An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels a flight of F-105 Thunderchiefs on their way to strike targets in North Vietnam. Refueling operations in the Vietnam War peaked during Operation Rolling Thunder.

European Theater

Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division fire at German troops occupying barns in the rugged mountains of northern Italy.

European Theater

Storming Riva Ridge

By Flint Whitlock

From their hiding places in the valley below, the soldiers looked up at the wall of shale looming more than 3,000 feet above them. Read more

Patton spent his birthday, November 11, 1944, “getting where the dead were still warm.” He enjoyed his day by snapping a photograph of a recently captured German Stu. Gesch. 111 self-propelled gun. Patton’s shadow can be seen in the picture.

European Theater

War As He Saw It

By Kevin M. Hymel

Everywhere General George S. Patton, Jr., went, from North Africa to Sicily to continental Europe, his camera swayed from his neck, ready to capture images that interested him. Read more