Weird History 23 Adorable Photos of Real Dogs That Served In World War II  

Mick Jacobs
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Though primarily viewed through the eyes of humans, World War II impacted more than just mankind: it also affected man's best friend. Pictures of dogs in World War 2 give some insight into how everything, humans and otherwise, contributed to the war effort. In fact, among honored veterans are also decorated animals

Canines, using various combinations of their good nature and heightened senses, provided skills that were instrumental in both helping and healing soldiers and civilians. Several dogs also served as sidekicks for historical figures and as mascots for battalions. But most dogs in these WWII photos are just like everyone else: civilians caught in the crossfire of war. 

"Smoky" The Yorky

"Smoky" The Yorky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 23 Adorable Photos of Real Dogs That Served In World War II
Photo: Yank Magazine/Wikimedia

"Jaint De Motimorency," With His Owner, Lt. Peter Baranowski

"Jaint De Motimorency,"... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 23 Adorable Photos of Real Dogs That Served In World War II
Photo: Wayfare History Network

Marines And Trained Dogs Prepare To Trek Through The Jungles Of The Northern Solomon Islands

Marines And Trained Dogs Prepa... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 23 Adorable Photos of Real Dogs That Served In World War II
Photo: Hulton Deutsch Collection/Getty Images

Sergeant Joe Kodachrome

Sergeant Joe Kodachrome is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 23 Adorable Photos of Real Dogs That Served In World War II
Photo: Wayfare History Network