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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 […]

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Kiska, Remains of a Battle that Never was

Posted on April 7th, 2016 by:

Kiska, Remains of a Battle that Never was On June 7, 1942, 500 Japanese soldiers landed on the island Kiska, part of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Opposing the Japanese landing force were ten American soldiers, a few […]

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 […]

US Marine Corps Field Scarf, Rare Piece of the Pre-War Uniform: From the 1930’s to the end of WWII, there were dramatic changes in the combat uniform, helmet, equipment and weaponry of the US Marine. But […]

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Rescue at Truk – From YANK Magazine

Posted on April 5th, 2016 by:

Rescue at Truk By Sgt. Larry McManus Yank Staff correspondent Pearl Harbor- A submarine, many people believe, is a sleek, stealthy craft devoted to the science of destruction and manned by pallid sailors who consider a […]

B-17 Hero in the Philippines, Hewitt T. Wheless: When Hewitt T. Wheless was a kid in Menard, Texas his classmates nicknamed him ‘Nun’ because “There was scarcely none of him at all”. As he grew up, […]

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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 […]

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The Ahn Family, Children of a Leader

Posted on April 3rd, 2016 by:

The Ahn Family, Children of a Leader: In 1902, seeking a better education for himself, Ahn Chang-ho arrived in San Francisco with his wife, Helen (Hye Ryon Lee). Soon after his arrival, Ahn emerged as a […]

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 […]

Westinghouse “Jungle” Camouflage Liner for the M1 Helmet The M-1 helmet featured a removable liner that among other uses could be worn as a sun helmet separate from the heavy steel helmet. Since the war with […]

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MacArthur’s escape from the Philippines

Posted on March 23rd, 2016 by:

MacArthur’s escape from the Philippines: At 7:45 PM on March 11, 1942, a small torpedo boat, PT-41 departed from Corregidor. Under the cover of darkness, it rendezvoused with three other PT boats then carefully sailed through a minefield while heading south […]

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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