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Restored B-25 Mitchell medium bombers prepare to take off from USS Ranger during a re-enactment of Doolittle Raid 50 years later. April 21st, 1992. — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

from JC’s Naval, Maritime and Military News https://ift.tt/316Lko3 via IFTTT via Restored B-25 Mitchell medium bombers prepare to take off from USS Ranger during a re-enactment of Doolittle Raid 50 years later. April 21st, 1992. — John’s Navy and other Maritime … Continue reading

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THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO (1944) — Weapons and Warfare

Synopsis Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo is an American war film produced by Sam Zimbalist, written by Dalton Trumbo, and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. It is based on the true story of the Doolittle Raid, the U.S. retaliatory airstrike against Japan … Continue reading

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Short Documentary on the Doolittle Raiders during WW2 – YouTube Video

I saw this several weeks ago on YouTube – Short Documentary on the Doolittle Raiders during WW2 – YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzW20w63flM (about 13:28 minutes long).

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October 27, 1942 – This Day During World War ll – carrier Hornet (CV-8) sunk by Japanese destroyers Akigumo and Makigumo — U S Military History

October 27, 1942 – Abandoned carrier Hornet (CV-8), damaged by bombs and torpedoes and attempted scuttling the previous day, is sunk by Japanese destroyers Akigumo and Makigumo. The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands took place on 26 October 1942 … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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