Erich Breukink

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Portrait of a young Soviet POW in a steel breastplate SN-42, made of 2mm steel (.08") and weighing 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs), captured by Finnish troops during the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. A testament to the breastplate’s effectiveness, the young soldier had been shot three times in the chest and left unharmed. Near Syskyjärvi, Karelia, Finland (now, Syuskyuyarvi, Republic of Karelia, Russia.) 15 July 1944. Image taken by Esko Töyri.

Portrait of a young Soviet POW in a steel breastplate made of steel and weighing kg lbs), captured by Finnish troops during the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. A testament.

The Red Baron: Born Manfred Albrecht von Richthofen to a aristocratic family, he was a German fighter pilot during World War I with the Imperial German Luftstreikrafte. He is considered to this day to be the ace-of-aces of WWI, having been credited with shooting down 80 Allied pilots.

WWI: Manfred von Richthofen – the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.

Tallest German surrenders to short soldier in World War Two picture

Tallest German surrenders to short soldier in World War Two - Cpl Roberts, who was 21 at the time, was a member of the North Shore New Brunswick Regiment of the Canadian army and stormed Juno Beach on D-Day in June

When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport , Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac. During the arrival of another Marine's casket last year at Denver International Airport , Major Steve Beck described the scene as so powerful: 'See the people in the windows? They sat right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what's going through their minds…

When Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport, Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac. Photo: Todd Heisler/ Rocky Mountain News