Category Archives: World War II

Lusitania Urban Legend

I was watching a YouTube video on the sinking of the HMS Lusitania, sunk during World War I by a German U-boat. While I watched the video, I read the Wikipedia article about the sinking: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinking_of_the_RMS_Lusitania In the Wikipedia article, … Continue reading

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B-29 Doc Adds 3 New Summer 2018 Tour Stops

Doc, one of only two flying B-29 bombers added three new tour stops to its Summer 2018 calendar. Doc is based in Wichita, Kansas and the full 2018 tour list can be found at http://www.b-29doc.com/events/. You can learn more about … Continue reading

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ABMC (American Battle Monuments Commission) May 2018 Events

ABMC (American Battle Monuments Commission May 2018 events https://abmc.gov/news-events/events (for some reason, it won’t show dates if I restrict the date to May 2018 so the link includes dates through the rest of the year, but I copy/pasted the May … Continue reading

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Roy Hawthorne, Sr. – Navajo Code Talker Dies

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/04/24/world-war-ii-navajo-code-talker-dies-at-92/ and https://navajotimes.com/reznews/code-talker-roy-hawthorne-sr-passes/ and https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/veterans/navajo-code-talker-roy-hawthorne-sr-dies-at-92/ Roy Hawthorne Sr. was one of the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. You can visit his memorial on Find-A-Grave:  https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/189103321/roy-hawthorne You can learn more about the Code Talkers at http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii-navajo-code-talkers.htm.  

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Doolittle Raid Anniversary April 18, 1942

In honor of those 80 men who participated in the Doolittle Raid as well as those who crewed the ships and provided other support for the raid. Out of 80 Doolittle Raiders, one is still alive and you can learn … Continue reading

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In Honor and Memory of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

To honor and remember those who participated in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, I offer this blog post. Lest we forget and history repeat itself yet again. Here are some overviews of the uprising: https://www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007745, https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005188, and http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-warsaw-ghetto-uprising. Here’s the Wikipedia … Continue reading

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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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