Category Archives: World War II

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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Free Fold3 Access to World War II Content During May

Fold3 announced on its blog that World War II content will be available free through the end of May for registered users. Direct link for World War II content is here. When I clicked in one section, it had 39 publications … Continue reading

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