WWII. Yasha Dzhugashvili (center), Stalin's son from his first marriage, is seen here after he surrendered to the Germans in 1941. Recently released Russian documents suggest that Yasha was written off by his father because of his surrender. Yasha later committed suicide by falling on the electrified fence of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in April 1943.
June 6, 1942: The Battle of Midway begins with a predawn torpedo strike by U. S. Navy PBY Catalinas against Japanese ships, which damages an oiler. Eventually, all four Japanese carriers are destroyed. This loss causes the Japanese to cancel the Midway operation and withdraw. It is widely considered to be the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. Pictured here: Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless, which inflicted damage on Japanese aircraft carriers