Tag Archives: World War II

WACs in New Guinea + current news — Pacific Paratrooper

In June 1944, about the same time that Smitty landed in New Guinea, Gen. Kenney of the 5th Air Force started building up a WAC detachment in Australia. He had nearly 200 women in the HQ doing the secretarial duties. … Continue reading

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August 21. Inniskillings WW2 Battle Honours.Roll of Honour – Remembrance NI – Every day is a Remembrance Day

The battle of Hill 60 began this day at Gallipoli. The attack on Hill 60 was the last offensive action by the Allies prior to the evacuation in December 1915. Like many actions fought on Gallipoli, it was confused and … Continue reading

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Navajo Code Talker Day – August 14, 2021

I saw this today on the Marines Instagram page – https://www.instagram.com/p/CSjfBfUnkRj/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link. Established by President Reagan in 1982 (see Reagan Library link below). Officially a state holiday in Arizona – https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2021/08/arizona-celebrates-national-navajo-code-talkers-day. Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_talker#Navajo. Another link: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-navajo-code-talkers-day-august-14/. Reagan Library link: https://www.reaganlibrary.gov/archives/speech/proclamation-4954-national-navaho-code-talkers-day. … Continue reading

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Found Something New on Find-A-Grave – August 7, 2021

I ran across this a few days ago on Find-A-Grave – Posthumous Reunions: https://www.findagrave.com/posthumous-reunion. It’s for Famous people. I don’t know how long it has been around, but I hadn’t seen it mentioned before and only ran across by someone … Continue reading

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Baldo’s War — Footprints of Italian Prisoners of War in Australia

Baldo Valeri was with an infantry division when he was transferred from Italy to Libya. He is seated in the front row, first right with his friends. Baldo’s War  

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WWII History | Eyewitness Accounts Of The Attack On Pearl Harbor – William’s Perfect Match — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY

The attack from the Empire of Japan on the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii was a devastating event to U.S citizens and its military forces. This was the moment the U.S officially would enter WWII fighting on … Continue reading

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July 27 – Bangor pilot fought in Battle of Britain, Russia and Africa. Roll of Honour – Remembrance NI – Every day is a Remembrance Day

Thomas McCann joined the RAFVR in January, 1939, was called up on the outbreak of war, and got his wings on his 21st birthday. John Gamble from Kilrea served with Scots Guards. Wounded at Ypres in October 1914, he returned … Continue reading

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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – July 19, 2021

I checked recently and saw new updates – Ancestry.com – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – July 19, 2021: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections. Only including updates after July 12, 2021. I try to check every day or two since they can … Continue reading

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Holiday let plan for windowless WW2 bunker in Ringstead – BBC July 22, 2021

I saw this on the BBC – Holiday let plan for windowless WW2 bunker in Ringstead: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-dorset-57929653. Longer article. An “oppressive, windowless” World War Two bunker is to be brought back into use as a holiday let with sea views. … Continue reading

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On the Road: Post-COVID Reopening Trends and Opportunities – Musings

The US Navy has a long list of famous fighting ships known for heroic feats and proud service. THE UNLUCKIEST SHIP IN THE NAVY

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