Tag Archives: World War II

The Baby Boomer Generation—Birth Years, Characteristics, and History – FamilySearch November 25, 2020

I saw this on FamilySearch yesterday – The Baby Boomer Generation—Birth Years, Characteristics, and History: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/baby-boomer-generation-characteristics/. Article is longer, but here are some details. One of the advantages or disadvantages of taking business courses at several colleges at the same … Continue reading

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San Diego Air and Space Museum, San Diego, California – November 24, 2020

I decided to focus on a museum in San Diego, California – San Diego Air and Space Museum – https://sandiegoairandspace.org/. The museum temporarily closed since November 14, 2020. They have a virtual tour available.  Official Website: https://sandiegoairandspace.org/   Hours and Admission … Continue reading

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Camp Van Dorn World War II Museum, Centreville – Mississippi Mondays November 23, 2020

For today’s Mississippi Mondays post, I decided to look around Centreville in Wilkinson County to see what was in the area. I chose the Camp Van Dorn World War II Museum – http://www.vandorn.org/. As usual, check with them before visiting … Continue reading

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This amazing project captures the realities of war throughout US history – FindMyPast November 20, 2020

  Here’s the direct link – This amazing project captures the realities of war throughout US history: https://www.findmypast.com/blog/family-records/veteran-stories. Much longer article, but here’s a synopsis. It covers from World War I to Iraq War (2003 – 2011).   The Findmypast team … Continue reading

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U.S. Ranger Raid on Cabanatuan, 30 January 1945 Parts I, II, and III — Weapons and Warfare

BACKGROUND On 9 April 1942, Maj. Gen. Edward P. King Jr., commander of the American and Filipino forces on Bataan, surrendered to the Japanese. This marked the end of four months of fighting by the 90,000 Allied troops holding the … Continue reading

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MyHeritage Helps Man Track Down a Family’s Descendant to Discuss the Past – MyHeritage November 19, 2020

I saw this on MyHeritage recently- MyHeritage Helps Man Track Down a Family’s Descendant to Discuss the Past: https://blog.myheritage.com/2020/11/myheritage-helps-man-track-down-a-familys-descendant-to-discuss-the-past/. By Esther November 19, 2020 User Stories MyHeritage enables millions of users to discover their past and empower their future, and … Continue reading

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USS Wahoo Is Back: New Nuclear Subs Named for Storied WWII Boats — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

The U.S. Navy submarine USS Wahoo (SS-238) off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California (USA), on July 14, 1943 (Wikimedia Commons) 19 Nov 2020 Military.com | By Patricia Kime University of Virginia fans rejoice: The Navy‘s newest submarine will be a Wahoo. Well, not … Continue reading

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MIS Interpreters — Pacific Paratrooper

1944 MIS class; courtesy of Ted Yenarinat, National WWII Museum Throughout the war, more than 6,000 Japanese Americans would serve in the MIS as translators and interrogators—often at great risk—for 130 units across the Pacific.  After the war the MIS Nisei were tapped for critical assignments during the occupation of Japan. The … Continue reading

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Reference Materials: Aviation of Japan Blog — Iwo Jima Models

I have been researching websites that cover Japanese aviation in my quest to become better versed in the Japanese Army and Navy Air Forces that defended the Japanese Home Islands during the last months of the Pacific War. There are … Continue reading

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“It made you intensely proud to see it standing there”: How the Vimy Memorial survived the Second World War — Library and Archives Canada Blog

By Andrew Horrall Canadian Army Newsreel No. 42 must have been very exciting to watch in September 1944. In an era before television, cinema audiences followed the events of the Second World War through these short films. Scenes of liberated cities … Continue reading

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