One of these days I'm going to sit down and learn a hellava lot more about WWII.
Every time I learn a tidbit I am SO incredibly impressed by what people did during that time. There were so many incredible people doing so many incredible things it's really amazing.
I'll have to dig up details, but here's a tidbit:
In WWII, the USAF did some amazing things will pulling wounded soldiers from behind enemy lines. They stocked gliders with female nurses and sneaked them onto the battle field. Once the wounded were loaded on board, they'd hang a snag line up and snatch the glider off the ground.
Imagine sitting in a glider behind enemy lines waiting to snatched off the ground... People volunteered to serve this way.
Learning about them gives me hope for the future.