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Red Clothing Creates Confusion in Lismore — Footprints of Italian Prisoners of War in Australia

All internees and prisoners of war were issued with uniforms coloured burgundy as part of the clothing kit. The same colour uniform was distributed regardless of nationality: Italians, Germans, Formosans, Japanese, Chinese, Austrian. via Red Clothing Creates Confusion in Lismore

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April 3, Service from Canada to Karachi, Roll of Honour – Remembrance NI – Every day is a Remembrance Day

I saw this recently – April 3. Service from Canada to Karachi. Roll of Honour. On this day in 1919 Admirals Jellicoe, and Beatty (above) were both promoted to Admiral of the Fleet. They were both C in C of the … Continue reading

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An Inspired Project Broadens Connections to Family – FamilySearch March 30, 2021

I saw this on FamilySearch recently- An Inspired Project Broadens Connections to Family: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/inspired-project-world-war-2/. The article is much longer, but here’s a taste of it. March 30, 2021 – by Sharon Howell –snip– A Family History of Military Service –snip– Providential … Continue reading

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Wreckage confirmed as heroic USS Johnston (DD 557) – April 1, 2021

I saw this today – Wreckage confirmed as heroic USS Johnston (DD 557): https://www.history.navy.mil/news-and-events/news/2021/wreckage-confirmed-as-heroic-uss-johnston–dd-557-.html. Much longer article. April 1, 2021 A mission sponsored by undersea technology company Caladan Oceanic and led by entrepreneur, explorer and retired naval officer Victor Vescovo … Continue reading

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B-29 Doc adds New Orleans to its tour schedule for April 29-May 2 — B-29 Doc March 31, 2021

The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour will land in New Orleans, LA, April 29 through May 2. The four-day event will be hosted by Lakefront Airport and Flightline First. It will be the first visit to New Orleans for B-29 … Continue reading

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CBI Theater, Eugene V. Rizzi — Pacific Paratrooper

While my father, Smitty , was training in North Carolina, fellow blogger Allen Rizzi’s  father, Eugene Valentine Rizzi, entered the U.S. Army on December 21, 1942.   On route to China via India on an aircraft carrier, his company was … Continue reading

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March 27. Last day of 36th Ulster Division. WW2 Naval airman cheats death. Roll of Honour — Remembrance NI – Every day is a Remembrance Day

In 1943 aircraft carrier HMS Dasher (photo) caught fire and exploded. It was the Royal Navy’s second largest catastrophe in home waters. Three men from NI were lost. Sir Robert Babington DSC had his second second brush with death. As … Continue reading

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Italian Air Force Special Units; Italy, 1942 — Weapons and Warfare

(1) Tenente, Air Force Assault Engineer Battalion (ADRA) This is the khaki cotton version of the typical collarless jacket of Italian special forces, otherwise cut like the ‘Sahariana’. Note the matching beret, wide paratrooper’s trousers and black jump-boots; an officer’s … Continue reading

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#Outreach: That the world may know #Prayer Focus: Pray for Our Prodigals #Praise the Lord Please follow my blogs  Guam Christian Blog Guam views Blog Bruce’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bruce.dinsman Featured book: https://www.amazon.com/Daily-Service-3-Bruce-Dinsman-ebook Twitter: @bad671 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dinsmanbruce/ Younow: https://www.younow.com/BruceDinsman Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bdinsman/pins/ FACEBOOK Black … Continue reading

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B-29 Doc adds Nebraska State Fly In and Air Show in Hastings to 2021 schedule — B-29 Doc

The Hastings Airport Association, in partnership with the Hastings Airport, & EAA Chapter 544,  announced the exciting performer lineup and planned events for the Nebrasaka State Fly In  scheduled for Fathers Day weekend in Hastings, NE. Headlined by the World … Continue reading

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