Category Archives: Military History

October 20, 1944 – Invasion of Leyte — Subli

Alligators Charge toward the Foe on Leyte. Official U.S. Coast Guard photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Seventy-five years ago today, MacArthur fulfilled his pledge and returned to the Philippines. Even with reports of weak resistance and … Continue reading

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 21 October 2019

I saw this today on FamilySearch – New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 21 October 2019: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-21-october-2019/ This week, Familysearch.org added over 4.4 million new, free, historical records this week from the 1860 United States Census (Slave Schedule).  Additional countries include American Samoa, Brazil, … Continue reading

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“Violet Lightning” and “Mighty Wind” – Japanese Late War Fighters — Pacific Paratrooper

Two planes fielded by the Japanese late in WWII, the Kawanishi N1K1-J and N1K2-J fighters, became popular with the Japanese military, despite having an unusual development history. In the history of aircraft design, it hasn’t been that unusual for land-based … Continue reading

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Indian Wars: Early Nineteenth Century — Weapons and Warfare

Major General Isaac Brock met with Shawnee chief Tecumseh in Amherstburg, Ontario and quickly established a rapport, ensuring that he would cooperate with his movements. “Where today are the Pequot? Where the Narraganset, the Mohican, the Pokanoket and many other … Continue reading

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Everyone Thought He Was Just A School Janitor, Then They Discovered His Heroic WWII Past – YouTube Video

I saw this on YouTube – Everyone Thought He Was Just A School Janitor, Then They Discovered His Heroic WWII Past: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y46QTMtPF-4 (around 6:50 minutes long). Not to spoil the story too much, but he was presumed dead when the … Continue reading

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Review: The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East — The Domain for Truth

A weekend reading review, because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading. Eugene Rogan. The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East. New York, NY: Basic Books, October 4, 2016. 512 pp. 5 out … Continue reading

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John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News – Featured Blogger of the Week October 18, 2019

For this week’s Featured Blogger of the Week, I chose John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News. I only found his blog yesterday. I saw it listed on another blogger’s list of blogs he follows. I was going to … Continue reading

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HMA Ships arrive in Guam — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

Photo Essay: HMA Ships arrive in Guam Click to launch gallery Scroll to read and see more Maritime andUndersea Warfare | 16 October 2019 By: Louis Dillon HMA Ships Stuart, Parramatta and Hobart have arrived in Guam as part of … Continue reading

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B-29 Doc adds Oklahoma City as final tour stop for 2019 season — B-29 Doc

The B-29 Superfortress known as Doc will bring its B-29 Doc Flight Experience and Ground tour to Oklahoma City, Okla., Monday, Oct. 28, through Thursday, Oct. 51 more words via B-29 Doc adds Oklahoma City as final tour stop for 2019 … Continue reading

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Missiles and More Museum, Topsail Island – North Carolina Thursdays October 17, 2019

This one almost fell in my lap. I was looking at Burgaw, North Carolina since I was at the top of North Carolina for last week’s North Carolina Thursdays post. The town name Burgaw stuck in my mind as unusual. … Continue reading

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