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  • WWII in color: Rare photos from 1942 show Flying Fortress

    03/19/2013 5:44:56 PM PDT · by Doogle · 136 replies
    MailOnLine ^ | 03/19/13 | Snejana Farberov
    Millions of poignant black-and-white photos have come out of the World War Two era, but it is not often that scenes from the deadliest conflict in human history can be seen in living color. In 1942, LIFE Magazine sent Margaret Bourke-White, one of its four original staff photographers and the first female photojournalist accredited to cover WWII, to take pictures of the VIII Bomber Command, commonly known as the Eighth Air Force or The Mighty 8th. The photographs, executed in brilliant hues that make them look almost like oil paintings, put on full display the massive American B-24s and B-17s...