Monthly Archives: May 2016

Shoho the First Japanese Carrier Sunk in WWII The Shoho , sunk at the Battle of the Coral Sea, was the first Japanese aircraft carrier sunk during WWII. On June 1, 1935, the Imperial Japanese Navy […]

Navy Uniform Change Proposal from YANK Magazine In 1945, the Navy considered changing from their classic jumper and bellbottoms to a newer more “modern” uniform. Farewell to Bellbottoms Navy Notes By Donald Nugent Sp(X)3c Yank Navy […]

PT Boat – The Creation of the U.S. Navy’s “Mosquito Fleet” PT boats played an important role in patrolling Axis controlled waters and attacking enemy ships during WWII. In 1938, the US Navy put out an […]

Henry Waskow, the Captain Immortalized by Ernie Pyle Captain Henry Waskow died on December 14, 1943 far from home. He was killed on a mountain named Monte Sammucro near the town of San Pietro Infine overlooking […]

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Po Valley, the Final Campaign in Italy

Posted on May 4th, 2016 by:

Po Valley, the Final Campaign in Italy The Po Valley was the last barrier for Allied Victory in Italy. After nineteen months of bitter fighting in Italy, the Allies had slugged their way from the beaches […]

Peter Kubicek’s  Memories of Evil, a childhood in the Holocaust In March 1939 the Nazis marched into the remaining free part of Czechoslovakia absorbing it into the Third Reich. That month in 1939 would destroy the […]

Lou Brissie Overcame War Wounds to Become a Major League Pitcher Lou Brissie overcame a devastating leg wound to become an All-Star Major League pitcher. Born in Anderson, South Carolina on June 5, 1924, Leland Victor Brissie […]

A Souvenir from the China-Burma-India Theater. To Ruth, From Red: By Jonathan Abbott In 1944, Ruth Racke left Claryville,Kentucky. She went north to Covington, a city on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River and lived […]

Motion Sickness Pills Put Soldiers to Sleep on D-Day Motion sickness pills were handed out to American soldiers on the evening prior to D-Day. On June 5, 1944, Paratroopers of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions […]

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Louis Zamperini Story from YANK MAGAZINE

Posted on May 1st, 2016 by:

Louis Zamperini from YANK MAGAZINE Durable Louis Sports By Sgt. Frank De Blois The full story of Lou Zamperini’s war with Japan probably will never be told. There were parts of it—the 47 days in an […]

General John DeWitt and the Internment of the Japanese in America. Lieutenant General John L. DeWitt was one of the men most responsible for the forced evacuation of over 110,000 people of Japanese ethnicity from the […]


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