Category Archives: World War II

World War II – Today in History

There are numerous World War II today in history sites. For the U.S., today would have been less than three weeks after Pearl Harbor. However, I count World War II starting with the Japanese invasion For example, this one, https://ww2db.com/event/today/Continue reading

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Remembering D-Day June 6, 1944

Today in history, we remember D-Day, June 6, 1944, the opening salvo of Operation Overlord launched by the Western Allies to invade northern France with the ultimate goal of overthrowing Hitler and the Nazis.  Five beaches – Omaha, Gold, Juno, … Continue reading

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Remembering Audie Murphy 20 June 1924 – 28 May 1971

Remembering Audie Murphy (20 June 1924 – 28 May 1971). Audie Murphy’s Find-A-Grave memorial in Arlington and Arlington National Cemetery on BillionGraves. A cenotaph memorial – GPS location 37.364529, -80.225759 in Roanoke County, Virginia. Historical Marker Database link for his memorial. Official website for … Continue reading

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D-Day 360 Rebroadcast on PBS 02 June (9 – 10 PM US ET)

If you  missed the PBS broadcast of D-Day 360 last night, they are showing it again on Monday, June 2nd, 9 – 10 PM (US Eastern Time). Read more about it here. You can pre-order a copy through a link … Continue reading

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In Memory of the Bismarck

I posted a memorial about H.M.S. Hood several days ago. This post is a memorial to the crew of the German battleship Bismarck. Here is a good link covering the Bismarck’s final battle. This YouTube video is a recreation of the … Continue reading

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In Memory of HMS Hood

Posting this to honor those brave men on the H.M.S. Hood who gave their lives on this day (24 May 1941). This is a good link for the names of those brave men who went down with the ship. Here … Continue reading

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Doolittle Raiders to Receive Congressional Gold Medal

As reported on the Doolittle Raiders Facebook page, Congress has passed a bill to award the Doolittle Raiders the Congressional Gold Medal. The bill now heads to the White House for approval. You can read more about the bill on … Continue reading

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