On November 21, 1942, the Alaska Highway is formerly opened (although it is not usable by general vehicles until 1943). The highway was built during WWII to connect the contiguous U.S. to Alaska through Canada.
"This grave marker was discovered by US troops on Kiska Island (Aleutians) in a small graveyard in August 1943. The marker was made and placed by Japanese soldiers, after they had buried an American pilot who had crashed on the island. The marker reads: "Sleeping here, a brave air-hero who lost youth and happiness for his Mother land. July 25 - Nippon Army". A small gesture of humanity amid the Apocalypse."
American soldiers land on the shore near Salerno during the Allied invasion of Italy, photographed by George Rodger (September 3, 1943). The main force landed around Salerno on the western coast in Operation Avalanche, while two supporting operations took place in Calabria (Operation Baytown) and Taranto (Operation Slapstick).
Soldiers of the Poglavnik guards brigade, an elite unit of the Ustasha Ctoatian militia, undated. The Ustasha collaborated with the Germans as forces belonging to the "Independent State of Croatia" during WW2. They were responsible for atrocities and genocide against Serbs, Muslims, and anti-Nazi Croats. After the war, the Ustasha was disbanded and many of its leaders were imprisoned on executed by the communist government of Marshal Tito.