A B-24 Liberator of the 389th Bomb Group goes down during a raid over Ludwigshaven, 7 January 1944. Passed for publication 16 Jan 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: '7/1/44. 157/RFWD 164. 389 BG B-24 Bomb Bay afire goes down 7 Jan 1944 after fighter attac
World War II Photograph: From the big mouth of a Coast Guard-manned LST, freight cars of the Army Transportation Corps pour onto a railroad in France after being ferried from England. Equipped with rail tracks on the tank deck, the big tank landing ship serves as a floating link between railways in Britain and France, helping to expedite the flow of supplies to Allied armies on the Western Front.
A London family stretches out on the platform of a subway station in London, Sept. 20, 1940, seeking sleep during a night of air raids. All except the baby have their eyes closed. This air raid shelter, regarded by Londoners as bomb proof because of its depth in the ground, is one of the Not de Luxe havens. (AP Photo)