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B5N Kate Torpedo Plane under Restoration

Posted on April 21st, 2016 by:

B5N Kate Torpedo Plane under Restoration A rare Nakajima B5N torpedo plane is currently undergoing restoration at Pearl Harbor’s Pacific Aviation Museum. The B5N was Japan’s premier torpedo plane at the beginning of WWII. Codenamed “Kate” […]

Bill Genaust: Marine Cameraman Filmed Flag Raising on Iwo Jima Bill Genaust enlisted in the US Marine Corps on February 11, 1943 with plans to become a combat cameraman. By June 1944, Genaust was filming Marines […]

Mitsuyo Seo: Japan’s Wartime Animator: By Jonathan Abbott The beginning of 1945 was inauspicious for Japan. The first four months of the New Year saw the Empire lose Rangoon and Mandalay in Burma, Iwo Jima, and much of […]

5th Marine Division Artilleryman on Iwo Jima: Written by Jonathan Abbott On 9:00 AM on March 26th 1945 a small strip of land in the Volcanic Islands became silent. The last major action had ended the night […]

Smoky the Yorkshire Terrier, an Angel from a Foxhole: In February 1944, on Nadzab, New Guinea, an American soldier of the 5th Air Force’s 26th Photo Recon Squadron stopped on a primitive road when his jeep […]

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Robert Bush, 18 Year Old Hero on Okinawa

Posted on April 4th, 2016 by:

Robert Bush, 18 Year Old Hero on Okinawa Robert Eugene Bush was a logger’s son from Washington State. After his parents divorce, he lived with his mother in the basement rooms of the hospital where she […]

Okinawan boys of the Tekketsu Kinnotai, Japan’s last ditch weapon In the waning days of the WWII, as Japan found itself losing its conquered empire, a group of school boys reported for duty on Okinawa. The […]

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Okinawa-The Last Great Battle of WWII

Posted on April 1st, 2016 by:

Okinawa-The Last Great Battle of WWII: Seventy one years ago today, 86,000 Japanese military personnel and 39,000 civilian conscripts waited on the Island of Okinawa for the American invasion they knew would come. They did not […]

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Dog Tag Returned to Veteran’s Family

Posted on March 31st, 2016 by:

Dog Tag Returned to Veteran’s Family: Thomas E. Davis was the hard worker of his family. He grew up with six siblings on a farm in Indiana where he milked cows and threw bales of hay. […]

Fraternization in Germany from YANK Magazine

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by:

FRATERNIZATION By YANK Staff Correspondents: The recently deceased and little-mourned Non-Fraternization Act probably set off the loudest and most engaging international discussion of sex since Adam discovered Eve had not been placed in the Garden purely […]

150 Lost WWII Aircraft Found in the Pacific

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by:

150 Lost WWII Aircraft Found: A treasure trove of over 150 WWII US aircraft have been found 130 feet underwater in the Marshall Islands. Brandi Mueller of Cameron, Wisconsin discovered the wrecks while diving off the island of Roi-Namur. She […]

Homecoming of a WWII US Navy Corsair

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by:

Homecoming of a WWII US Navy Corsair: On March 18th, 1945 nineteen F4U Corsairs from Fighter Squadron 10 took off the from the USS Intrepid to bomb a naval base on the island of Kyushu, Japan. […]


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