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Smoky the war dog. A heroic terrier that comforted the wounded and took part in aerial actions against Japan. http://awartobewon.com/wwii-articles/smoky-war-terrier/

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The interior is engraved with the date of death, a minature portrait of the deceased adorns the ring face. The engraving is gorgeous, hand done and a work of art in it's self.

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from We Had Faces Then

via coolchicksfromhistory: Famous women pilots...

Famous women pilots preparing to take part in the 1934 Memorial Day air races at Dycer Airport. In front row kneeling is Gladys O’Donnell, who last year entered seven races and won six. Seated is Ruth Elder, famous flying beauty. Standing left to right: Kay Van Doozer, Myrtle D. Mims and Clema Granger.

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