Posts Tagged ‘ WWII ’

Flag still flies, but for how long?

June 10, 2018
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The victory at Midway was already a year in the mirror, D-Day still a year away. Marines were just beginning their long slog to Tokyo and the Army Air Corps Eight Air Force was entering its bloodiest period yet over the skies of Europe. June, 1943 was anything but the beginning of the lazy,...

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A list too long

May 27, 2018
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The unit designation on the cross is 407 BOMB SQ 92 BOMB GR. The home state and date of death reads, Missouri, July 28, 1943. The name is one Jerre M. Algeo. Regular readers of this column will recall Jerre as the Golden City man who in the summer of 1942 received his draft...

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75 years ago, America got her man

April 15, 2018
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75 years ago, America got her man

There was no Facebook, Twitter or Google; no Amazon Prime, no Netflix binge watching. Satellites were moons that circled planets. Television was invented but the range so limited and reception so poor it was at best a “maybe” for the future. Radar was around but still an infant. And anything remotely resembling a computer...

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The high cost of papered peace

August 13, 2017
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The high cost of papered peace

On September 30, 1938 British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain would stand outside the Prime Minister’s residence, 10 Downing Street, declaring that he had “returned from Germany bringing peace with honour.” and uttered perhaps the most famous wrong words of the 20th century “I believe it is peace for our time.” The price of Chamberlain’s...

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Battle of Midway at 75: Four men, one date, forever joined in history

June 4, 2017
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Battle of Midway at 75:  Four men, one date, forever joined in history

While the Morning Joe crowd wallows in their Russia conspiracy theories and the left screams the sky is falling it’s important to remember that 75 years ago today the sky really was falling as “the Battle of Coral Sea had been a small strategic victory, the Philippines were lost, and Japan was in control...

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Battle of Coral Sea at 75 still setting course for today

May 7, 2017
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At approximately 0755 local time, December 7th, 1941 in Pearl Harbor Hawaii, the beginning of the end of conventional naval warfare arrived on the wings of the Japanese Imperial Navy. The folly of the thinking that air power could not overcome battleship might laid bare for all to see as one by one, the...

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