Category Archives: Military History

North Carolina Estuarium Museum, Washington – North Carolina Thursdays January 23, 2020

Last week my North Carolina Thursdays post was in Beaufort, North Carolina. This week it’s in Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina, northeast of Beaufort, North Carolina – https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g49644-d657650-Reviews-North_Carolina_Estuarium-Washington_North_Carolina.html. I thought estuarium was an unusual name and that’s why I chose … Continue reading

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 21 January 2020

I saw this tonight on FamilySearch -New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 21 January 2020: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-21-january-2020/. Over 1.6 million new, free, historical records were added from Argentina Baptisms (1645-1930) this week to FamilySearch.org. Many other record collections included are from American Samoa, … Continue reading

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Coffey County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center, Burlington – Kansas Tuesdays January 21, 2020

As I continue my westward trek across Kansas this week, I started moving south as I zigzag through the state. I saw Wakeeney in Trego County and went looking for what’s to see or do in the area. I came … Continue reading

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1960s Comic Book Ad Polaris Sub – January 21, 2020

I always wanted to buy it, but by the time I saw the first ad, it was a lot more than $7. As the years went on, the price kept going up on a regular basis; it felt like the … Continue reading

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Rails and Trails Museum, Booneville – Mississippi Mondays January 20, 2020

As I was heading north last week for Mississippi Mondays, I continued my journey north. I saw Booneville in Prentiss County. I decided to see what there is to do in the area which is my usual way of starting … Continue reading

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British Commonwealth Occupation Forces – Japan — Pacific Paratrooper

  Participation in the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) marked the first time that Australians were involved in the military occupation of a sovereign nation which it had defeated in war. BCOF participation in the allied occupation force was announced … Continue reading

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A Mystery of Iwo Jima Solved – YouTube Video UPS

I saw this yesterday on YouTube – A Mystery of Iwo Jima Solved – YouTube Video UPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-06Hy45Qc (about 4:57 minutes long). Nice to see the two who died were finally identified thanks to the UPS executive. Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3774625/charles-gilbert-fischer and … Continue reading

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USS Doris Miller: Navy to name new $13bn aircraft carrier after Pearl Harbor hero who manned machine gun to fight off Japanese aircraft and was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

The US Navy is to name new aircraft carrier after a World War II hero Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor in 1942 The $13billion aircraft carrier will … Continue reading

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THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO (1944) — Weapons and Warfare

Synopsis Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo is an American war film produced by Sam Zimbalist, written by Dalton Trumbo, and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. It is based on the true story of the Doolittle Raid, the U.S. retaliatory airstrike against Japan … Continue reading

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2020 alphabet soup: A is for… — The Legal Genealogist

Apologies… and an announcement It had to be close to 9 a.m., Salt Lake City time, when The Legal Genealogist convinced both eyes to open … and focus … and all fingers to play at least reasonably nicely with a … Continue reading

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