27 Extremely Rare And Stunning Color Photos From World War II

World War II will always bring up interesting conversations. These 27 rare color photos are sure to bring back memories and spark a cringing memory yet revive the spirit in some shape or form.

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An unidentified US pilot stands up in the cockpit of his plane on the tarmac on Midway Naval Base, Midway Islands, 1942.

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A group of American soldiers inspect heavily damaged and abandoned German armor, Italy, May 1944.

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A group of Curtiss P-40 Warhawks escorted a pair of Consolidated B-24D Liberators on a flight near the Aleutian islands, Alaska, 1944.

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A pair of servicemen and a quartet of schoolboys sit on bridge over the Thames, Henley-on-Thames, England, May 1944.

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American servicemen drive in jeeps through an unidentified and nearly completely destroyed town, Italy, May 1944.

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The crew of a B-26 Marauder outside their plane, nicknamed Ginger, 1944.

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Supreme Allied Commander American General Dwight D. Eisenhower, his deputy, British Chief Air Marshal Arthur Tedder , and the principal commander of Allied ground forces in Europe, British General Bernard L. Montgomery, stand in a US armored vehicle as they review a tank exercise, Salisbury, England, 1944.

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The flight deck crew prepares planes for launch from the USS Lexington (CV-16), en route near New Guinea, early April, 1944.

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Close-up, in-flight view of a Douglas SBD Dauntless piloted by American Lt. George Glacken (left) with his gunner Leo Boulanger, near New Guinea, early April, 1944.

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Pair of American servicemen moving a large bomb at an ammunition dump in 1944.

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American troops unloading supplies on the shores of Guadalcanal Island in 1943.

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A soldier sleeps in the sun.

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An unidentified American soldier sits and eats his meal (which includes chicken, mashed potatoes, bread, and pineapple) atop rows of a stockpiled ammunition shells, England, May 1944.

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American Army trucks parked next to the St. Lucia fountain in 1943.

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