Tag Archives: World War II

Douglas Albert Munro – Only Member of the Coast Guard Awarded the Medal of Honor

When I was looking at the YouTube video for my post about These 4 Marines Killed So Many Germans, the Nazis Thought They Were an Entire Allied Battalion YouTube Video, I came across this one: 500 Marines Were Facing Certain … Continue reading

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These 4 Marines Killed So Many Germans, the Nazis Thought They Were an Entire Allied Battalion YouTube Video

These 4 Marines killed so many Germans, the Nazis thought they were an entire allied battalion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUKfR3aHPic (around 2:47 minutes long). On Aug. 1, 1944, less than two months after D-Day, Marine Maj. Peter J. Ortiz, five other Marines, and … Continue reading

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FindMyPast Fridays – February 15, 2019

Updated February 15, 2019 4:10 P. M. U. S. Central Time – FindMyPast Fridays finally posted: https://blog.findmypast.com/findmypast-friday-2629055964.html. As of Thursday evening when I am scheduling this post for 10:10 A. M. U. S. Central Time, February 15, 2019, I am … 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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Featured Vlogger of the Week Allec Joshua Ibay – February 12, 2019

I chose Allec Joshua Ibay: https://www.youtube.com/user/delanyify as my Featured Vlogger of the Week. He vlogs on YouTube, many are about air plane crashes which can be hard to watch as there are often few or no survivors in many of … Continue reading

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Secrets Of War, Espionage 03 Breaking The Japanese Code: YouTube Video

Secrets Of War, Espionage 03 Breaking The Japanese Code: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfxrOMTLvq4 (around 51:54 minutes long). Some websites for additional information: https://slate.com/human-interest/2013/11/u-s-in-world-war-ii-how-the-navy-broke-japanese-codes-before-midway.html; https://www.encyclopedia.com/politics/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/world-war-ii-united-states-breaking-japanese-naval-codes; and https://www.npr.org/2011/12/07/143287370/the-codebreaker-who-made-midway-victory-possible. Definitely worth the read if you are into this sort of stuff.    

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Sir Nicholas Winton Remembered

I saw a post on Facebook today about Sir Nicholas Winton. If you are not familiar with him, he helped rescue 669 children, mostly Jews, from Czechoslovakia shortly before World War II broke out. You can learn more about him … Continue reading

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