Friday, 7 December 2012

WWII War Paint: How Bomber-Jacket Art Emboldened Our Boys

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Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. As we reflect on Pearl Harbor Day, here's something to keep in mind: The men who fought and died for the United States in World War II, were just barely out of adolescence, as young as 18 years old.

The WWII flight jackets painted with provocative pin-up girls, favorite comic characters, or lucky charms are a reminder of just how young these servicemen were. And commanders were willing to turn a blind eye to them.

(thanks Lisa)

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