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Crimea, 1942: Two German grenadiers (the one on the right, a sergeant) armed with the MP-38 SMG photographed shortly after receiving the Iron Cross 2nd Class for bravery. The medal can be seen hanging from a buttonhole on the sergeant's tunic and similarly for the other grenadier.

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John Russell-actor-1942-Marines-received a battlefield Commission and was wounded and highly decorated for valor at Guadalcanal.

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John Russell - in 1942 he enlisted in the Marine Corps where he received a battlefield commission and was wounded and highly decorated for valor at Guadalcanal.

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28 Badass Historic Pictures Of Women During WWII

Members of the Watford Womens Home Defense Unit practice their aim on the rifle range, as other members wait their turn to shoot in 1942 (left). This unit was composed mainly of business and professional women who took the rifle instruction during their leisure time.

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Siegfried Grabert (11 January 1916 – 25 July 1942) was a highly decorated Major der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Siegfried Grabert was killed on 25 July 1942 during a commando operation to destroy a dam between Rostov and Bataisk. Russia…

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