Tag Archives: World War II

October 20, 1944 – Invasion of Leyte — Subli

Alligators Charge toward the Foe on Leyte. Official U.S. Coast Guard photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Seventy-five years ago today, MacArthur fulfilled his pledge and returned to the Philippines. Even with reports of weak resistance and … Continue reading

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“Violet Lightning” and “Mighty Wind” – Japanese Late War Fighters — Pacific Paratrooper

Two planes fielded by the Japanese late in WWII, the Kawanishi N1K1-J and N1K2-J fighters, became popular with the Japanese military, despite having an unusual development history. In the history of aircraft design, it hasn’t been that unusual for land-based … Continue reading

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Everyone Thought He Was Just A School Janitor, Then They Discovered His Heroic WWII Past – YouTube Video

I saw this on YouTube – Everyone Thought He Was Just A School Janitor, Then They Discovered His Heroic WWII Past: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y46QTMtPF-4 (around 6:50 minutes long). Not to spoil the story too much, but he was presumed dead when the … Continue reading

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John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News – Featured Blogger of the Week October 18, 2019

For this week’s Featured Blogger of the Week, I chose John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News. I only found his blog yesterday. I saw it listed on another blogger’s list of blogs he follows. I was going to … Continue reading

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B-29 Doc adds Oklahoma City as final tour stop for 2019 season — B-29 Doc

The B-29 Superfortress known as Doc will bring its B-29 Doc Flight Experience and Ground tour to Oklahoma City, Okla., Monday, Oct. 28, through Thursday, Oct. 51 more words via B-29 Doc adds Oklahoma City as final tour stop for 2019 … Continue reading

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Midget U-Boats: Germany’s Tiny Submarines – YouTube Video

I saw this on YouTube – Midget U-Boats: Germany’s Tiny Submarines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TsAUz76gNs (around 10:31 minutes long). I haven’t heard much about these, but here’s some more information: https://www.naval-encyclopedia.com/ww2/nazi-germany/german-mini-subs-and-human-torpedoes/.      

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Ness County Historical Society & Museum, Ness City – Kansas Tuesdays October 15, 2019

This week, I went looking for areas in central Kansas as last week’s Kansas Tuesdays post was from eastern Kansas. I went with Get Rural to see what they had for central Kansas. I chose Ness County Historical Society & … Continue reading

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Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness – Mayo Clinic Forgiveness Sundays October 13, 2019

I found this article last night on the Mayo Clinic, looks like it was published November 2017, and I thought it was a good Forgiveness Sundays article – Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/forgiveness/art-20047692. Who hasn’t been hurt … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Francis Currey, World War II Medal of Honor Recipient – October 8, 2019

Sgt. Currey was one of the last three remaining World War II Medal of Honor recipients. He has two Find-A-Grave memorials – https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203707203/francis-sherman-currey and https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203719202/francis-sherman-currey, but I believe they will be merged in the near future. The two last living … Continue reading

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Utopia College, Eureka – Kansas Tuesdays October 8, 2019

This week, I went looking for areas in southern Kansas as last week’s Kansas Tuesdays post was from northern Kansas. I went with Atlas Obscura to see what they had for Kansas. There were some good possibilities, but many were … Continue reading

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