Brig Gen Claudius Miller Easley practices his marksmanship skills with an M1 rifle at Camp Adair, Oregon, circa 1942-44.

He was KIA on Okinawa on 19th June 1945
A 75mm pack howitzer of the 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, in a semi-fortified firing position at Torokina Airfield, Bougainville. Dec 1943
Enroute to England, the men of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry found and rescued this pup, Smokey. Seen here with one of the 503rd’s members as he chats with Lt. John Timothy, the British liaison officer to the 2/503.
Airmen of the 376th Bombardment Group and their B-24 Liberator at Berca Airfield, Libya. 10 Aug 1943. (original colour)
Stuart M5A1 leads a column through the town of Coutances, Normandy, following its liberation during Operation Cobra, July 1944.
Men of the 2nd Platoon, Company D, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, fire a .30 caliber M1917A1 machine gun into the town of Schlich, Germany, during a successful attack, 10 December 1944.
U.S. Marines employ mobile rocket units against Japanese forces during the Battle of Iwo Jima, 1945.
M4 Sherman tank burns at a railroad crossing after being hit by enemy fire on the outskirts of Rome on June 4th 1944
Infantrymen of the 11th Inf., 5th US ID behind an M10 tank destroyer, Valvins Avenue in Avon, towards the Seine, August 23, 1944.
Kamikaze attack on the USS Halsey Powell (DD-686) while refuelling from the USS Hancock (CV-19) off the coast of Japan. Nine sailors were killed, and more than 30 were injured. March 20th, 1945.
Rear-facing camera installed on one of the 345th Bomb Group’s bombers, captures B-25 Mitchells in the midst of a low-level attack on the Dagua airfield, October 16, 1943.
Soldiers are provided with a cider treat offered by a French farmer at Notre Dame de Cenilly in Normandy. This M3 APC is from the 41st Mot. Regt., 2nd Armored div. July 28th, 1944
USAAF P-47 Pilot Aubrey Charles Stanhope and his wife Muriel in England - 1943
Stanhope was an Eagle Squadron Pilot with 121 Sqn RAF when he met Muriel Lauther and they got married, residing near Debden
Sometime after the USA entered WW2, Stanhope was transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF
On September 7, 1943, Aubrey Stanhope was flying P-47C 41-6207 escorting B-17s over Belgium when he was downed by German fighters
Stanhope bailed out and was captured, being initially held at Stalag Luft III in Sagan-Silesia until being liberated in April 1945
Mrs Stanhope was featured in the December 20, 1943 LIFE Magazine Issue; “U.S. Pilots Wife”, which had pictures of them both and went into her coping with her Husband being captured
Aubrey Stanhope was Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1943 and later retired from the USAF as a Lieutenant Colonel
He passed on September 11, 1994 at the age of 74 and is buried at Saint Patricks Catholic Cemetery, Damariscotta Mills, Maine
There is a “Muriel Grace Stanhope” listed as being buried in the same Maine Cemetery as Aubrey Stanhope who passed on January 27, 2017
Muriel is described as being born in Canada and brought up in England
Thanks to John Klear for his assistance
LIFE Magazine Archives - Frank Scherschel Photographer


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