German pilot descending to the ground in parachute, near Anzio, Italy, 21 Mar 1944; note Humber Reconnaissance Car Mk III in foregroundGerman SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicle on a road, Russia, 21 Mar 1944, photo 1 of 2; note destroyed Russian (American-made) M4 Sherman medium tank in backgroundGerman SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicle on a road, Russia, 21 Mar 1944, photo 2 of 2; note destroyed Russian (American-made) M4 Sherman medium tank in backgroundGerman SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicles and Panzer IV tanks in Russia, 21 Mar 1944, photo 1 of 2
German pilot descending to the ground in parachute, near Anzio, Italy, 21 Mar 1944; note Humber Reconnaissance Car Mk III in foregroundGerman SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicle on a road, Russia, 21 Mar 1944, photo 1 of 2; note destroyed Russian (American-made) M4 Sherman medium tank in backgroundGerman SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicle on a road, Russia, 21 Mar 1944, photo 2 of 2; note destroyed Russian (American-made) M4 Sherman medium tank in backgroundGerman SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicles and Panzer IV tanks in Russia, 21 Mar 1944, photo 1 of 2
German SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicles and Panzer IV tanks in Russia, 21 Mar 1944, photo 2 of 2German SdKfz. 7/2 half-track vehicle with light anti-aircraft gun, Russia, 21 Mar 1944Hitler Youth members meeting soldiers of German 12th SS Panzer Division Shad off San Francisco Bay, 21 Mar 1944
German SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicles and Panzer IV tanks in Russia, 21 Mar 1944, photo 2 of 2German SdKfz. 7/2 half-track vehicle with light anti-aircraft gun, Russia, 21 Mar 1944Hitler Youth members meeting soldiers of German 12th SS Panzer Division 'Hitlerjugend', Belgium, 21 Mar 1944Shad off San Francisco Bay, 21 Mar 1944
US Army Private Jonathan Hoag, a medic, was awarded a Croix de Guerre by French General Alphonse Juin for courage shown in treating the wounded, Pozzuoli, Italy, 21 Mar 1944
US Army Private Jonathan Hoag, a medic, was awarded a Croix de Guerre by French General Alphonse Juin for courage shown in treating the wounded, Pozzuoli, Italy, 21 Mar 1944


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