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Major General William "Wild Bill" Donovan will always be known as the father of modern American intelligence. His ingenuity and guidance steered the OSS through the young organization's successes and hiccups and simultaneously proved the value of…

General Donovan encouraged the Research & Development Branch of the OSS to fabricate weapons in house for officers in the field. Ranging from the incredibly complex to the remarkably simply, OSS knives and guns were intended for easy and effective…

The OSS station in Bern, Switzerland, was so close to the German border that the site was nicknamed "Hitler's doorstep". Dulles served as Station Chief at this critical post and mounted numerous intelligence operations, including efforts to breach…

Black propaganda was the specialty of the Morale Operations Branch of the OSS. Designed to look as though it had been produced by disgruntled Germans or Japanese, this misinformation was targeted to weaken Axis morale. For more about the OSS and the…

Major General William "Wild Bill" Donovan will always be known as the father of modern American intelligence. His ingenuity and guidance steered the OSS through the young organization's successes and hiccups and simultaneously proved the value of…

National Archives and Records Administration

ARC Identifier 2569475 / Local Identifier 111-TV-205

Big Picture: The Army's 82nd Airborne

Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S.…

(Silent, Color) Ranger Combat Training School, Fort Shafter, Territory of Hawaii

Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964)

ARC Identifier 17918 / Local Identifier 111-ADC-4116…

Commemoration of the airborne landings in September 1944 near Arnhem during the Battle of Arnhem, which was part of Operation Market Garden. 180 parachutists of the 10th battalion The Parachute Regiment jump above the Ginkelse Heide near Ede, looked…

(1) parade (2) Gen. Ike Honored By Canada (sound of Ike speaking at college in academic robes, received honorary doctorate at Toronto University) (3) Airmen Seek Peacetime Pilot Jobs (sound) (4) Gen. William Donovan decorated by Truman (sound)
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