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Bloom

Seven years ago, I started Wish of a Lifetime, a non-profit that grants lifelong wishes to the oldest people in our country, because they are the forgotten ones and we aim to change that.

These Photos Show Dresden Rise From The Ashes Of World War II

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

On Feb. 13 and Feb. 14, 1945, in the last year of World War II, American and British bombers flattened the German city of Dresden, engulfing the pictu...

These Photos Capture Both The Exuberant And Tense Feel Of America After WWII

Zócalo Public Square | Jia-Rui Cook | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

From Zócalo Public Square If hashtags had existed right after World War II, America’s would’ve been #winning. Besides emerging victorious ...

These Bizarre Gas Mask Photos From WWII Britain Show Life During Wartime

Posted 06.01.2014 | World

During World War II, Germany pummeled Britain for months on end with heavy bombing raids in a 1940-41 campaign termed the "Blitz" -- meaning lightning...

These Photos Show WWII History Just Beneath The Surface Of Our Cities

Posted 05.21.2014 | World

Behind every wall, under every paving stone, there are layers of hidden stories that ordinarily remain confined to history books. Thanks to artist...

LOOK: Stunning Color Photos Give Rare Glimpse Into Nazi-Occupied Poland

Posted 10.16.2013 | World

Until the German invasion in 1939, the Polish capital of Warsaw was a vibrant center of Jewish life, home to some 350,000 Jews and the second-largest ...

LOOK: Rare Photos Of Hitler's Secret Bunker

Posted 04.30.2013 | World

In the final weeks of April 1945, Soviet and German forces fought viciously for control of Berlin. With WWII drawing to a close, tens of thousands of ...

Man Who Helped End Censorship Of WWII Photos Dies

AP | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

GREENWICH, Conn. -- A Connecticut man who helped get a groundbreaking photograph of dead American soldiers published during World War II, has died, hi...

LOOK: Rare Images Of American Bombers In WWII

Posted 03.19.2013 | World

Though much has been made of unmanned drone strikes lately, LIFE Magazine harkens back to a time in which the focus of America's war effort were the b...

8 Intimate, Beautiful WWII Photos

Ransom Riggs | Posted 12.18.2012 | Books
Ransom Riggs

What interested me about the photos -- even more than the images themselves, at first -- was that they were available for sale at all. I wondered how people could give up pictures of their great-grandparents or why complete strangers would want them.

LOOK: Americans Contribute To The War Effort

Posted 05.02.2012 | World

Women wielding hand drills assemble dive-bombers and an infantryman crouching next to tires brandishes a Garand rifle; these scenes in the photos belo...