Tag Archives: World War II

British Commonwealth Occupation Forces – Japan — Pacific Paratrooper

  Participation in the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) marked the first time that Australians were involved in the military occupation of a sovereign nation which it had defeated in war. BCOF participation in the allied occupation force was announced … Continue reading

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A Mystery of Iwo Jima Solved – YouTube Video UPS

I saw this yesterday on YouTube – A Mystery of Iwo Jima Solved – YouTube Video UPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-06Hy45Qc (about 4:57 minutes long). Nice to see the two who died were finally identified thanks to the UPS executive. Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3774625/charles-gilbert-fischer and … Continue reading

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USS Doris Miller: Navy to name new $13bn aircraft carrier after Pearl Harbor hero who manned machine gun to fight off Japanese aircraft and was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

The US Navy is to name new aircraft carrier after a World War II hero Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor in 1942 The $13billion aircraft carrier will … Continue reading

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THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO (1944) — Weapons and Warfare

Synopsis Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo is an American war film produced by Sam Zimbalist, written by Dalton Trumbo, and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. It is based on the true story of the Doolittle Raid, the U.S. retaliatory airstrike against Japan … Continue reading

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Reblog: 104 year old USMC Vet looking for Valentine’s Day Cards — allenrizzi

Originally posted on e-Quips: Valentine’s Day is one-month from today! Maj. Bill White served in World War II, survived the Battle of Iwo Jima and went on to continue a long career in the U.S. Marine Corps. White keeps his … Continue reading

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Destroyed identities – the digital reconstruction of Auschwitz-Birkenau victims’ data December 27, 2019

I ran across this recently – Destroyed identities – the digital reconstruction of Auschwitz-Birkenau victims’ data December 27, 2019: auschwitz.org/en/museum/news/destroyed-identities-the-digital-reconstruction-of-auschwitz-birkenau-victims-data,1398.html. A long article, but this should give you an understanding of the task they are looking to achieve. More than … Continue reading

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Japanese Unit 731 — Pacific Paratrooper

Warning !! There are pictures in this post that may be very upsetting. In the 1930s-‘40s, the Japanese Empire committed atrocities across Asia, such as the Rape of Nanking. German crimes such as human medical testing committed in concentration camps … Continue reading

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The Speech Eisenhower Never Gave On The Normandy Invasion – NPR June 8, 2013

This speech came up in a recent discussion. While the NPR article https://www.npr.org/2013/06/08/189535104/the-speech-eisenhower-never-gave-on-the-normandy-invasion is a few years old, I remember hearing about the speech a long time ago. This was the speech planned by Eisenhower if the Normandy invasion failed. I … Continue reading

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How to Search United States World War II Military Records – FamilySearch January 8, 2020

I saw this on FamilySearch today – How to Search United States World War II Military Records: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/military-records-search-ww2-us/. Original article over 1,000 words. January 8, 2020  – by  Amie Tennant With over 16 million Americans who served in some capacity during … Continue reading

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U.S. Coast Guard disaster, the USS Serpens — Pacific Paratrooper

The sinking of the ammunition ship USS Serpens in January 1945 was the single deadliest day in the history of the Coast Guard. The gigantic explosion, which killed 250 sailors and almost vaporized the ship, was blamed on an accident … Continue reading

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