Tag Archives: World War II

Medal of Honor Monday: Army Maj. Charles L. Thomas – Defense.gov December 14, 2020

I saw this today – Medal of Honor Monday: Army Maj. Charles L. Thomas: https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Features/Story/Article/2440776/medal-of-honor-monday-army-maj-charles-l-thomas/. Slightly longer article. This is a regular series about Medal of Honor Monday. DEC. 14, 2020 | BY KATIE LANGE, DOD NEWS During World War II, more … Continue reading

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1951 Japanese Surrender — Pacific Paratrooper

1951 Japanese surrender A group of stranded survivors of a Japanese vessel sunk by the American military found their way to the island of Anatahan, 75 nautical miles north of Saipan. The island’s coast line is precipitous with landing beaches … Continue reading

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USS Batfish (SS-310), a Balao-class submarine famous for sinking 3 Japanese submarines in 4 days. She is seen here at Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

from JC’s Naval, Maritime and Military News https://ift.tt/3qOWDxz via IFTTT USS Batfish (SS-310), a Balao-class submarine famous for sinking 3 Japanese submarines in 4 days. She is seen here at Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military … Continue reading

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December 10. Force Z, Repulse and Prince of Wales sunk. Roll of Honour — Remembrance NI – Every day is a Remembrance Day

This day in 1941 twelve men from NI were lost in HMS Repulse and four in HMS Prince of Wales when Force Z was attacked by Japanese aircraft. James McCaul from Mossley survived and became a POW on the on … Continue reading

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Announcing the Winners of the #MyMilitaryHeritage Challenge! – December 9, 2020

I saw this on MyHeritage today – Announcing the Winners of the #MyMilitaryHeritage Challenge!: https://blog.myheritage.com/2020/12/announcing-the-winners-of-the-mymilitaryheritage-challenge/. Very long article. Worth a read as there are some great and inspiring people mentioned.  by Talya December 9, 2020 Family History Throughout November we asked you … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace General Chuck Yeager – December 7, 2020

Just saw where Chuck Yeager died today. His widow announced it on his Twitter account. He was 97 years old. Here’s one of several Find-A-Grave memorials for him: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/219511096/chuck-yeager (other memorials were merged into this one). The other memorials will … Continue reading

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Damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead… But Captain we are out of toilet paper… ALL STOP!!! — theleansubmariner

It’s amazing to me that the smartest planners in the world did not see the need for toilet paper as they planned for the defense of the free world. Okay, that might be a bit exaggerated, but the need to … Continue reading

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104-year-old WWII veteran survives COVID-19, released from hospital on birthday – ABC News December 3, 2020

I saw this recently in the news – 104-year-old WWII veteran survives COVID-19, released from hospital on birthday: https://abcnews.go.com/US/104-year-wwii-veteran-survives-covid-19-released/story?id=74529561. Bit longer story and has a video and photos. This World War II veteran defeated COVID-19 days before his 104th birthday. … Continue reading

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Brand new English family records now online – FindMyPast Fridays December 4, 2020

I checked last night and saw it posted. It usually shows up Thursday or Friday at  https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new.  I shortened it a fair amount. Here’s the direct link – Brand new English family records now online:  https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/baptism-probate-records Niall Cullen 04 December 2020 … Continue reading

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Ordnance P-38 Lightning — Pacific Paratrooper

P-38 in the Pacific Perhaps Colonel Ben Kelsey, a P-38 test pilot, summed up the war bird’s legacy best of all. “(That) comfortable old cluck,” he said, “would fly like hell, fight like a wasp upstairs, and land like a … Continue reading

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