George Watson was a private in the United States Army who was killed in action during World War II. He was one of seven African American soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during World War II, and the only one of the seven to earn his medal while serving in the Pacific Theater.
The average age of an RAF pilot in 1940 was 20. The strain they were under is clearly written on the face of Squadron Leader B J E 'Sandy' Lane (centre), pictured here aged 23. He was killed in combat 2 years later.
Billy Fiske was the first American to be killed in action during World War II. He joined the British Royal Air Force and died fighting Nazis in 1940 in the Battle of Britain, long before FDR ever asked Congress for a declaration of war.