Monthly Archives: May 2016

80th Infantry Division Chaplain Receives DSC From Army Times Rescues Under Fire Win DSC for Padre –Army Times—Dec 30. 1944— With the 80th Infantry Division in France—Father Benedict A. Henderson, of the 80th Infantry Division’s crack 319th Infantry Regiment now wears […]

Adolf Galland Meets the Pilot Who Almost Killed Him FOE AND FRIEND, NO HARD FEELINGS! By Henry Sakaida On 26 April 1945, German ace Lt/Gen Adolf Galland led his jets against a flight of American B-26 bombers. […]

Super Jeep Passes Army Trials-Newsreel Footage The Super Jeep was developed by the Army as a larger and more powerful big brother to the already popular Jeep. It was capable of transporting 10 men at high speed and […]

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German Prisoners of War Living in America

Posted on May 30th, 2016 by:

German Prisoners of War Living in America: During WWII, 425,000 German prisoners of war were held in prison camps across the United States. After the surrender of the German Afrika Korps in Tunisia on May 13, […]

A Fighter Pilot’s Visit From Beyond By Henry Sakaida        Lt(jg) Yukihiro Watabe woke up from a fitful sleep on the morning of 16 March 1945. He had a disturbing premonition that he only had 3 […]

Monuments for Veterans defaced across America before Memorial Day As the nation prepares to remember the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for America, vandals have appeared to deface memorials to them. In at […]


Beachmaster’s Dream From YANK Magazine

Posted on May 29th, 2016 by:

Beachmaster’s Dream By Tom Bernard, Sp.(x)1c, USNR YANK Navy Correspondent Story of a Beachmaster from the 7th Naval Beach Battalion on Omaha Beach from YANK Magazine. ON THE NORMANDY BEACHHEAD—Time is too precious and men are […]

P-47 Thunderbolt Crashes in the Hudson River A WWII P-47 Thunderbolt crashed in New York’s Hudson River on Friday killing the pilot, 56-year-old William Gordon, of Key West, FL. The plane was scheduled to take part in a […]

Wreck of British Submarine HMS P311 Found off the Coast of Italy: On New Year’s Eve 1942, HMS P311 sent her final message off the coast of Sardinia. HMS P311, a British T Class submarine had […]


An Auschwitz Forbidden Romance Story

Posted on May 28th, 2016 by:

 An Auschwitz Forbidden Romance Story In 1942, Helena Citrónová arrived in Auschwitz. She came from Slovakia, a country that declared its independence from Czechoslovakia when the Nazi’s divided the country. Helena worked in Auschwitz II, called Birkenau, […]


Hiroshima Visited By President Barack Obama

Posted on May 27th, 2016 by:

Hiroshima Visited By President Barack Obama In Hiroshima, Japan, President Barack Obama paid tribute to victims of the world’s first atomic bombing while hoping to bring attention to his vision of a nuclear free world. On […]

Jim McDonough Builds Giant Ships Out of Legos Jim McDonough loves ships and he loves Lego’s. He has been captivated by them ever since he was five years old. Now at 46, when he isn’t working […]


A Talk With Adm. Nimitz-From YANK Magazine

Posted on May 26th, 2016 by:

A Talk With Adm. Nimitz-From YANK Magazine By Sgt. H. N. Oliphant YANK Staff Correspondent PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII—In moments of crisis there is nothing that relaxes Adm. Chester W. Nimitz more than hitting a few bull’s-eyes […]

Okinawan Civilians Rescued in “Operation Security”: On April 1, 1945, the American military invaded the Island of Okinawa. Garrisoning the island were over 100,000 Japanese troops and military conscripts. The island also had a large Okinawan civilian […]

Marine Comes Home From Tarawa Over 70 Years Later On November 20, 1943, Marine Pfc. James Johnson was killed on the island of Tarawa. He was buried in one of the multiple battlefield cemeteries on the […]

Frederick Mayer: OSS Spy Who Captured a City Frederick Mayer, a German Jew and American Army spy was responsible for the German surrender of Innsbruck, Austria. Born Friedrich Mayer in Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden, Germany on […]

Enola Gay’s Bombing of Hiroshima From YANK Magazine Atomic Bomb Away By Robert Schwartz Y2c Yank Staff Correspondent GUAM, THE MARIANAS—It was 0245 when the colonel eased forward on the throttle. The B-29 with Enola Gay […]

Marcus McDilda, P-51 Pilot Who Fooled the Japanese About the Atomic Bomb: First Lieutenant Marcus McDilda’s P-51 Mustang was shot down off the coast of Japan on August 8, 1945, two days after the atomic bomb […]

 WASP Pilots Eligible For Burial at Arlington National Cemetery Women of the WASP are now eligible to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery thanks to new bipartisan legislation. After years of debate, President Barack Obama signed […]


Shangri-La is Launched by the US Navy

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 by:

Shangri-La is Launched by the US Navy The USS Shangri-La (CV 38) was named after President Franklin Roosevelt’s response to where Jimmy Doolittle’s B-25 bombers were launched from for their April 18, 1942 raid on Japan. The carrier […]

Two P-38 Pilots’ Deadly Jungle Encounter with a Japanese Flyer By Henry Sakaida      I should have been a police detective, but I cannot stand the sight of blood. However, I do enjoy solving real life […]

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