In the early morning hours of March 24, 1945, a massive WWII airborne operation known as Operation Varsity launched with an attempt to deploy 17,000 American and British Airborne troops across the Rhine River. It was the largest single-day airborne operation in history. C-47 Transport Planes Release Hundreds of Paratroopers during Operation Varsity. In the final months of WWII, Western Allied Forces advanced east into Germany. This meant crossing numerous rivers, many of which no longer had...
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Over 22,000 professionally-trained female nurses were recruited by the American Red Cross to serve in the U.S. Army between 1917 and 1919 — and over 10,000 of these served near the Western Front. More than 1,500 nurses served in the U.S. Navy during this period, and several hundred worked for the American Red Cross.
Together We Served shares what weapons and technology that the US used during World War I that are still used in present day warfare.
Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware was born in Denver on November 23, 1915. His military career began on July 9, 1941, when he undertook his basic training at Camp Roberts, California, following his induction into the Army under the Selective Service Act. He attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry on July 18, 1942.
Navy to Name Aircraft Carrier for Pearl Harbor Hero Doris Miller
Description: The Navy’s latest aircraft carrier will be named for Pearl Harbor hero Doris Miller. Together We Served examines this great honor.
History’s greatest guitarist started out in an Army band, and its the one and only Jimi Hendrix! Find out more about the legendary musician and his time in the Army.