Groundsmen refuel a Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb ZD-Z of No 222 Squadron RAF, from a tractor-towed petrol browser, while amourers replenish it's .303 machine guns - North Weald, Essex, England - World War 2
Private John L. Drugan and Pal, May 1945 Pal was responsible for saving an entire Marine platoon from an ambush on Okinawa after discovering a hidden Japanese machine gun nest. Military dogs were commonly used by the Marines in the Pacific for this specific task, along with sniffing out mines, dug in hidden Japaneses soldiers and more importantly, snipers.
Hawker Hurricane returning from a mission during the Battle of Britain ~ "Never in the field of conflict was so much owed by so many to so few" ~ Winston Churchill, 20/8/1940. Referring to the outnumbered British pilots who were fighting the Battle of Britain, the pivotal air battle with the German Luftwaffe, with Britain expecting invasion if the battle was lost.
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.