At the end of 1944, Americans were feeling good about the progress of World War II, but it was far from over. The year 1945 would see the great joy of Victory In Europe (VE Day) and Victory Over Japan (VJ Day) but is would also see some of the most brutal fighting of the war. It would show the world the true horror of Hitler’s Nazi Germany and it would see the introduction of the most destructive weapons humanity had ever known. It was one of the most important years in history and 75 years later, its effects still shape the world we live in today. These 40 iconic images from the last year of World War II capture the reality, sacrifice and raw emotion of the men and women who struggled and succeeded in preserving freedom on a global basis.
About the Lone Star Flight Museum
The Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM) is a 501c3 aviation museum and STEM learning center with a mission to celebrate flight and achievements in Texas aviation as well as educate and engage our youth through science, technology, engineering and math. In addition to the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, the 130,000 square foot museum is home to a flying collection of rare and historic commercial, general aviation and military aircraft. Guests can experience the wonder of flight in a warbird ride and get hands-on in the high-tech Aviation Learning Center and Flight Academy. Located at Ellington Airport, just 20 minutes from downtown Houston, LSFM is open Monday-Sunday now through Labor Day. Tickets start at $9.95 with senior and military discounts. Memberships are also available. For details, visit http://www.lonestarflight.org or call 346-708-2517. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.