Tag Archives: World War II

August 17 – Remembering Tony Lovell, Portrush’s decorated air ace — Remembrance NI

Wing Commander Anthony Desmond Joseph Lovell was a decorated ace who served in the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain and throughout the war. He died on 17/08/1945 only three days after the surrender of Japan. via August 17 … Continue reading

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Pacific Paratrooper- Featured Blogger of the Week August 16, 2019

I decided to go with a blogger who has a military connection for this week’s Featured Blogger of the Week – Pacific Paratrooper: https://pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com/. Thank you to GP Cox for his military service. From the blog – https://pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com/category/about/ As we venture … Continue reading

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USS Grunion SS-216 – Tombstone Tuesdays August 13, 2019

I went with an unusual choice for this week’s Tombstone Tuesdays – USS Grunion (SS-216). In has been in the news recently and there are some YouTube videos – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=uss+grunion+bow+discovered. In general, shipwrecks where people went down with the ship, … Continue reading

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How Chocolate Helped To Win The War — Pacific Paratrooper

Seventy-five years ago, more than 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy during the D-Day invasion. And while we all know that day served as a huge turning point for the Allied cause, you probably haven’t thought much about … Continue reading

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Battle of Bardia — Footprints of Italian Prisoners of War in Australia

Bardia had been taken. The Italians lost 40,000 men (killed, wounded and captured), 400 guns, 13 medium tanks, 115 light tanks and 706 trucks. Battle of Bardia 3rd to 5th January 1941 Questions often asked on the topic of Italian … Continue reading

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Ancestry® Unveils Two Unique Holocaust Record Collections, Making Them Searchable Online for the First Time Ever – July 31, 2019

Length 562 words. I didn’t see this on Ancestry until today – Ancestry® Unveils Two Unique Holocaust Record Collections, Making Them Searchable Online for the First Time Ever: https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/#. This is in addition to an earlier post: More than 13 … Continue reading

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B-29 Doc to flyover K-State Football’s season opener August 31, 2019 — B-29 Doc

B-29 Doc will help kick off the K-State football season with a flyover prior to kickoff of the Nicholls State game, Saturday, August 31. Four K-State graduates will be leading the flight crew during the flyover, including pilots Steve Zimmerman … Continue reading

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Pet Peeve Rant Warning – Find-A-Grave Plopping and Burial Unknowns/Cremated August 1, 2019

You have been warned. One of my pet peeves when it comes to Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/, is plopping and using Cremated for Burial Unknowns (BUs) when a Contributor wants to make sure someone has a memorial and has no proof the … Continue reading

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You volunteered for submarines? Are you crazy? — theleansubmariner

You volunteered for submarines? Are you crazy? The sacrifices made by American submariners in the Second World War are well documented. 52 boats lost. The Submarine Service represented only 1.6% of all Navy personnel during the war but they accounted … Continue reading

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IJN Taiho – Always Train Your Crew – YouTube Video

Great point – IJN Taiho – Always Train Your Crew https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkchsNDmkNc (around 13:39 minutes long)

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