German children watch a vehicle of the U.S. 9th Armored Division pass through their village during the Allied drive toward Berlin in March 1945. Photographer John Florea directed some of the most famous American TV shows of the 1960s, '70s and '80s, but he spent his early years as a photographer on the bloody battlefields World War II.
Members of the U.S. Marine Raider Battalion make their way through an obstacle course during training in January 1943. Before he went to war, Florea was a celebrity photographer in Hollywood for Life magazine.
An American prisoner of war, Stalag 12-A, Limburg, Germany, in April 1945.
Troops land on the Normandy coast, circa July 18, 1944.
American actress Marilyn Hare performs for soldiers at a U.S. Army training camp in California as they wait for food on February 5, 1942.
Gen. Douglas A. MacArthur Day celebration in January 1942.
Germans and former Russian slave laborers fight hand-to-hand in Bonn, Germany, in March 1945.
A body at the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp in Nordhausen, Germany, in April 1945.
Bombs sit on the deck of a ship during the 1943 Tarawa Battle.
The bodies of almost 3,000 slave laborers are laid out along a bombed street before burial by U.S. troops in Nordhausen, Germany, on April 12, 1945.
Battle of the West goes on in the snow in December 1944.
A body on the side of the road in La Gleize, Belgium, in December 1944.