ourpresidents:

On this day, September 2, 1944, Navy pilot George Bush is shot down into enemy waters during World War II.

George Bush joined the Navy on June 12, 1942, on his 18th birthday.  He received his commission on June 9, 1943, becoming the youngest naval aviator of the time.  During World War II, Bush flew torpedo bombers, completing 58 missions.

On a run over Chichi Jima in 1944, his plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire. Bush bailed out and was rescued by a Navy submarine, but tragically, his two crew members were killed. For his service during WWII, Bush was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals.

Photos:  Downed pilot George Bush is rescued by the Navy submarine, USS Finback. 9/2/44; Navy Pilot portrait, WWII; USS Finback.

More — Military and Navy Photos of George Bush from the Bush Library

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New game. Sequence.

New game. Sequence.

Being Amy Winehouse

Being Amy Winehouse

Not nearly as romantic sounding as “kiss”, but I’ll still do it!

Not nearly as romantic sounding as “kiss”, but I’ll still do it!

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ladyarthuria:

80/100 facts about Prince Charles & Princess Diana

It was Sunday, 31st August 1997. The Queen. her husband Prince Philip, Charles, and the children William and Harry were spending a few days in Scotland at Balmoral Castle. During the night Charles learnt about his ex-wife’s terrible accident. He stayed awake for the rest of the night to find out how Diana was. As Prince Charles was informed of the tragic death of his former wife he fell into shock and could hardly speak a word. He went at once to his mother’s chambers and told her the terrible news. Queen Elizabeth was also completely at a loss. Charles returned to his bedroom. He wanted to be completely alone for one moment. Then the most difficult job of his life stood in front of him: He had to wake his sons and tell them that their beloved mother was dead. William and Harry were still half-asleep as their father told them the gruesome truth. It took quite a while until they could understand what he was talking about. Whilst he was doing this more and more lights were being turned on in the castle. The Queen’s Private Secretary rang his colleagues in Buckingham Palace and got them out of bed, as much had to be organised.

 In the meantime the whole world was shocked. Mourning citizens went to Kensington Palace or Buckingham Palace and laid down flowers. In the course of one week until the burial the courtyards turned into true seas of flowers with over a million of them being laid there. Yes, all over the world one could see crying faces. On the television one could see live reports from the Parisian tunnel. TV and radio programmes were postponed - the world cried over Diana.

Also on the same morning Prince Charles flew to Paris with Diana’s two sisters Sarah and Jane. They wanted to bring the Princess of Wales’ corpse back home. Diana was laid out in the hospital, her beautiful body was covered with a simple silk sheet. Her hands were folden, a white rose lay on them. Two large candles brought light to the bare room. Charles, Jane and Sarah had tears in their eyes as they glanced at Diana for one last time. Then they joined hands and said a quiet prayer. An undertaker came with a heavy oak coffin, the Princess was laid on soft silk pillows. The Windsor family flag was draped over the coffin, and soldiers carried it out with great dignity.
The Princess, who was only allowed to live to be 36 years old, flew back on her very” ‘last flight.” 
In London the bodily remains were laid in St. James’ Palace. Countless mourning people wrote messages in the books of condolence left out there.

On Friday, a day before the funeral, the Royal Family returned to London and viewed the sea of flowers surrounding Kensington Palace. Diana’s sons appeared quite collected and also spoke to the people, exactly like their mother would have done. Yet how it looked behind the facade is anyone’s guess.

flowersgardenlove:

Peonies Are Gorgeous Beautiful gorgeous pretty flowers

Peonies! Pink! Pretty!

flowersgardenlove:

Peonies Are Gorgeous Beautiful gorgeous pretty flowers

Peonies! Pink! Pretty!

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perfectlymarilynmonroe:

Marilyn photographed by Bert Stern, 1962.

perfectlymarilynmonroe:

Marilyn photographed by Bert Stern, 1962.

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I’m glad I was alive during the time Diana lived. Terribly sad she’s gone, still, after all these years.

Forever Diana.
Diana Forever.

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amandaonwriting:

Quotable - Guy Kawasaki, born 30 August 1954

amandaonwriting:

Quotable - Guy Kawasaki, born 30 August 1954

Runway?

Runway?