Category Archives: Doolittle Raiders

Jacob Daniel DeShazer, Doolittle Raider, Missionary – Forgiveness Sundays April 28, 2019

In visiting Jacob’s Find-A-Grave memorial – https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25377246/jacob-daniel-de_shazer, I noticed the following quote left by somebody who added a Virtual Flower: I was fortunate to hear Jake DeShazer speak in church many years ago. It was a joy to hear his … Continue reading

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Doolittle Raid Anniversary April 18, 1942 77th Anniversary

Lest we forget.  In memory of and to honor those 80 men who participated in the Doolittle Raid and those who served on the ships and provided other support for the raid. Out of 80 Doolittle Raiders, some did not … Continue reading

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RIP Richard “Dick” Cole, Doolittle Raider April 9, 2019

Updated with a link to several more Virtual Cemeteries. I was at home last night when I saw the note on Facebook about Doolittle Raider Dick Cole dying. He was 103 years old and the last surviving member of the … Continue reading

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My 1,500th Blog Post

Updated March 23, 2019 – realized I missed a category/topic. I am fast approaching blog post #1,500. As always, a big thank you to those who read my blog, follow me, like a post, or comment. It’s appreciated. If I … Continue reading

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Wreck of USS Hornet Found

Updated February 15, 2019: added link to Paul Allen website about finding the Hornet. When I use Firefox, it often shows random links to check out. This morning one of the random links mentioned the wreck of World War II … Continue reading

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My 1,100th Blog Post

I am fast approaching blog post #1,100. Counting the 5 scheduled blog posts; 1 of which won’t post until early March 2019, I am around 1,094 posts when I started this blog post. As always, a big thank you to … Continue reading

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What Started My Love for History and Reading – Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Updated April 17, 2019 to include the death of Richard Cole (died April 9, 2019, age 103) and add Tags. What started my love for history in general, and military history specifically, as well as reading, was one book. Thirty … Continue reading

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My 1,000th Blog Post

Update: If this seems like a familiar post, it’s because I wasn’t paying attention and accidentally posted it before it was the 1,000th post several hours ago. You weren’t seeing things. Now that WordPress shows I am 999 998 published … Continue reading

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My 900th Blog Post

If I do it right, this will actually be the 900th blog post, not counting the very first that WordPress ate, and not counting the 77 draft posts and 5 (soon to be 4) scheduled posts. Some of my earlier … 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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