Category Archives: Military History

An Inspired Project Broadens Connections to Family – FamilySearch March 30, 2021

I saw this on FamilySearch recently- An Inspired Project Broadens Connections to Family: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/inspired-project-world-war-2/. The article is much longer, but here’s a taste of it. March 30, 2021 – by Sharon Howell –snip– A Family History of Military Service –snip– Providential … Continue reading

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Wreckage confirmed as heroic USS Johnston (DD 557) – April 1, 2021

I saw this today – Wreckage confirmed as heroic USS Johnston (DD 557): https://www.history.navy.mil/news-and-events/news/2021/wreckage-confirmed-as-heroic-uss-johnston–dd-557-.html. Much longer article. April 1, 2021 A mission sponsored by undersea technology company Caladan Oceanic and led by entrepreneur, explorer and retired naval officer Victor Vescovo … Continue reading

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 29 March 2021

I saw this on FamilySearch today – New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 29 March 2021: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-29-march-2021/. Over 500 words, but scroll through the list to see if something interests you. Search millions more Catholic Church records this week on FamilySearch from Bolivia … Continue reading

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Historical Geocaching – Featured Vlogger of the Week – March 31, 2021

I chose Historical Geocaching: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMQfJ0g2n3PXIIMoj_Ommkg as this week’s Featured Vlogger of the Week.  The YouTube channel has 1.02K Subscribers; 547 videos; Joined Oct 16, 2011; 218,419 views  About page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMQfJ0g2n3PXIIMoj_Ommkg/about Description:  Come have a “blast with the past” with me!. I love … Continue reading

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B-29 Doc adds New Orleans to its tour schedule for April 29-May 2 — B-29 Doc March 31, 2021

The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour will land in New Orleans, LA, April 29 through May 2. The four-day event will be hosted by Lakefront Airport and Flightline First. It will be the first visit to New Orleans for B-29 … Continue reading

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March 27. Last day of 36th Ulster Division. WW2 Naval airman cheats death. Roll of Honour — Remembrance NI – Every day is a Remembrance Day

In 1943 aircraft carrier HMS Dasher (photo) caught fire and exploded. It was the Royal Navy’s second largest catastrophe in home waters. Three men from NI were lost. Sir Robert Babington DSC had his second second brush with death. As … Continue reading

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New database documents fighters of independence of Ukraine from 1917-1924 — Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Quietly during the COVID-19 pandemic, an important database involving Ukraine’s history went online. Ukraine 1917-1924 has documented more than 16,000 people who were involved in the fight for Ukraine’s independence. This website is in ENGLISH and can be searched in … Continue reading

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Italian Air Force Special Units; Italy, 1942 — Weapons and Warfare

(1) Tenente, Air Force Assault Engineer Battalion (ADRA) This is the khaki cotton version of the typical collarless jacket of Italian special forces, otherwise cut like the ‘Sahariana’. Note the matching beret, wide paratrooper’s trousers and black jump-boots; an officer’s … Continue reading

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National Medal of Honor Day — North Carolina Collection

Today is National Medal of Honor Day. March 25, 1991, Congress set aside this day as a national day of recognition for Medal of Honor recipients. Check out PUBLIC LAW 101-564—NOV. 15, 1990. Why march 25th you ask? It is … Continue reading

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NAVFAC – Featured Vlogger of the Week – March 24, 2021

I chose NAVFAC: http://youtube.com/user/navfacworldwide/ as this week’s Featured Vlogger of the Week.  The YouTube channel has 1.42K Subscribers; 529  videos; Joined Jul 12, 2011; 340,960 views  About page: http://youtube.com/user/navfacworldwide/about Description:  Comment Policy: We encourage your respectful comments and healthy debate. In the … Continue reading

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