Richard D. "Dick" Winters anofficer of the United States Army and a decorated war veteran. He is best known for commanding Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, during World War II, He fought in normandy,france Operation market garden,holland Bastogn,belgium And of coarse Germany #majordickwinters#bandofbrothers
In 1941, the U.S. began to form a hand-picked army to fight in Europe; its troops were composed of artists, designers, actors, meteorologists, and sound technicians, and their true mission was not to fight, but to deceive the German army. Their props were inflatable tanks and pyrotechnics; their tools camouflage, “spoof” radio plays, special effects, and sonic deception. Their last “disappearing act” was to vanish from history. Officially they were the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops.
Sgt. John Basilone (Band of Brothers) Congressional Medal of Honor recipient for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action against enemy Japanese forces, above and beyond the call of duty, while serving with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division in the Lunga Area. Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on 24 and 25 October 1942. Read more about his story via The Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
Soldiers from the US 89th Infantry Division cross the Rhine River from St.Goar to St.Goarshausen in assault boats under German fire, 26th March 1945. Photographer's note: "I drew an assault boat to cross in - just my luck. We all tried to crawl under each other, the lead was flying around like hail." (Colourised by Royston Leonard)
Men of the 2nd Armored Division wearing HBT camouflage, a rare appearance during the war in Europe. An unfortunate result was that they were shot at by other Allied soldiers who identified camo uniforms with the Germans.