Tag Archives: World War II

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of April 22, 2019

I checked https://media.familysearch.org/ and saw FamilySearch had added – New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of April 22, 2019: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch–week-of-april-22-2019/. FamilySearch added an amazing 42.5 million new, free, indexed historical records this week from the 1939 England and Wales National Register. This collection is accessible through FamilySearch’s … 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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The Man who Fought with a Longbow and a Sword in WWII – YouTube Video

I read about him a while back, but I found a YouTube video: The Man who Fought with a Longbow and a Sword in WWII: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZRVpYPFOl0 (6:56 minutes long roughly).

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That Time a Luftwaffe Pilot Risked His Own Life to Save an American Bomber – YouTube Video

I have read about this incident a while back and it showed up on YouTube as a suggestion yesterday – That Time a Luftwaffe Pilot Risked His Own Life to Save an American Bomber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7UDdoEyFB4 (around 9:43 minutes long).

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The Battle of Castle Itter: When the US and Germany Fought Together in WW2 – YouTube Video

I saw this as a suggested video on YouTube yesterday: The Battle of Castle Itter: When the US and Germany Fought Together in WW2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRx7KkrT1QU (around 17:54 minutes long). Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Castle_Itter. Amazon book link: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Battle-German-Soldiers-Joined/dp/0306822962/ (not an affiliate link) … 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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April 9, 1942 Angels of Bataan and Corregidor — Today in History and Fall of Bataan – Subli

77 Americans of the Army and Navy Nurse Corps and a handful of civilians were captured with the fall of Corregidor, becoming the largest group of female POWs, of the war. via April 9, 1942 Angels of Bataan and Corregidor — … Continue reading

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