Category Archives: Military History

Army Corps of Engineers in Japan after WWII — Pacific Paratrooper

Under the terms of surrender that ended World War II, Japan fell under Allied occupation. U.S. Army engineers faced a daunting challenge in constructing facilities for the occupation forces and rebuilding the vanquished nation’s infrastructure. The immediate postwar standard of … Continue reading

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USS Mississippi was the lead ship of the Mississippi class originally built by the US Navy in 1904–1908. The class was built to a design smaller than other American battleships as the result of a limit on displacement imposed by Congress as part of an effort to constrain costs — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

USS MISSISSIPPI 1907 – Mississippi during fitting out. Mississippi after her aft lattice mast was installed in 1909 USS Mississippi, sold to Greek navy in 1914 and renamed Kilkis. Mississippi was the lead ship of the Mississippi class originally built by the US Navy in 1904–1908. The class was built … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Recognized for US-Mexican War Database Creation – FamilySearch September 10, 2020

I saw this on FamilySearch last night- FamilySearch Recognized for US-Mexican War Database Creation: https://media.familysearch.org/familysearch-recognized-for-us-mexican-war-database-creation/. I September 10, 2020 FamilySearch International and Pat Rand of the National Park Service were both presented with the prestigious Directors’ Award of the Federation … Continue reading

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New Records from the Canadian Expeditionary Force! – Fold3 – August 28, 2020

I wasn’t familiar with the fact that Fold3 has a blog. I found out today it does. It’s part of the Ancestry.com family. That means I need to check the other Ancestry.com sites to see if they have blogs. As … Continue reading

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Indiana Military Museum, Vincennes, Indiana – September 5, 2020

This post was inspired by another post – 2020 Road Trip Photos #18: War Mementos (WWII Edition) — Midlife Crisis Crossover!, the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes, Indiana. The Annex is closed, but the Museum is open. The below admission … Continue reading

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2020 Road Trip Photos #18: War Mementos (WWII Edition) — Midlife Crisis Crossover!

Anyone who really knows Anne is well aware of her long-standing interests in American history in general and World War II in particular, with an intense specialization in the European theater. When opportunities arise to learn more about it and … Continue reading

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Olivia de Havilland and the 11th Airborne — Pacific Paratrooper

Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland, born 1 July 1916) was a British-American actress. Her career spanned from 1935 to 1988. She appeared in 49 feature films, and was one of the leading movie stars during the golden age of Classical … Continue reading

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TheMilitaryStandard Website – September 3, 2020

NOTE: Just to be clear these are abandoned missile silos or missile museums. None of the sites I have seen include the location of active missile silos. As I noted below the sites are either under federal ownership or have … Continue reading

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 31 August 2020

I saw this on FamilySearch today – New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 31 August 2020: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-31-august-2020/. Over 1,000 words, but scroll through the list to see if something interests you. FamilySearch added 400K German Catholic Church Records 1704–1957, … Continue reading

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Praying for a Wounded Marine Veteran’s Ability to Speak — The Domain for Truth

My brother in Christ and fellow Marine friend is losing his speech. He can read and write but talking has recently gotten more difficult. He’s a Marine and his speech was the result of a wound from a sniper during … Continue reading

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