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OV-10 over Vietnam, 1968

Dave Warsh ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, December, 1968: A look inside the cockpit of an OV-10 Bronco aircraft from Marine Observation Squadron 2 as it flies over the An Hoa Basin, about 15 miles southeast of Da Nang, during Operation Taylor Common 2.
 

Wernher von Braun, 1959

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Stuttgart, Germany, September, 1959: Wernher von Braun — the one-time Nazi scientist who would go on to champion the development of the Saturn rocket that sent American astronauts to the moon — talks to reporters at the Stuttgart airport. At the time of his visit to Stuttgart, von Braun was director of the development operations division of the Army's Ballistic Missile Agency at Huntsville, Ala.
 

'Only one Berlin,' 1962

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Berlin, September, 1962: "There is only one Berlin" is the message scrawled on the wall that divided the city a year earlier, but sadly, it would prove to be only wishful thinking for more than a quarter of a century.
 

John Steinbeck arrives in Japan, 1957

Lee Pearlman © Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, August 31, 1957: John Steinbeck, author of such novels as "Of Mice and Men," "Grapes of Wrath" and "East of Eden," is surrounded by reporters as he arrives in Tokyo for the 29th International PEN Congress. Other literary notables on the flight included John Dos Passos and John Hersey.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1957 story about John Steinbeck's arrival in Tokyo.
 

Supply drop at Khe Sanh, 1968

John Olson ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, March, 1968: Ammunition, food and medical supplies are parachuted from a C-130 transport to besieged Marines holding the base at Khe Sanh.
 
 

Marine helicopters over Okinawa, 1963

Eikoh Goya ©Stars and Stripes
Okinawa, January, 1963: UH-34D helicopters from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 fly over Okinawa. The squadron had just returned to Futenma Marine Corps Air Facility after six months in Vietnam, during which they lost seven men in an accident 40 miles south of Da Nang.
 

Gen. Eisenhower at Koblenz, 1951

Red Grandy / ©Stars and Stripes
Koblenz, Germany, April, 1951: Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, joins military leaders from France in reviewing French troops. Shortly afterward, Eisenhower received the news that Gen. Douglas MacArthur had been relieved of his command in the Far East by President Truman, bringing about one of Stars and Stripes' most famous photos.

RELATED MATERIAL:
A Stars and Stripes story about Gen. Eisenhower at Koblenz and the famous photo.
 
 

Royal wedding, 1981

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
London, July, 1981: The Prince and Princess of Wales return by carriage from their wedding ceremony at St. Paul's Cathedral. It was estimated that a million people lined the 2.2-mile route from the cathedral to Buckingham Palace, hoping to see Charles and Diana ride past.
 

Lee Marvin in Japan, 1968

Katsuhiro Yokomura ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, December, 1968: Actor Lee Marvin signs autographs for U.S. servicemembers Spc. 5 Johnny Moren and Sgt. James Wynn at Tokyo International Airport. Marvin and co-star Toshiro Mifune were promoting their latest movie, "Hell in the Pacific," about an American pilot and Japanese sailor trapped together on an island during World War II. Both men did actually serve in that war — Marvin as a Marine private who fought at Kwajalein, Eniwetok and Saipan, and Mifune as a Japanese Army NCO.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1968 story about Lee Marvin in Japan.
 

 
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